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Stars You Forgot Were Cast As Cowboys In Movies And TV Shows

When you think about classic TV and movie cowboys do you think Clint Eastwood, John Wayne and Charles Bronson instead of Bob Dylan, Bob Denver and Sammy Davis Jr.?

Yeah, so does everybody else, but both Bobs and Sammy were in old school westerns too, they're just not as well known for their portrayals of cowpokes as those gritty Western icons.

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Sammy Davis Jr. was absolutely great as the gunslinger Tip Corey in the 1962 episode of The Gunslinger entitled Two Ounces Of Tin, playing a character with personality, depth and true grit.

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Bob Dylan made in appearance in the 1973 film Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid as Alias, a badass stranger who helps Billy escape from three thugs. Dylan also composed the score for the film, which earned him a Grammy nomination.

But of the three, Bob Denver got to play cowboy the longest, since he starred alongside Forrest Tucker in the Sherwood and Elroy Schwartz series Dusty's Trail for 26 episodes back in 1973-74.

See The Unlikely Dozen: 12 Stars You Forgot Were Cast As Cowboys In TV And Movies here


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List should have included Arnold Schwarzenegger; early in his career he appeared in a Kirk Douglas comedy/western called The Villain. It's actually a fun little flick.
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There are no clips, so I tracked a few down. Jagger in "Ned Kelly", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mksJyq7Z-mQ . Dylan as "Alias" in Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, https://youtu.be/gILYTdqqCo0?t=57 , and his film score is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unXiwYHSsNw . Aaron Spelling in Gunsmoke at https://youtu.be/tDxIG6gUems?t=59 . Harrison Ford in The Virginian, at https://youtu.be/Pjc7OuqJDns?list=PLiVwUeON-va4d3TMGTmq2tjMC3MAzaUeQ&t=256 . Bob Denver in Dusty's Trail, at https://youtu.be/t_FfBM9Uwwo?t=16 . Sammy Davis, Jr. in The Rifleman at https://youtu.be/6GVeSd6NZ3o?t=67 .
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