One of the greatest actors from the era when Hollywood was still great passed away!
He was a part of a great generation of Hollywood actors that represented the real American values! So for me, this is a really sad day!
Ty Hardin, who starred in early TV Westerns Cheyenne and its spinoff, Bronco, has died. He was 87, and his widow Carolyn Pampu Hardin told the Associated Press he had been in failing health.
When Cheyenne star Clint Walker left his show in a contract dispute, executives at Warner Bros. cast Hardin as Bronco Layne to keep the series going. Hardin was given his own Western after Walker returned, and Bronco debuted in September 1958, sticking around for four seasons though April 1962.
Hardin also appeared in his most famous role in other TV Westerns from the Warner Bros. stable, including Maverick and Sugarfoot.
In films released in 1962, Hardin starred opposite Jeff Chandler in the Sam Fuller war movie Merrill’s Marauders and was the object of Glynis Johns’ affection in George Cukor’s The Chapman Report.
He then appeared in such films as the JFK biopic PT 109 (1963), Wall of Noise (1963) — as a horse trainer opposite Suzanne Pleshette — Palm Springs Weekend (1963), Battle of the Bulge (1965), Custer of the West (1967) and, with Joan Crawford, Berserk (1967).
He later returned to Hollywood that had dramatically changed in the late 1960s and 1970s. He decided to quit acting and enter the ministry, affiliating with Calvary Chapel.
So basically he decided to quit because he was too good for the whiny liberal actors that started to rise in the 70’s!
RIP legend you will remain in my heart as one of the best!
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