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Monte Hale (1919–2009)

American B-Western star and singing cowboy Monte Hale was born Samuel Buren Ely in 1919 in Ada, Oklahoma, to Herod and Helen Ely. He learned to sing and play guitar at an early age. In Houston and later Galveston, Texas, he played for vaudeville shows and local rodeos. During World War II a job as a replacement guitar player with the Stars Over ... See full bio »

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Giant Bale Clinch
The Missourians Marshal Bill Blades
The Timber Trail Monte Hale
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 1959-1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Bank Teller / Sgt.
- Uncle Finney (1968) ... Bank Teller
- Blue Horse (1959) ... Sgt.
 1966 The Chase
Dental Delegate (uncredited)
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Sheriff Johnson
- How Brillig, O, Beamish Boy (1966) ... Sheriff Johnson
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
- Image of Guilt (1959) ... Loomis
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Sergeant Bergman
- The Deserter (1958) ... Sergeant Bergman
 1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Doyle Fetcher
- The Runaway Wizard (1958) ... Doyle Fetcher
 1956 Giant
Bale Clinch
 1954 Yukon Vengeance
Jim Barclay
 1950 Trail of Robin Hood
Monte Hale
 1950 The Missourians
Marshal Bill Blades
 1950 The Old Frontier
Marshal Barney Regan
 1950 The Vanishing Westerner
Chris Adams
 1949 Pioneer Marshal
Marshal Ed Sherwood Posing as Ted Post
 1949 Ranger of Cherokee Strip
Ranger Steve Howard
 1949 San Antone Ambush
Lt. Ross Kincaid
 1949 South of Rio
Jeff Lanning
 1949 Outcasts of the Trail
Pat Garrett
 1949 Law of the Golden West
Bill Cody
 1949 Prince of the Plains
Bat Masterson
 1948 Son of God's Country
U.S. Marshal Monte Hale
 1948 The Timber Trail
Monte Hale
 1948 California Firebrand
Monte Hale
 1947 Under Colorado Skies
Monte Hale
 1947 Along the Oregon Trail
Monte Hale
 1947 Last Frontier Uprising
Monte Hale
 1946 Out California Way
Monte Hale
 1946 Man from Rainbow Valley
Monte Hale
 1946 Sun Valley Cyclone
 1946 Home on the Range
Monte Hale
 1946 California Gold Rush
Pete - Driver That Quits
 1946 The Phantom Rider
Cowboy Cass [Ch. 1]
 1945 Colorado Pioneers
Cowhand That Quits
 1945 Rough Riders of Cheyenne
Ward Tuttle
 1945 Bandits of the Badlands
Dr. Steve Carson
 1945 The Purple Monster Strikes
Dr. Harvey [Chs. 13-14]
 1945 Oregon Trail
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1945 Steppin' in Society (uncredited)
 1945 The Topeka Terror
Settler (uncredited)
 1944 The Big Bonanza
Saloon Singer
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[on Roy Barcroft] . . . the most likable, kindly, soft-spoken gentleman you ever crossed trails with. But when the cameras started rolling, he was the meanest, low-down, orneriest son-of-a-gun on the face of the earth. He always made the leading man look really good, no matter with whom he was working. He could always handle his part with the best of actors. See more »


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