Western anthology series featuring the real life stories of numerous legendary figures of the Old West. Future Dallas star Jim Davis played newspaperman Matt Clark, who would conveniently be present on the scene to tell the story of each featured character of the week. The show aired in syndication during the years 1954-55.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Stories of the Century - John Smith (actor) - Netflix
John Smith (March 6, 1931 - January 25, 1995) was an American actor remembered in particular for his leading roles in two NBC western television series, Cimarron City and Laramie.
Stories of the Century - Later acting career - Netflix
In 1964, John Wayne asked director Henry Hathaway to cast Smith in the role of Steve McCabe in Wayne's film Circus World. 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. In 1966, Smith guest-starred as Noble Vestry in the short-lived 1966 ABC comedy/western series The Rounders, starring Chill Wills. That same year, he played the part of Joe Gore in the film entitled Waco. In 1967, Smith was cast as Ed Dow in three episodes of ABC's short-lived Hondo western series, starring Ralph Taeger. He appeared in three episodes: “Hondo and the Ghost of Ed Dow”, “Hondo and the War Cry”, and “Hondo and the Eagle Claw.”. In 1968 and 1970, he appeared in two episode of NBC's The Virginian, starring James Drury and Doug McClure. In 1972, he appeared in two episodes of Robert Fuller's & Julie London's Emergency! in the role of “Captain Hammer.” He also appeared in 1968 in an episode of Robert Culp's I Spy crime drama. In 1971, he appeared as Dr. Carl Isenburg in the horror film, Blood Legacy. In 1972, he guest-starred on NBC's police drama Adam-12. That same year, he had his last film role as Mr. Ames in Walt Disney's Justin Morgan Had a Horse. 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. And in 1975, he appeared on Angie Dickinson's NBC drama, Police Woman.
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