I know Fred always came up with good quizzes to pass the time. I thought I'd follow up and see how many Western stars were archers. Feel free to post a pic of some of your favoritesThe archer in Howard's photo is probably the most famous.Deno
"TV" Tommy Ivo.
Saw him race one time when the cowling over the front of the frame came loose and flew up in the air. Didn't faze him. Kept his foot in the throttle like nothing happened.
He had a really nice trailer with glass inserts in the sides and lights so you could see the drag car. His pit car was a Corvette painted to match the dragster and kept on the roof of the trailer.
If I remember right, everything was painted pink.
He also had an exhibition car with 4, yes 4, Buick engines.
This little guy appeared in many Western movies. He became a famous Drag Racer
Don’t know about running bases backwards, but I believe I read somewhere that Chuck Connors played pro baseball for a while. He may have played basketball also. He was a pretty big guy
The javelin thrower was Michael Landon
Side quiz #2
This Western TV Star received a USC athletic scholarship after setting the National High School Javelin record. After a few shoulder injuries he decided to join the Drama club. Was discoverd and made his first movie. The rest is History.
I know nothing at all about American Baseball, so I can't help with that one 😎
A Little side quiz....
Which western TV star played for both the Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, AND the Boston Celtics. He hit a Home Run and ran the bases backwards to boot.
Bowman, I did post a photo of Lee Marvin, before he was famous, shooting with an archery club in New York. The pic was from an issue of Archery magazine. Don't think I still have it. I'll sniff around.
He was also on the cover of a bowhunting magazine from New York, or at least the East Coast. Don't recall the name. This was all in the 1950's. The club members were wearing bycockets, also referred to as Robin Hood hats.
Bownam said, I'm going to regret this, but the guy on the left looks like Doug McLure.
omruger said, yep, and the guy on the right is James Drury cast from “The Virginian” I believe.
You are both correct. The man in the middle was a studio executive.
James Drury was The Virginian and Doug McClure was Trampas.
Old Burt (the smiler) Lancaster himself 😁
Lee Marvin was a keen archer. I am pretty sure that Ira or Fred posted a photo of him on the shooting range a couple of years ago.
Keep 'em comin' There has to be more...
#4 Richard Farnsworth
Looks like Roy Rogers