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Shug Fisher ACTOR


Shug Fisher was born on September 26th, 1907 in Grady County, Oklahoma with the birth name George Clinton Fisher.  His nickname, 'Shug' came from his mother as a child, short for sugar.  

From a young age he learned how to play a number of instruments such as the mandolin, fiddle and guitar.  As he grew older he decided to take his musical act on the road and added to it a comedic act. 
Fisher then decided to relocate to Hollywood and see if he could make a name for himself in the entertainment industry.  While looking for work as an actor he supported himself working as a oil field cabler and tool dresser.

Soon he was given a chance to perform on the radio and also performed live with a number of different country groups.  In 1939 he appeared on WLW0AM's Boone County Jamboree.  He then began working on western films with Roy Rogers.

He was singing in films, performing live and also writing songs such as, "Out on the Open Range" and "Ridin' Down to Santa Fe".  After doing some work with Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers in 1943 more doors began to open for him in the acting world.

Shug Fisher appeared in some classic wester movies during his career such as "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962) starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Vera Miles, Andy Devine and Woody Strode and "Cheyenne Autumn" (1964) starring James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Ricardo Montalban, Carroll Baker, Sal Mineo, Karl Malden, Victor Jory, George O'Brien, Edward G. Robinson and Dolores del Rio.

Shug was cast as a recurring role on the television adventure series, "Ripcord" (1961).  Other roles he is more well known for are on the series, "Beverly Hillbillies" (1962) and he continued to appear in a number of westerns as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers in a variety of the Roy Rogers serials.   

Other television appearances include, "Gunsmoke", "Ozark Jubilee", "Bonanza", "The Virginian", "Daniel Boone", "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color". 

Fisher married only once to Peggy Summers in 1935 and when this marriage came to an end he did not re-marry, nor did he have any children of his own.  His final acting roles were in the television movie, "The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies" (1981) and the television series, "Harper Valley" (1982).
Shug Fisher passed away on March 16th, 1984 in Woodland Hills, California and his remains are buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.


1982   Harper Valley
1981   The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies

1979-1980  The Dukes of Hazzard

 1979   ABC Weekend Specials 

1979   The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again 

1979   The Sacketts 
1978   Lucan

1978   Starsky and Hutch 

1978   How the West Was Won 
1977   The 3,000 Mile Chase 

1977   The Ghost of Cypress Swamp 

1970-1977  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1976   City of Angels

1975   Huckleberry Finn 

1975   Petrocelli
1975   Kolchak: The Night Stalker 

1962-1974  Gunsmoke 

1974   The Castaway Cowboy 
1974   Hog Wild 

1973   Key West

1973   Guns of a Stranger
1972   Love, American Style

1965-1971  The Virginian 

1969-1970  The Beverly Hillbillies
1961-1970  Bonanza 

1970   Cutter's Trail

1970   Smoke 
1969   The Reivers 

1967-1968  Cimarron Strip 

1967   Iron Horse
1966-1967  The Wild Wild West

1967   You've Got to Be Smart

1967   The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin 
1965-1967  Laredo 

1966   The Monroes

1965-1966  Daniel Boone 

1966   The Cat

1965   The Legend of Jesse James

1965   Tammy 
1965   Git! 

1964   Cheyenne Autumn 

1963   Petticoat Junction 
1963   Temple Houston 

1961-1963  Have Gun - Will Travel

1961-1963  Ripcord 
1962   The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

1960   Sergeant Rutledge 

1959   The Giant Gila Monster
1955   Pecos Pest

1955   Mister Roberts 

1951   Fighting Coast Guard 
1951   Silver City Bonanza 

1950   Rio Grande 

1949   Stallion Canyon
1949   Riders of the Pony Express

1949   Susanna Pass

1947   The Last Round-up
1947   On the Old Spanish Trail 

1947   Springtime in the Sierras

1946   Heldorado
1946   Roll on Texas Moon

1946   Under Nevada Skies 

1946   My Pal Trigger 
1946   Rainbow Over Texas 

1946   Home on the Range 

1946   Ding Dong Williams 
1946   Song of Arizona

1945   Don't Fence Me In 

1945   Sunset in El Dorado 
1945   Along the Navajo Trail 

1945   Man from Oklahoma 

1945   Bells of Rosarita 
1945   Utah

1944   Lights of Old Santa Fe 

1944   San Fernando Valley 
1944   Song of Nevada 

1944   The Yellow Rose of Texas 

1944   Jamboree 
1943   Swing Your Partner

Matinee Classics - The Castaway Cowboy starring James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp, Eric Shea, Elizabeth Smith, Manu Tupou, Gregory Sierra, Shug Fisher, Nephi Hannemann, Lito Capina, Ralph Hanalei, Lee Wood, Luis Delgado, Buddy Joe Hooker and Kim Kahana
Matinee Classics - The Giant Gila Monster starring Don Sullivan, Fred Graham, Lisa Simone, Shug Fisher, Bob Thompson, Janice Stone, Ken Knox, Gay McLendon, Don Flournoy, Cecil Hunt, Stormy Meadows, Howard Ware, Pat Reeves, Jan McLendon and Jerry Cortwright

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