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Ken Curtis (1916 - 1991) Ken had a wonderful voice, a true voice. He was just like a pitch pipe." (Bob Nolan)

Ken Curtis (July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) was an American singer and actor. During World War II, Curtis served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945.

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Gene Curtis - 1916-1991....Oodles of Westerns, a lot with John Wayne....Also sang with "The Sons of the Pioneers"....

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Ken Curtis (Actor) famous for his portrayal of "Festus" on Gunsmoke also did movies and at one time was a singer with Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 1916-1991

Ken Curtis as Festus Hagen on Gunsmoke.

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Ken Curtis (1916 – 1991) was an American born Country and Western singer and B-Western actor. He was best known for his role as Festus Haggen on the long-running Gunsmoke television series (1955 - 1975). Before becoming an actor Curtis performed with the popular Sons of the Pioneers from 1949 to 1953 as well as singing with the Tommy Dorsey band.

KEN CURTIS - I have seen this character actor play a regular guy in a suit...but usually a Cowboy. He was Festus on "Gunsmoke"

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Ken Curtis seeing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds". Remember Festus from Gunsmoke? He started in movies as a singer with The Sons of the Pioneers.

Ken Curtis (né Curtis Gates: July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) Born in Lamar, CO. Abandoned a singing career to enlist in the US Army during WW II serving from 1942-45 in the Pacific Theater. Singer and actor best known for his role as Festus in the television series Gunsmoke.

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Ken Curtis as Festus in Gunsmoke. Also the replacement singer in the Tommy Dorsey band when Frank Sinatra went solo. Also a member of the Son's of the Pioneers singing group and also in many John Wayne Movies

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