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Hank Worden

Raised on a cattle ranch in Montana. Educated at Stanford and the University of Nevada as an engineer. Washed out as an Army pilot. Toured the country in rodeos as a saddle bronc rider. Broke his neck in a horsefall in his 20s, but didn't know it until his 40s. Chosen along with Tex Ritter from a rodeo at Madison Square Garden in New York to appear in the Broadway play "Green Grow the Lilacs", the play from which the musical "Oklahoma" was later derived. Drove a cab in New York, then worked on dude ranches as a wrangler and as a guide on the Bright Angel trail of the Grand Canyon. Recommended by Billie Burke to several movie producers. Became friends with John Wayne, Howard Hawks, and later John Ford, all of whom provided him with much work. Survived by adopted daughter Dawn Henry. Date of Death:  6 December 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA  (natural causes)


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Born:
Jul 23, 1901 In Rolfe, Iowa
Movie/TV Credits:
96
First Appeared:
In the movie Barbary Coast 1935-10-13
Latest Project:
Series Twin Peaks 1990-04-08
Known For
Poster of Twin Peaks
Poster of Island Fury
Poster of Forty Guns
Poster of Prairie Express
Filmography
Series Twin Peaks Unknown 1990-04-08
Movie Runaway Train Old Con 1985-11-15
Movie The Ice Pirates Elderly Jason 1984-03-16
Movie Island Fury Gramps Jebediah 1983-11-11
Series Knight Rider Unknown 1982-09-26
Movie Scream John 1981-01-01
Movie Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. Old Geezer 1981-10-09
Movie Bronco Billy Station Mechanic 1980-06-11
Movie Big Wednesday Shopping Cart 1978-05-26
Movie Cahill U.S. Marshal Albert, Valentine Stationmaster 1973-07-11
Movie Big Jake Hank 1971-05-26
Movie Rio Lobo Hank, the hotel desk clerk 1970-12-18
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Green Acres Unknown 1965-09-15
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie McLintock! Curly Fletcher 1963-11-13
Movie The Music Man The undertaker 1962-06-19
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Movie One-Eyed Jacks Doc 1961-03-30
Movie The Alamo Parson 1960-10-24
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie The Horse Soldiers Deacon Clump 1959-06-11
Movie The Notorious Mr. Monks Pete 1958-02-28
Movie The Toughest Gun in Tombstone Liveryman 1958-05-14
Movie Bullwhip Tex 1958-05-25
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Movie The Buckskin Lady Lon 1957-07-01
Movie The Quiet Gun Sampson 1957-07-18
Movie Spoilers of the Forest Pat Casey 1957-04-04
Movie Dragoon Wells Massacre Hopi Charlie 1957-08-28
Movie Forty Guns Marshal John Chisum 1957-09-01
Movie Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Fiddler 1956-07-18
Movie The Searchers Mose Harper 1956-03-13
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Movie Accused of Murder Les Fuller 1956-12-21
Movie Thunder Over Arizona Old Jonas 1956-08-04
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Woman of the North Country Tom Gordon 1952-01-01
Movie Boots Malone Auto Mechanic 1952-01-11
Movie The Big Sky Poordevil 1952-08-19
Movie Apache War Smoke Amber 1952-09-25
Movie Comin' Round the Mountain Shooting Match Official 1951-01-01
Movie Sugarfoot Johnny-Behind-the-Stove 1951-02-11
Movie Father Is a Bachelor Finnegan (uncredited) 1950-02-22
Movie Curtain Call at Cactus Creek 1950-05-24
Movie Frenchie Grady 1950-12-25
Movie Cover Up Undertaker (as Worden Norten) 1949-02-25
Movie Red Canyon Charley 1949-05-05
Movie Roseanna McCoy Jacob (uncredited) 1949-10-12
Movie Streets of Laredo Texas Ranger (uncredited) 1949-05-27
Movie Fort Apache Southern Recruit 1948-03-26
Movie Man from Texas Minor Role (uncredited) 1948-03-06
Movie Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' Clem (uncredited) 1948-06-01
Movie The Sainted Sisters Taub Beasley 1948-04-30
Movie Red River Simms Reeves 1948-08-26
Movie Whispering Smith Ranchhand 1948-12-09
Movie 3 Godfathers Deputy Curly 1948-12-01
Movie Angel and the Badman Townsman (uncredited) 1947-02-15
Movie Prairie Express Deputy Clint 1947-10-24
Movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Western Character (uncredited) 1947-09-01
Movie Lawless Breed The Deputy 1946-08-16
Movie The Woman of the Town The Barber 1943-12-31
Movie A Lady Takes a Chance Waiter 1943-08-19
Movie Black Market Rustlers Slim 1943-08-27
Movie Flesh and Fantasy Circus Spectator (uncredited) 1943-10-29
Movie Deep in the Heart of Texas Townsman 1942-09-25
Movie Robbers of the Range Stagecoach Attendant (uncredited) 1941-04-17
Movie Border Vigilantes Aunt Jennifer's Wagon Driver 1941-04-18
Movie Gaucho Serenade Farmer Driving Jalopy 1940-05-09
Movie Winners of the West Drunk 1940-07-02
Movie Viva Cisco Kid Deputy 1940-04-12
Movie Northwest Passage Ranger Tying Oars 1940-02-23
Movie Beyond Tomorrow Hospital Visitor 1940-01-01
Movie The Range Busters Cowhand 1940-08-22
Movie Cross-Country Romance Wedding Witness 1940-07-12
Movie Triple Justice Townsman Outside Saloon 1940-09-22
Movie Brigham Young Mormon Cheering Porter 1940-09-27
Movie Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride Henry Haggerty 1940-09-05
Movie Stagecoach Cavalryman Extra (uncredited) 1939-03-02
Movie Rollin' Westward Slim Regan 1939-03-01
Movie The Night Riders Rancher 1939-04-12
Movie Sundown on the Prairie Henchman Hank 1939-02-08
Movie Oklahoma Frontier Townsman 1939-10-09
Movie Reno Townsman 1939-12-01
Movie Chip of the Flying U Cowhand 1939-11-29
Movie Frontier Town Henchman Buck 1938-03-04
Movie The Cowboy and the Lady Cowhand Leonard (uncredited) 1938-11-17
Movie Sing Cowboy Sing Henchman 1937-05-22
Movie Hittin' the Trail Sidekick Hank 1937-04-03
Movie The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen Deputy 1937-08-06
Movie The Californian Ruiz Man 1937-07-18
Movie Hollywood Round-Up Saloon Set Extra 1937-11-06
Movie For the Service Henchman (uncredited) 1936-06-01
Movie Come and Get It Lumberjack (uncredited) 1936-11-06
Movie Barbary Coast Barfly / Townsman (uncredited) 1935-10-13