Hank Worden

Movie Actor

Birthday July 23, 1901

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Rolfe, IA

DEATH DATE Dec 6, 1992 (91)

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He toured the country as a rodeo rider before playing the Lone Ranger and appearing in Westerns. He appeared with John Wayne in True Grit, The Searches, and The Alamo.

Before Fame

He broke his neck by falling off of a horse sometime in his 20s, but continued to ride, claiming he just had a sore neck.


He played small parts in a dozen of John Ford's classic westerns, and appeared 17 films with John Wayne.

Family Life

He was born in Rolfe, Iowa, and raised on a cattle ranch in Montana.

Associated With

He and Tex Ritter were both spotted by a talent scout at a rodeo in Madison Square Garden, and were offered a role in the Broadway production of Green Grow the Lilacs.