Forrest Tucker

Born Feb 12, 1919

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1919 Birth Born on February 12, 1919.


1933 14 Years Old Tucker began his performing career at age 14 at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, pushing the big wicker tourist chairs by day and singing "Throw Money" at night. … Read More
1938 19 Years Old Tucker graduated from Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., in 1938. … Read More


1939 20 Years Old When Lake's theatre closed for the summer in 1939, Tucker was helped by a wealthy mentor to travel to California and try to break into film acting. … Read More
1940 21 Years Old Tucker married four times: (1) in 1940 to Sandra Jolley (1919–86), divorced in 1950, daughter of the character actor I. … Read More
1946 27 Years Old Despite his budding stardom, Tucker enlisted in the United States Army during World War II, earning a commission as a second lieutenant. He resumed his acting career at the war's end, appearing in the classic 1946 film The Yearling and stealing a few scenes from Errol Flynn in Never Say Goodbye the same year.
1948 29 Years Old In 1948 Tucker left Columbia and signed with Republic Pictures. … Read More


1956 37 Years Old …  Though F Troop lasted only two seasons on ABC, the series has been in constant syndication since, reaching three generations of viewers. (Two of his Gunsmoke episodes feature Tucker in his cavalry uniform again, as the comic Sergeant Holly (1970), who in one scene "marries" and spends a hectic night with Miss Kitty.) He appeared in many television series, including CBS's Appointment with Adventure in the 1956 series finale titled "Two Falls for Satan", ABC's Channing a drama about college life that aired during the 1963–64 season.


1961 42 Years Old In 1961, Tucker appeared on NBC in Audie Murphy's short-lived western series Whispering Smith.
1963 44 Years Old Tucker played the outlaw Bob Dalton in the 1963 episode "Three Minutes to Eternity" of the syndicated western series, Death Valley Days, a dramatization of the simultaneous bank robberies by the Dalton gang in Coffeyville, Kansas. … Read More


1976 57 Years Old On television, Tucker was a frequent guest star, including a total of six appearances on Gunsmoke and the recurring role of Jarvis Castleberry, Flo's estranged father on the 1976-1985 TV series, Alice and its spinoff, Flo. … Read More


Tucker, who had been ill for some time, collapsed on his way to the ceremony for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 1986.
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