John Smith
American actor
John Smith
John Smith was an American actor remembered in particular for his leading roles in two NBC western television series, Cimarron City and Laramie.
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GRAY MATTER; The Biographer's New Best Friend
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Stephen Mihm is an associate professor of history at the University of Georgia and the co-author of ''Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance.'' LEGEND has it that the newspaper mogul Joseph Pulitzer stumbled into success, buying The New York World on a lark in 1883. But this didn't seem right to James McGrath Morris, who began
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Darts: Skipper leads Slipper to key Saints victory - The Press, York
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SLIPPER edged past hosts St Paul's to win a high-quality clash in division one of the York John Smith's Ladies Darts League. Julie Stables checked out on 90 with a bull finish and St Paul's team-mate Amanda Bevan hit the tons, but Slipper captain
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John Smith tragically killed in an accident - Harnesslink
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Well known and respected horse transporter John Smith was tragically killed in an accident on his property on Saturday morning (August 27). He was 61. Smith was best known for his association with Magnum Skipper, who won a New South Wales Sires Stakes
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John Smith column 8/27/11: Bishop wants ELCA to sing Mary's song of faith - Reading Eagle
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Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson apparently adopted a style from some black preachers for his sermon opening the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America last week in Orlando, Fla. - emphasis on a repetitive phrase
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Crackdown on business behind bars - Stuff.co.nz
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Documents issued to The Dominion Post under the Official Information Act reveal that prisoner Phillip John Smith's company has been selling Chinese electronics since 2008 – yet nothing about his actions was illegal. In February, The Dominion Post
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No charges will be filed in tragic motocross death - Northwest Cable News
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Grant County officials say five year old Kaiden Henley was sitting on a bicycle watching the race when 29 year-old John Smith lost control of his motorcycle. Smith flew off his bike, which went about twenty to thirty feet before hitting and killing
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Jets Dial In To Pipeline For Punters
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Jets' history with Australian punters is believed to date to 1997, when Eric Mangini, then an assistant with the team, took time out of a vacation in Melbourne to put a young athlete with a big leg through a makeshift workout in a cow pasture. Mangini, who was visiting his brother, videotaped the workout and tried to
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American Axle names 2 new board members - BusinessWeek
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American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. said Wednesday that Steven Hantler and John Smith were elected to its board as independent directors of the auto supplier, effective Oct. 27. Their terms will expire at the company's 2013 annual shareholder
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New CoPS officer a fan of 'old time policing' style - Delta-Optimist
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John Smith, who conducts plenty of foot patrols, took over Ladner Community Police Station in April By Jessica Kerr, Freelance July 14, 2011 When Delta police Const. John Smith took over the Ladner Community Police Station earlier this year,
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Run For Your Wife sequel plays at Barn Theatre - Times 24
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FARCE Run For Your Wife, which told the tale of bigamist taxi driver John Smith, was a huge success. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email address below. The message will include the name and email address you gave us when
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1995
    Age 63
    Smith died on January 25, 1995 at the age of sixty-three of cirrhosis of the liver and heart problems.
    More Details Hide Details He was survived by one daughter. Smith was cremated, and his ashes were scattered at sea.
  • FORTIES
  • 1975
    Age 43
    And in 1975, he appeared on Angie Dickinson's NBC drama, Police Woman.
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  • 1974
    Age 42
    His last television appearances came in 1974 and 1975, when he portrayed different physicians in two episodes of ABC's medical-drama Marcus Welby, M.D., starring Robert Young.
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  • 1972
    Age 40
    In 1972, he guest-starred on NBC's police drama Adam-12.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he had his last film role as Mr. Ames in Walt Disney's Justin Morgan Had a Horse.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1971
    Age 39
    In 1971, he appeared as Dr. Carl Isenburg in the horror film, Blood Legacy.
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  • 1968
    Age 36
    He also appeared in 1968 in an episode of Robert Culp's I Spy crime drama.
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    In 1968 and 1970, he appeared in two episode of NBC's The Virginian, starring James Drury and Doug McClure.
    More Details Hide Details In 1972, he appeared in two episodes of Robert Fuller's & Julie London's Emergency! in the role of "Captain Hammer."
  • 1967
    Age 35
    In 1967, Smith was cast as Ed Dow in three episodes of ABC's short-lived Hondo western series, starring Ralph Taeger.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in three episodes: "Hondo and the Ghost of Ed Dow", "Hondo and the War Cry", and "Hondo and the Eagle Claw."
