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Dub Cannonball Taylor


Movie Cowboy:  Born in 1908 in Virginia, he was a popular comic "sidekick" in Westerns. Taylor grew up in Oklahoma City, and played the Vaudeville circuit before playing in Westerns. His first movie role was in 1938 and his first Western was with Wild Bill Elliott in 1939-1941. He appeared with Tex Ritter, Charles Starrett, and with Jimmy Wakely in a singing-cowboy series of 15 films.

He featured a "slapstick" style of comedy and appeared in a couple of TV series. He also appeared in some big-time movies like; Bonnie and Clyde, A Man Called Horse, Support Your Local Gunfighter, and The Hallelujah Trail.

He became known as "Cannonball" in the movie "Taming of the West" in 1939, in what was known as the Wild Bill Elliot series.

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