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Bob Steele

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.                                          Bob Steele (January 23, 1907 - December 21, 1988) was an American actor. He was born Robert Adrian Bradbury in Portland, Oregon, into a vaudeville family. After years of touring, the family settled down in Hollywood in the late 1910s, where his father, Robert N. Bradbury, soon found work in the movies, first as an actor, later as a director, and by 1920, he hired Bob and his twin brother Bill (1907–1971) as juvenile leads for a series of adventure movies entitled "The Adventures of Bob and Bill". Bob's career began to take off for good in 1927, when he was hired by production company Film Booking Offices of America (FBO) to star in a series of Westerns. Bob—who was rechristened Bob Steele at FBO—soon made a name for himself, and in the late 1920s, 1930s and 1940s starred in B-Westerns for almost every minor film studio, including Monogram, Supreme, Tiffany, Syndicate, Republic (including several films of the Three Mesquiteers series) and Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) (including the initial films of their "Billy the Kid" series), plus he had the occasional role in an A-movie, as in the adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men from 1939. In the 1940s, Bob's career as a cowboy hero was on the decline, but he kept himself working by accepting supporting roles in many big movies like Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep, or the John Wayne vehicles Island in the Sky, Rio Bravo and Rio Lobo. Besides these he also made occasional appearances in science fiction films like Atomic Submarine and Giant from the Unknown and did lots of television work, culminating in a regular supporting role in the army comedy F Troop (1965–1967), which allowed him to show his comic talent. Steele played the character of Trooper Duffy who claimed to have been "shoulder to shoulder with Davy Crockett at the Alamo"-in fact Steele played in With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo in 1926. Bob Steele died on December 21, 1988 from emphysema after a long sickness. Bob Steele is said to have been the inspiration for the character "Cowboy Bob" in the Dennis The Menace comic strip.                              Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Steele (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.                    

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Jan 23, 1907 In Portland, Oregon, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Trappings the Mountain Lion 1921-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch 1976-05-01
Known For
Poster of McLintock!
Poster of Rio Bravo
Poster of The Steel Jungle
Poster of The Big Sleep
Movie Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (archive footage) 1976-05-01
Movie Charley Varrick Bank Guard (uncredited) 1973-09-19
Movie Something Big Teamster #3 1971-11-19
Series Then Came Bronson Unknown 1969-09-17
Movie Hang 'em High Jenkins 1968-07-31
Series Family Affair Unknown 1966-09-12
Movie Requiem for a Gunfighter Max Smith 1965-06-30
Series F Troop Trooper Duffy 1965-09-14
Movie The Bounty Killer Red - Henchman 1965-07-30
Movie Bullet for a Badman Sheriff (uncredited) 1964-09-01
Movie McLintock! Train Engineer 1963-11-12
Movie The Wild Westerners Deputy Marshal Casey Banner 1962-06-06
Movie Six Black Horses Puncher 1962-08-24
Movie Hell Bent for Leather Jared 1960-02-01
Movie No Name on the Bullet Poker Player (uncredited) 1959-02-01
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie Rio Bravo Matt Harris (uncredited) 1959-03-17
