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Charles Starrett (1903–1986)

While on the Darmouth College football team, Charles Starrett was hired to play a football extra in The Quarterback (1926). Impressed by the job, Starrett got the acting bug and next went into vaudeville, then regional stage work and finally to Broadway. Spotted by a Paramount talent scout, Starrett was signed to play the romantic lead in Fast and... See full bio »

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The Mask of Fu Manchu
The Mask of Fu Manchu Terrence Granville
Bonanza Town
Bonanza Town Steve Ramsay / The Durango Kid
Blazing Across the Pecos
Blazing Across the Pecos Steve Blake aka The Durango Kid
The Viking
The Viking Luke Oarum


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 1951 Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre (TV Series)
- Shot in the Dark (1951)
 1949 South of Death Valley
Steve Downey aka The Durango Kid
 1949 Desert Vigilante
Steve Wood - The Durango Kid
 1945 Sagebrush Heroes
Steve Randall
 1944 Cowboy from Lonesome River
Steve Randall
 1942 Pardon My Gun
Steve Randall
 1942 Down Rio Grande Way
Steve Martin
 1938 West of the Santa Fe
Steve Lawlor
 1935 What Price Crime
Allen Grey
 1934 Sons of Steel
Phillip Mason
 1934 Desirable
 1926 The Quarterback
Football Player (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared in "The Star of Bengal" on Broadway.

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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His horse was named Raider, although during the run of the Durango Kid series there were actually more than 30 horses used. See more »

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