Festus / Festus Haggen / Brisco / Frank Eaton / Jesse / Kyle Kelly / Phil Jacks / Scout
Seaborn Tay, Cattle Rancher
Cecil Carnes Sr.
Festus / Festus Haggen / Frank Eaton / ...
Jim Buckley / Ken Buckley
Kyle Cleatus / Pappy Lightfoot
Donnelly - Regimental Singer (uncredited)
(1949-52) Curtis served as the lead singer for 'The Sons of the Pioneer'", the foremost Western vocal group in history. His hits with the group included "Room Full of Roses" and "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky".
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Sons of the Pioneers
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Grew up in Las Animas, CO, where his father, Dan Gates, was sheriff. As was the custom at the time, they lived above the jail and his mother, Nellie (Sneed) Gates, cooked for the prisoners. He once said he patterned "Festus" after a local character known as Cedar Jack, who lived about 40 miles out in the cedar hills and made a living cutting cedar fence posts for farmers and ranchers. When he ...
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