Movie The Atomic Submarine "Grif" Griffin 1959-11-29
Series The Rebel Unknown 1959-10-04
Movie Pork Chop Hill Col. Kern 1959-05-29
Movie Giant from the Unknown Sheriff Parker 1958-01-03
Series The Texan Unknown 1958-09-29
Movie Duel at Apache Wells Joe Dunn 1957-01-25
Movie Gun for a Coward Durkee 1957-01-30
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie The Parson and the Outlaw Ace Jardine 1957-09-23
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Series Sugarfoot Unknown 1957-09-17
Movie The Steel Jungle Dan Bucci 1956-03-10
Series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Unknown 1955-09-06
Movie The Spoilers Miner 1955-09-20
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Last of the Desperados Charlie Bowdre 1955-10-31
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie Drums Across the River Billy Costa 1954-06-01
Movie The Outcast Dude Rankin 1954-08-15
Movie Rose of Cimarron Rio 1953-01-01
Movie San Antone Bob Coolidge 1953-02-15
Movie Column South Sgt. 'Mac' McAfee 1953-05-20
Movie Island in the Sky Wilson 1953-09-05
Movie Savage Frontier Sam Webb 1953-05-15
Movie The Lion and the Horse Matt Jennings 1952-05-16
Movie The Enforcer Herman 1951-02-24
Movie Silver Canyon Walt Middler 1951-06-19
Movie Cattle Drive Charlie Morgan / Careless 1951-08-08
Movie Fort Worth Shorty 1951-07-14
Movie The Savage Horde Dancer 1950-05-22
Movie South of St. Louis Slim Hansen 1949-03-01
Movie Twilight on the Rio Grande Dusty Morgan 1947-03-31
Movie Exposed Chicago 1947-09-08
Movie Killer McCoy Sailor Graves 1947-12-01
Movie Bandits of Dark Canyon Ed Archer 1947-12-15
Movie Ambush Trail Curley Thompson 1946-02-17
Movie Six Gun Man Stormy Storm 1946-02-01
Movie Sheriff of Redwood Valley The Reno Kid 1946-03-29
Movie Thunder Town Jim Brandon 1946-04-13
Movie The Big Sleep Lash Canino 1946-08-23
Movie Rio Grande Raiders Jeff Carson 1946-09-09
Movie Wildfire Happy Haye 1945-07-18
Movie Navajo Kid Tom "The Navajo Kid" Kirk 1945-11-21
Movie Northwest Trail RCMP Matt O'Brien 1945-11-30
Movie Outlaw Trail Bob 1944-04-29
Movie Westward Bound Bob Steele 1944-01-17
Movie Arizona Whirlwind Bob Steele 1944-02-21
Movie Sonora Stagecoach Bob Steele 1944-06-10
Movie Marked Trails Bob Stevens 1944-07-29
Movie Trigger Law Bob Steele 1944-09-29
Movie The Utah Kid Bob Roberts 1944-08-25
Movie The Blocked Trail Tucson Smith 1943-03-12
Movie Thundering Trails Tucson Smith 1943-01-25
Movie Santa Fe Scouts Tucson Smith 1943-04-15
Movie Riders of the Rio Grande Tucson Smith 1943-05-21
Movie Revenge of the Zombies Sheriff 1943-09-17
Movie Death Valley Rangers Bob Steele 1943-12-03
Movie Raiders of the Range Tucson Smith 1942-03-18
Movie Code of the Outlaw Tucson Smith 1942-01-30
Movie Westward Ho Tucson Smith 1942-04-24
Movie Valley of Hunted Men Tucson Smith 1942-11-13
Movie The Phantom Plainsmen Tucson Smith 1942-06-16
Movie Shadows on the Sage 'Tucson' Smith / Curly Joe 1942-08-24
Movie Pals of the Pecos Tucson Smith 1941-04-07
Movie Billy The Kid's Fighting Pals Billy the Kid 1941-04-17
Movie Prairie Pioneers Tucson Smith 1941-02-16
Movie Billy the Kid's Range War Billy the Kid 1941-01-24
Movie The Great Train Robbery Tom Logan 1941-02-28
Movie Gangs of Sonora 'Tucson' Smith 1941-07-10
Movie Saddlemates Tucson Smith 1941-05-15
Movie Gauchos of El Dorado 'Tucson' Smith 1941-10-24
Movie West of Cimarron Tucson Smith 1941-12-15
Movie Outlaws of Cherokee Trail 'Tucson' Smith 1941-09-10
Movie Billy the Kid in Santa Fe Billy the Kid 1941-07-11
Movie The Carson City Kid Lee 1940-07-01
Movie Pinto Canyon Sheriff Bob Hall 1940-04-30
Movie Wild Horse Valley Bob Evans 1940-03-13
