From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For other people with the same name, see Ben Johnson. Benjamin " Son " Johnson Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996) was an American film and television actor, stuntman, and world champion rodeo cowboy. Tall and laconic, Johnson brought authenticity to many roles in Westerns with his expert horsemanship.
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Johnson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma, on the Osage Indian...
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Ben Johnson, Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996), or Son Johnson, was an American actor. He was mostly known for being in Western movies such as Hang 'Em High. He was also a world champion rodeo cowboy, stuntman, and rancher. Johnson won an Academy Award for his role on The Last Picture Show.
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Johnson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma, on the Osage Indian Reservation, of Irish and Cherokee ancestry, the son of Ollie Susan Johnson (née Workmon; 1899-2000) and Ben Johnson, Sr. (1896-1952). His father was a rancher and rodeo champion in Osage County. Johnson was drawn to the rodeos and horse breeding of his early years. In 1953, he took a break from well-paid film work to compete in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) becoming Team Roping World Champion, although he only broke even financially that year. Johnson was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1973. According to his ProRodeo Hall of Fame entry, he said, "I’ve won a rodeo world championship, and I’m prouder of that than anything else I’ve ever done.” In 2003, he was inducted into the Texas Trail of Fame.Johnson's mother Ollie died a few years after her son, on October 16, 2000, aged 101. Johnson's 1941 marriage to Carol Elaine Jones lasted until her death...
Johnson's film career began with the Howard Hughes film, The Outlaw. Before filming began, Hughes bought some horses at the Oklahoma ranch that Johnson's father managed, and hired Johnson to get the horses to northern Arizona (for The Outlaw's location shooting), and then to take them on to Hollywood. Johnson liked to say later that he got to Hollywood in a carload of horses. With his experience wrangling for Hughes during The Outlaw's location shooting, once in Hollywood, he did stunt work for the 1939 movie The Fighting Gringo, and throughout the 1940s, he found work wrangling horses and doing stunt work involving horses. His work as a stuntman caught the eye of director John Ford. Ford hired Johnson for stunt work in the 1948 film Fort Apache, and as the riding double for Henry Fonda. During shooting, the horses pulling a wagon with three men in it stampeded. Johnson, who "happened to be settin' on a...
Johnson continued to work almost steadily until his death from a heart attack at the age of 77.On April 8, 1996, the veteran actor collapsed while visiting his 96-year-old mother Ollie at Leisure World in Mesa, Arizona, the suburban Phoenix retirement community where they both lived. Johnson's body was later transported from Arizona to Pawhuska, Oklahoma, for burial at the Pawhuska City Cemetery. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Johnson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard. In 1982, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. In 1996, Tom Thurman made a documentary film about Johnson's life, titled Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right, written by Thurman and Tom Marksbury. The Ben Johnson Memorial Steer Roping and the International Roundup Cavalcade, the world's largest amateur rodeo,...Oliver, Myrna (April 9, 1996). "Obituaries : Ben Johnson; Oscar-Winning Actor". The Los Angeles Times.Ben Johnson on IMDbBen Johnson at the TCM Movie DatabaseBen Johnson at Find a Grave
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From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia For other people with the same name, see Ben Johnson. Benjamin " Son " Johnson Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996) was an American film and television actor, stuntman, and world champion rodeo cowboy. Tall and laconic, Johnson brought authenticity to many roles in Westerns with his expert horsemanship.
Ben Johnson (Ben "Son" Johnson, Jr), naixito de Foraker (Oklahoma) o 13 de chunio de 1918 y muerto en Mesa (Arizona) o 8 d'abril de 1996, estió un actor estatounitense, con devanpasatos cherokees.
Ben Johnson (actor) Ben Johnson Jr. (Foraker, Oklahoma, 13 de xunu de 1918 – Mesa, Arizona, 8 d'abril de 1996) foi un actor d' Estaos Xuníos que participó principalmente en westerns.
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