Ken Curtis

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Birthday
2, 1916
Birthplace
Lamar, CO
Death Date
Apr 28, 1991 (74)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
2, 1916
Birthplace
Lamar, CO
Death Date
Apr 28, 1991 (74)

About

Played the role of Festus on TV's Gunsmoke and also sang with Sons of the Pioneers prior to becoming an actor.

Before Fame

He and his family lived above the local jail due to his father being the sheriff.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He married and divorced Barbara Ford in 1952 and 1964, respectively, and later married Torrie Connelly in 1966.

Associated With

He replaced Frank Sinatra in the band, Dorsey.

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