Hoot Gibson

(Edmund Richard Gibson)
Born: 8/6/1892
Birthplace: Tekamah, Nebraska

Cowboy star with a comedic bent who began his career in the rodeo then began doing stunts for silent films. In 1912, he won the title of The World's All-Around Cowboy Champion in Pendleton, Oregon, then went on to serve in the U.S. Army during World War I. He worked with director John Ford in a series of westerns, beginning a career that would span some 200 silent and 75 sound films, in which he functioned mostly as a comedic foil to the hero. He retired in 1944 except for an occasional role.

Died: 8/23/1962
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