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Sunset Carson (1920–1990)


An American cowboy star of "B" westerns who had a brief career in the 1940s, Sunset Carson was born with the decidedly unheroic name of Winifred Maurice Harrison (although he was generally known to his family as Michael or Mick) in Gracemore, Oklahoma. He moved to Plainview, Texas, as a boy and became a successful rodeo rider. Supposedly spotted ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 69) in Reno, Nevada, USA

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Known For

Sheriff of Cimarron
Sheriff of Cimarron Sunset Carson
(1945)
Oregon Trail
Oregon Trail Sunset Carson - Posing as Jim Parker
(1945)
Call of the Rockies
Call of the Rockies Sunset Carson
(1944)
Santa Fe Saddlemates
Santa Fe Saddlemates Sunset Carson
(1945)

Filmography

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 1985 Alien Outlaw
Sunset
 1985 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Yancy Carlson
- Down-Home Country Blues (1985) ... Yancy Carlson
 1978 Seabo
Sheriff Deese
 1950 Battling Marshal
Marshal Sunset Carson
 1949 Rio Grande
Sunset Carson
 1948 Sunset Carson Rides Again
Sunset Carson
 1948 Deadline
Sunset Carson
 1948 Fighting Mustang
Ranger Sunset Carson
 1946 Rio Grande Raiders
Sunset Carson
 1946 Red River Renegades
Sunset Carson
 1946 The El Paso Kid
Sunset Carson aka El Paso Kid
 1946 Alias Billy the Kid
Sunset Carson
 1946 Days of Buffalo Bill
Sunset Carson
 1945 The Cherokee Flash
Sunset Carson
 1945 Rough Riders of Cheyenne
Sunset Carson
 1945 Bandits of the Badlands
Ranger Sunset Carson
 1945 Oregon Trail
Sunset Carson - Posing as Jim Parker
 1945 Bells of Rosarita
Sunset Carson
 1945 Santa Fe Saddlemates
Sunset Carson
 1945 Sheriff of Cimarron
Sunset Carson
 1944 Firebrands of Arizona
Sunset Carson
 1944 Code of the Prairie
Sunset Carson
 1944 Bordertown Trail
Sunset Carson
 1944 Janie
Sgt. Carl Brooks (uncredited)
 1944 Call of the Rockies
Sunset Carson (as Sonny "Sunset" Carson)
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Tex (as Michael Harrison)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: He had his own western radio series, "The Black Bandit".

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sonny "Sunset" Carson | Sunset 'Kit' Carson | Michael Harrison

Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Roy Barcroft] One of the greatest you'd ever want to meet. He enjoyed a good laugh and was always telling jokes and pulling tricks on somebody. He enjoyed parties, hanging out with the guys and riding his motorcycle. See more »

Trivia:

When Carson, whose real name was Michael Harrison, signed with Republic Pictures, studio head Herbert J. Yates thought that his name was too long to fit on theater marquees and would have to be changed. As he looked out his window he saw a used-car lot across the street called "Sunset Motors", and named his new cowboy star "Sunset". The new last name, "Carson", was in honor of legendary ... See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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