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  1. Ben Johnson (actor) - Wikipedia

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    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. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a consignment of horses for a film.

    Year
    Title
    Role
    Notes
    1939
    Mexican Barfly
    Uncredited
    1943
    Deputy
    Uncredited
    1943
    Bordertown Gun Fighters
    Messenger
    Uncredited
    1944
    The Pinto Bandit
    Race Contestant
    Uncredited
  2. Ben Johnson - IMDb

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    Born in Oklahoma, Ben Johnson was a ranch hand and rodeo performer when, in 1940, Howard Hughes hired him to take a load of horses to California. He decided to stick around (the pay was good), and for some years was a stunt man, horse wrangler, and double for such stars as John Wayne, Gary Cooper and James Stewart.

  3. Ben Johnson - Biography - IMDb

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    Mini Bio (1) Born in Oklahoma, Ben Johnson was a ranch hand and rodeo performer when, in 1940, Howard Hughes hired him to take a load of horses to California. He decided to stick around (the pay was good), and for some years was a stunt man, horse wrangler, and double for such stars as John Wayne, Gary Cooper and James Stewart.

  4. Ben Johnson (actor) — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2

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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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] 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 IMDb
    Ben Johnson at the TCM Movie Database
    Ben Johnson at Find a Grave
  5. Ben Johnson: Movies, TV, and Bio - amazon.com

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    Born in Oklahoma, Ben Johnson was a ranch hand and rodeo performer when, in 1940, Howard Hughes hired him to take a load of horses to California. He decided to stick around (the pay was good), and for some years was a stunt man, horse wrangler, and double for such stars as John Wayne, Gary Cooper and James Stewart.

    • June 13, 1918
  6. Obituaries : Ben Johnson; Oscar-Winning Actor - Los Angeles Times

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    Apr 09, 1996 · Ben Johnson, rugged Western actor of about 300 films who won an Academy Award as the movie theater owner in “The Last Picture Show,” died Monday He was 75. The actor died of a heart attack in a...

  7. May 20, 2019 · Ben Johnson (actor) : biography June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996 He portrayed the character Cap Roundtree in the 1979 miniseries The Sacketts. He also co-starred in 1994 version of Angels in the Outfield.

  8. Wife of Actor Ben Johnson Dies After Long Illness

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    Mar 30, 1994 · APR 1, 2021 - Services have been set for Carol Elaine Johnson, wife of Academy Award-winning actor Ben Johnson, who died Sunday following an extended illness at an Arizona hospice center. She was 73.She was born Oct. 20, 1920, in Sherman Oaks, Calif. She and Ben Johnson had been married for 56 years.They lived in Mesa, Ariz.Johnson was a spiritual, warm and caring person who had a "wonderful ...

  9. At a celebrity panel at the 2006 Lone Pine Film Festival actor Ed Faulkner told some charming stories about western cowboy actor Ben Johnson. Previous versio...

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