Movie City for Conquest Kid Callahan (uncredited) 1940-09-21
Movie Billy the Kid Outlawed Billy the Kid 1940-07-20
Movie Billy the Kid in Texas Billy the Kid 1940-09-29
Movie Lone Star Raiders Tucson Smith 1940-12-23
Movie The Trail Blazers Tucson Smith 1940-11-11
Movie Billy the Kid's Gun Justice Billy the Kid 1940-12-27
Movie Under Texas Skies Tucson Smith 1940-09-29
Movie Mesquite Buckaroo Bob Allen 1939-04-30
Movie Feud of the Range Bob Gray 1939-01-15
Movie Riders of the Sage Bob Burke 1939-08-01
Movie El Diablo Rides Bob 1939-12-12
Movie The Pal from Texas Unknown 1939-11-01
Movie Of Mice and Men Curley 1939-12-30
Movie Paroled - To Die Doug Redfern 1938-01-11
Movie Thunder in the Desert Bob Radford 1938-03-08
Movie Desert Patrol Dave Austin 1938-06-05
Movie Durango Valley Raiders Keene Cordner 1938-08-21
Movie The Feud Maker Tex Ryan aka Wind River Kid 1938-04-16
Movie Border Phantom Larry O'Day 1937-06-06
Movie Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin Dan Stockton 1937-05-18
Movie The Trusted Outlaw Dan Ward 1937-05-04
Movie Doomed at Sundown Dave Austin 1937-07-06
Movie Lightnin' Crandall Bob Crandall, aka Lightnin' Crandall 1937-03-24
Movie Colorado Kid Colorado Kid 1937-12-06
Movie The Red Rope Tom Shaw 1937-07-19
Movie Arizona Gunfighter Colt Ferron 1937-09-24
Movie Ridin' the Lone Trail Bob McArthur 1937-08-31
Movie Last of the Warrens Ted Warren 1936-05-09
Movie The Kid Ranger Ray Burton 1936-02-05
Movie The Law Rides Bruce Conway 1936-06-24
Movie Brand of the Outlaws Gary Gray 1936-08-15
Movie The Gun Ranger Dan Larson 1936-11-17
Movie Cavalry Ted Thorne 1936-10-04
Movie Tombstone Terror Jimmy Dixon / Duke Dixon 1935-04-24
Movie Smokey Smith Smokey Smith 1935-04-01
Movie Sundown Saunders Jim Sundown Saunders 1935-08-01
Movie Kid Courageous Bob Bannister 1935-02-02
Movie Big Calibre Bob Neal 1935-03-08
Movie Trail of Terror Spike Manning 1935-12-20
Movie No Man's Range Jim Hale 1935-09-04
Movie Alias John Law Everett Tarkington 'John' Clark 1935-11-04
Movie The Rider of the Law Bob Marlow 1935-11-01
Movie Powdersmoke Range Jeff Ferguson aka Guadalupe Kid 1935-09-27
Movie A Demon for Trouble Bob Worth 1934-08-10
Movie Western Justice Jim / Ace 1934-12-12
Movie The Brand of Hate Rod Camp 1934-11-02
Movie Trailing North Unknown 1933-05-15
Movie The Gallant Fool Kit Denton 1933-05-28
Movie Breed of the Border Speed Brent 1933-03-01
Movie Ranger's Code Unknown 1933-08-14
Movie Galloping Romeo Bob Rivers 1933-08-04
Movie The Mystery Squadron Fred Cromwell 1933-12-21
Movie Riders of the Desert Bob Houston 1932-04-23
Movie South of Santa Fe Tom Keene 1932-01-08
Movie Son of Oklahoma Unknown 1932-07-16
Movie Law of the West Bob Carruthers, alias Bob Morgan 1932-03-19
Movie The Man from Hell's Edges Bob Williams aka 'Flash' Manning 1932-06-14
Movie Hidden Valley Bob Harding 1932-10-11
Movie Young Blood Nick aka The Kid 1932-11-05
Movie The Fighting Champ Brick Loring 1932-12-15
Movie Texas Buddies Ted Garner 1932-10-18
Movie Sunrise Trail Texas, aka Tex 1931-02-07
Movie The Nevada Buckaroo Buck Hurley, known as The Nevada Kid 1931-07-28
Movie Near the Trail's End Marshal Johnny Day 1931-09-29
Movie The Oklahoma Cyclone 1930-08-08
Movie Near the Rainbow's End Jim Bledsoe 1930-06-10
Movie The Land of Missing Men Steve O'Neil 1930-10-14
Movie The Cowboy and the Outlaw George Hardcastle 1929-10-01
Movie Trapping The Bob Cat Bob 1921-01-01
Movie Trappings the Mountain Lion Bob 1921-01-01
Movie Catching a Koala Bear Bob 1921-01-01
Movie Trapping the Coyote Bob 1921-01-01
Movie Capturing a Canadian Lynx Bob 1921-01-01
Movie A Day in the Wilds Bob 1921-11-12
Movie The Skunk Bob 1921-10-16
Movie Catching a Fox Bob 1921-01-01