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Hank Worden ACTOR


Hank Worden was born on July 23rd, 1901 in Rolfe, Iowa with the birth name Norton Earl Worden.  His family raised him on a ranch in Montana and after high school he attended the University of Nevada and Stanford University and studied engineering.
He first pursued a career as a Army pilot and later toured the country performing in rodeos, and found work as a cab driver in New York as well as a wrangler guide for the trails in the Grand Canyon.  Soon he was given the chance to appear on Broadway in the play, "Green Grow the Lilacs" after he was seen in a rodeo in Madison Square Garden in New York.
Over the course of his career he appeared in a number of films with Tex Ritter billed as Heber Snow and also worked with John Wayne in seventeen films.  His film debut was as an extra in, "The Plainsman" (1936) starring Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur and Charles Bickford and he followed this role with joining the John Ford Stick Company and breaking into more film and television work.
Although many of his film roles were un-credited some of the more well known ones included, "Northwest Passage" (1943) starring Spencer Tracy and Buddy Ebsen, "Jack London" (1943) starring Michael O'Shea and Susan Hayward, "The Indian Fighter" (1955) starring Kirk Douglas, "The Searchers" (1956) starring John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Ken Curtis, Harry Carey Jr., Vera Miles, Natalie Wood and Ward Bond, "Accused of Murder" (1956) starring David Brian and Vera Ralston, "Spoilers of the Forest" (1957), "Forty Guns" (1957) starring Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Gene Barry, John Ericson and Dean Jagger, "The Alamo" (1960) directed by and also starring John Wayne and an all star cast, "McLintock!" (1963) starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Chill Wills, Yvonne De Carlo, Stefanie Powers, Edgar Buchanan, Jerry Van Dyke, and a host of others, "Good Times" (1967), "Big Jake" (1971), "Flush" (1977), "Which Way is Up?" (1977) starring Richard Pryor, "Every Which Way But Loose" (1978) starring Clint Eastwood, "Scream" (1981), "Space Rage" (1985) starring Richard Farnsworth and "Almost and Angel" (1990).
Along with his many film roles he also appeared on a number of television series throughout his lifetime such as, "Sheriff of Cochise", "Petticoat Junction", "Climax!", "Gunsmoke", "Iron Horse', "Daniel Boone', "The Adventures of Jim Bowie", "Bonanza", "Wagon Train", "The Lone Ranger" and "The Beverly Hillbillies". 
Hank Worden married only once to Emma Louise Eaton in 1940 and he had one daughter who was adopted as an adult.  They remained married until she passed away in 1977.  He then lost his life on December 6th, 1992 in Los Angeles, California.


1990-1991  Twin Peaks 

1990   Almost an Angel 
1990   Big Bad John

1988   Once Upon a Texas Train 

1986   Knight Rider
1985   Space Rage

1985   Runaway Train 

1985   UFOria 
1984   The Ice Pirates

1983   Please Don't Eat the Babies

1982   Hammett 
1981   Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.

1981   Scream

1980   Bronco Billy 
1978   They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way 

1978   Every Which Way But Loose
1978   Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

1978   Big Wednesday

1977   Which Way Is Up?
1977   Smokey and the Bandit 

1977   The Legend of Frank Woods 

1977   Flush 
1975   Sky Heist 

1974   Gunsmoke

1974   The Hanged Man
1974   Eve of Aunt Agnes

1973   Cahill, U.S. Marshal 

1972   Rolling Man
1972   McCloud

1971   Rod Serling's Night Gallery

1971   Black Noon 
1971   Bedknobs and Broomsticks 

1971   Big Jake 

1971   Zachariah 
1970   Rio Lobo 

1970   Chisum

1968-1969  Green Acres
1969   True Grit 

1969   Big Daddy

1969   The Beverly Hillbillies
1968   The Outcasts

1968   Lancer

1966-1968  Petticoat Junction
1967   The President's Analyst

1967   Iron Horse

1967   Hondo and the Apaches
1967   Good Times

1965-1967  Daniel Boone 

1960-1966  Bonanza 
1963   The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters 

1963   McLintock! 

1962   The Music Man
1960-1961  Wagon Train

1961   One-Eyed Jacks

1960   Rawhide
1960   The Alamo

1960   Sergeant Rutledge 

1959   The Horse Soldiers 
1959   Steve Canyon

1959   Bronco

1958   Wild Heritage
1958   Bullwhip 

1958   The Toughest Gun in Tombstone 

1957-1958  Tales of Wells Fargo
1958   The Notorious Mr. Monks 

1958   Sing Boy Sing 

1957   Forty Guns
1957   The Adventures of Jim Bowie

1957   The Buckskin Lady

1949-1957  The Lone Ranger 
1957   Dragoon Wells Massacre

1957   Spoilers of the Forest 

1957   Climax!
1957   The Quiet Gun

1956   Accused of Murder

1956   Sheriff of Cochise
1956   Thunder Over Arizona

1956   The Searchers

1956   Meet Me in Las Vegas
1956   The Warrens of Arizona 

1955   The Indian Fighter

1955   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1955   The Vanishing American

