Buddy Fogelson

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Birthday
16, 1900
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
Dec 1, 1987 (87)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
16, 1900
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
Dec 1, 1987 (87)

About

Texas wildcatter who made a fortune from oil and married into British acting royalty.

Before Fame

He started out raising cattle on his ranch, the Forked Lightning Ranch, next to the Pecos River southeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Trivia

He owned and bred Thoroughbred racehorses and purchased Ack Ack from Harry F. Guggenheim's estate in 1971.

Family Life

He was visiting Hollywood in 1948 when a mutual friend, Peter Lawford, introduced him to his future wife Greer Garson. Garson had seven Academy Award nominations and a Best Actress win in 1942.

Associated With

He was on General Dwight Eisenhower's staff during World War II, heading up oil procurement for the Allied Forces.