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      Ken Curtis

      Ken Curtis

      Highest Rated: 93% Mister Roberts (1955)

      Lowest Rated: 20% The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

      Birthday: Jul 2, 1916

      Birthplace: Lamar, Colorado, USA

      Former big-band vocalist (he joined the Tommy Dorsey Band after Frank Sinatra left) and singing cowboy in low-budget westerns of the 1940s, ken Curtis is best known as the scuffy bewhiskered deputy sheriff Festus Haggen in the hit western TV series "Gunsmoke" (1964-75). He also appeared in several films by his then father-in-law John Ford including "Mister Roberts" (1955), "The Searchers" and "Wings of Eagles" (both 1956), "The Last Hurrah" (1958) and "The Horse Soldiers" (1959).

      Highest rated movies

      93% Mister Roberts
      86% Two Rode Together
      86% The Last Hurrah
      81% The Horse Soldiers
      55% The Alamo
      40% The Killer Shrews
      40% The Wings of Eagles

      Photos

      THE YOUNG LAND, Ken Curtis, 1959 CALL OF THE FOREST, from left: Charlie Hughes, Ken Curtis, 1949 TWO RODE TOGETHER, Harry Carey, Jr., Ken Curtis, 1961 CALL OF THE FOREST, third, fourth and fifth from left: Tom Hanly, Robert Lowery, Ken Curtis, 1949 CALL OF THE FOREST, from left: Chief Thundercloud, Ken Curtis, 1949 CALL OF THE FOREST, from left: Ken Curtis, Charlie Hughes, Martha Sherrill, Tom Hanly, 1949 CALL OF THE FOREST, from left: Ken Curtis, Charlie Hughes, 1949 MISTER ROBERTS, Henry Fonda (left), Ken Curtis (sailor uniform), Jack Lemmon (second from right), 1955. THE KILLER SHREWS, Ken Curtis, 1959 MISTER ROBERTS, Ken Curtis, Henry Fonda, 1955. MISTER ROBERTS, William Powell, Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Ward Bond, Ken Curtis, Nick Adams (far rt.), 1955. MISTER ROBERTS, Ken Curtis, Henry Fonda, 1955. THE KILLER SHREWS, Ken Curtis, James Best, 1959 THE KILLER SHREWS, Ingrid Goude, Baruch Lumet, Gordon McLendon, Ken Curtis, James Best, 1959 CALL OF THE FOREST, second, fifth and sixth from left: Tom Hanly, Ken Curtis, Robert Lowery, 1949 THE KILLER SHREWS, Ken Curtis, 1959 OVER THE SANTA FE TRAIL, fifth, sixth and seventh from left: Ken Curtis, Guinn Williams, Guy Kibbee, 1947 THAT TEXAS JAMBOREE, Ken Curtis (left), 1946 THAT TEXAS JAMBOREE, first, second and fourth from left: Ken Curtis, Jeff Donnell, Guinn Williams, 1946 CALL OF THE FOREST, from left: Robert Lowery, Ken Curtis, 1949

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 75% Conagher Seaborn Tay (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 44% Once Upon a Texas Train Kelly Sutton (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 100% God's Outlaw Producer - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet First Fruits Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost Unknown (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet California Gold Rush Kentuck (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon a Starry Night Uncle Ned (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pony Express Rider Jed Richardson (Character) - 1976
      58% 81% Robin Hood Nutsy (Voice) - 1973
      86% 52% Two Rode Together Greeley Clegg (Character) - 1961
      55% 64% The Alamo Capt. Almeron Dickinson (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Freckles Wessner (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 22% The Young Land Lee Hearn (Character) - 1959
      20% 22% The Giant Gila Monster Producer - 1959
      40% 24% The Killer Shrews Jerry Farrell (Character),
      Producer
      - 1959
      No Score Yet 33% Escort West Trooper Burch (Character) - 1959
      81% 76% The Horse Soldiers Cpl. Wilkie (Character) - 1959
      86% 81% The Last Hurrah Monsignor Killian (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 14% The Missouri Traveler Fred Mueller (Character) - 1958
      40% 57% The Wings of Eagles John Dale Price (Character) - 1957
      93% 85% Mister Roberts Yeoman 3rd Class Dolan (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Call of the Forest Bob Brand (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Riders of the Pony Express Tom Blake/Tom Bledsoe (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Over the Santa Fe Trail Curt Mason (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lone Star Moonlight Curt Norton (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of the Depths Buck Clayton (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Texas Jamboree Curt Chambers (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of the Prairie Dan Tyler (Character) - 1945

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 41% Airwolf Cecil Carnes Sr. (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow Rose Hoyt Coryell (Character) 1983-1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Uncle Ned (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Scout (Character),
      Jesse (Guest Star)
      1959-1960 1962-1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Pappy Lightfoot (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Tim Durant (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1959-1960