  • 1966
    Age 34
    In 1966, Smith guest-starred as Noble Vestry in the short-lived 1966 ABC comedy/western series The Rounders, starring Chill Wills.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he played the part of Joe Gore in the film entitlede Waco.
  • 1964
    Age 32
    In 1964, John Wayne asked director Henry Hathaway to cast Smith in the role of Steve McCabe in Wayne's film Circus World.
    More Details Hide Details According to a Smith biography, Hathaway developed an intense dislike for Smith for unknown reasons and tried to keep him from working again in Hollywood.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1959
    Age 27
    In 1959, he was cast as the young rancher Slim Sherman, the lead role on Laramie (1959–1963) with Robert Fuller, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert L. Crawford, Jr., Stuart Randall, and later Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes.
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    In 1959, he appeared as Irving Randall in the episode of "A Night with the Boys" of CBS's Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Smith played a pilot, Joe Walker, in the film Island of Lost Women.
  • 1958
    Age 26
    In 1958, he played the part of Smitty in "Letter of the Weak" in the detective series, Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, starring Darren McGavin.
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    In the 1958–1959 television season, Smith landed a starring role as the blacksmith/deputy sheriff Lane Temple on Cimarron City.
    More Details Hide Details The episodes rotated among Smith and two other stars, George Montgomery as Mayor Matt Rockford and Audrey Totter as Beth Purcell, the owner of the Cimarron City boarding house.
    In 1958, Smith appeared in the episode "The Irwin Brown Story" of the United States Navy television drama Men of Annapolis.
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  • 1957
    Age 25
    In 1957, Smith starred with Fay Spain as a young prizefighter, Tommy Kelly, in the film, The Crooked Circle.
    More Details Hide Details He was cast as Private Reynolds that year in the picture Tomahawk Trail, starring Chuck Connors. Smith appeared twice on the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Colt .45, starring Wayde Preston. He was cast as The Comanche Kid in "Gallows at Granite Gap" (November 8, 1957), with Virginia Gregg as Martha Naylor and Stuart Randall, later a recurring character with Smith on Laramie, as Sheriff Mort Cory. The child actor Ken Osmond was cast as Tommy. Smith subsequently appeared on Colt .45 as Shelby Taylor in "Point of Honor" (March 21, 1958). In this episode Cameron Mitchell portrayed Dr. Alan McMurdo.
  • 1956
    Age 24
    He appeared as David in the 1956 episode "Cholera" of CBS's Gunsmoke.
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    He was further cast in 1956 as Steve Maguire in the episode "The Singing Preacher", with Dick Foran in the lead role, on the religion anthology series, Crossroads.
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    He was Jeff Northrup in another 1956 film, Hot Rod Girl.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared as Thursday October Christian in another film, The Women of Pitcairn Island. That same year, he appeared as Wesley Mason in another film, Rebel in Town, starring John Payne. That same year, he was the lead guest in "The Story of Lucky Swanson" on CBS's fantasy drama, The Millionaire, and as a character called "Utah" on Father Knows Best, the Robert Young situation comedy.
    In 1956, Smith had a small role as Caleb Cope in the film Friendly Persuasion, starring Gary Cooper.
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  • 1955
    Age 23
    Smith guest-starred in 1955 in the role of John Sontag in the syndicated television series Stories of the Century, the first western series to win an Emmy Award.
    More Details Hide Details The episode is entitled "Sontag and Evans," referring to Sontag's older partner in crime, Chris Evans, played by Morris Ankrum. Sontag and Evans turn to crime to fight the encroachment of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
    In 1955, Smith played the part of James Earp, older brother of Wyatt Earp in the film Wichita, starring Joel McCrea and Vera Miles.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he played the part of Willie McGill or the "Colfax Kid" in the episode "Paper Gunman" of NBC's anthology series Frontier, hosted and narrated by Walter Coy.
  • 1954
    Age 22
    In 1954, Smith appeared as the newlywed Milo Buck, opposite Karen Sharpe as Nell Buck, in the Academy Award-winning airplane disaster film, The High and the Mighty, starring and produced by John Wayne.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1950
    Age 18
    By 1950, he was working as a messenger for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and in 1952, the studio cast him as James Stewart's brother in Carbine Williams, although the part was uncredited.
    More Details Hide Details He was renamed by his agent Henry Willson in contrast to the more exciting names of Willson's other clients as he was "the only John Smith in the business".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Born
    Born on March 6, 1931.
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