Monday, January 11, 2016

Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis was an American actor, probably best known for his portrayal of Festus on the long-running western, Gunsmoke.  One of his best-loved scenes was this little vignette

As a kid, I loved watching Gunsmoke, which probably explains part of my love for Single Action revolvers today.

I didn't know the man could sing.

Now, I'll be digging through YouTube for the next hour or so.


taminator013 said...

He was also in one of John Wayne's best movies, "The Quiet Man". You can see him at about the 1:50 mark in this video clip, singing and playing the accordion.

Really surprised me, too about his voice after only knowing him all these years as Festus..................

Old NFO said...

He was a class act... And a good character actor.

Retired Spook said...

You can see him in lots of John Wayne movies. He was a singer first, starting with The Sons of the Pioneers.