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[describing his mentors] Milburn Stone
[Doc] and Ken Curtis
[Festus] of Gunsmoke
(1955) told me early on, "When you go in public, you're going to meet people that let you into the privacy of their homes, into their bedrooms. They'll think of you as part of their family, so they'll feel like they know you. Some will want to hug you. When they do that, don't disappoint them". That's my advice to ...
Has earned several Western awards over the years. Received "The Wrangler" award in 1972 and was inducted into the National Cowboy Western Heritage Musuem as a trustee. He later received the National Festival of the West award "Cowboy Spirit Award" in 1998, which actor Dennis Weaver
also received several years later, and received a plaque on the "Walk of Western Stars" in Santa Clarita, CA, that ...