1955   The Road to Denver

1955   The Man from Texas
1954   The Outcast

1954   Ma and Pa Kettle at Home

1954   Crime Wave 
1953   Powder River

1953   Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation 

1952   Sky Full of Moon
1952   Apache War Smoke 

1952   Woman of the North Country 

1952   The Big Sky 
1952   Boots Malone

1951   The Man with a Cloak

1951   Joe Palooka in Triple Cross
1951   Comin' Round the Mountain

1951   Sugarfoot

1950   Frenchie
1950   Curtain Call at Cactus Creek 

1950   Wagon Master

1950   Father Is a Bachelor
1950   When Willie Comes Marching Home

1949   The Silver Theatre

1949   Roseanna McCoy
1949   The Fighting Kentuckian

1949   Hellfire 

1949   Streets of Laredo
1949   Red Canyon

1949   Cover Up

1948   Yellow Sky
1948   Whispering Smith

1948   3 Godfathers

1948   Red River 
1948   Tap Roots

1948   Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' 

1948   Hazard 
1948   The Sainted Sisters

1948   Fort Apache

1948   Lightnin' in the Forest
1948   Man from Texas

1948   Slippy McGee 

1947   High Wall 
1947   Prairie Express 

1947   The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

1947   The Sea of Grass 
1947   Angel and the Badman

1947   The Shocking Miss Pilgrim 

1946   Duel in the Sun
1946   Undercurrent

1946   The Missing Lady

1946   Lawless Breed
1946   Frontier Gunlaw

1945   Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood

1945   The Bullfighters
1944   National Barn Dance

1944   Forty Thieves 

1944   Lumberjack 
1944   Wyoming Hurricane

1944   None Shall Escape

1943   The Woman of the Town
1943   Jack London

1943   Canyon City

1943   Flesh and Fantasy
1943   So Proudly We Hail! 

1943   Black Market Rustlers

1943   A Lady Takes a Chance 
1943   Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground 

1942   Just Off Broadway 

1942   Riding the Wind 
1942   Cowboy Serenade

1942   Code of the Outlaw

1941   Dude Cowboy
1941   Last of the Duanes

1941   Love at First Fright

1941   Robbers of the Range
1941   Border Vigilantes

1941   Mad About Moonshine

1941   Ride, Kelly, Ride
1940   Triple Justice

1940   Ride Tenderfoot Ride

1940   Brigham Young
1940   The Range Busters

1940   Cross-Country Romance

1940   Winners of the West
1940   Prairie Law 

1940   Gaucho Serenade

1940   Beyond Christmas 
1940   Shooting High 

1940   Riders of Pasco Basin 

1940   Rancho Grande 
1940   Molly Cures a Cowboy

1940   Viva Cisco Kid 

1940   Northwest Passage  
1939   Bandits and Ballads

1939   Reno 

1939   Chip of the Flying U 
1939   Oklahoma Frontier

1939   Cupid Rides the Range

1939   Timber Stampede 
1939   The Night Riders

1939   Rollin' Westward 

1939   Stagecoach
1939   Sundown on the Prairie

1938   Ghost Town Riders

1938   The Cowboy and the Lady
1938   Where the Buffalo Roam

1938   The Stranger from Arizona

1938   Rollin' Plains 
1938   Flaming Frontiers 

1938   Western Trails

1938   The Last Stand
1938   Frontier Town 

1937   The Singing Outlaw

1937   Sudden Bill Dorn
1937   Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts

1937   Boss of Lonely Valley

1937   Hollywood Round-Up
1937   Moonlight on the Range

1937   The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen 

1937   The Californian
1937   Riders of the Dawn

1937   Riders of the Rockies 

1937   Sing, Cowboy, Sing
1937   Hittin' the Trail 

1937   Trouble in Texas 

1936   The Plainsman 
1936   Come and Get It 

1936   Ghost-Town Gold 

1936   For the Service
1935   Barbary Coast

Matinee Classics - The Buckskin Lady starring Patricia Medina, Richard Denning, Gerald Mohr, Henry Hull, Hank Worden, Robin Short, Richard Reeves, Dorothy Adams, Frank Sully, George Cisar, Louis Lettieri, Byron Foulger and John Dierkes
Matinee Classics - The Big Sky starring Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt, Arthur Hunnicutt, Buddy Baer, Steven Geray, Henri Letondal, Hank Worden, Jim Davis, Iron Eyes Cody, Fraak DeKova and Guy Wilkerson
Matinee Classics - The Indian Fighter starring Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas, Walter Abel, Lon Chaney Jr., Eduard Franz, Alan Hale Jr., Elisha Cook Jr., Ray Teal, Frank Cady, Michael Winkelman, William Phipps, Harry Landers and Hank Worden
Matinee Classics - Bronco Billy starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers, Bill McKinney, Sam Bottoms, Dan Vadis, Sierra Pecheur, Walter Barnes, Woodrow Parfrey, Beverlee McKinsey, Doug McGrath, Hank Worden, Tessa Richarde, William Prince and Merle Haggard
Matinee Classics - Riding the Wind starring Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Joan Barclay, Lee 'Lasses' White, Eddie Dew, Ernie Adams, Earle Hodgins, Kate Harrington, Charles R. Phipps, Bud Osborne, Karl Hackett, Hank Worden and Larry Steers
Matinee Classics - Sing, Cowboy, Sing starring Tex Ritter, Louise Stanley, Al 'Fuzzy' St. John, Charles King, Karl Hackett, Bob McKenzie, Horace Murphy, Snub Pollard and Hank Worden

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