'FESTUS' TAKES A WIFE - Ken Curtis (who portrays 'Festus' Hagen in the CBS-TV western series, "Gunsmoke") poses with real-life wife, Torrie Curtis between rodeo performances.
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.
Still of Burt Reynolds, James Arness, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis and Milburn Stone in Gunsmoke
Ken Curtis (1916 - 1991) "Ken had a wonderful voice, a true voice. He was just like a pitch pipe." (quote by Bob Nolan). Ken was later known as Festus on TV's "Gunsmoke".
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"GUNSMOKE" TV SHOW CAST IN 1964 w/ BURT REYNOLDS - 8X10 PUBLICITY PHOTO (EE-124)
1964 PUBLICITY PHOTO FOR THE TV SHOW "GUNSMOKE". Standing, from left: Milburn Stone (as Doc Adams), Ken Curtis (as Festus Hagen), Burt Reynolds (as Quint Asper) and James Arness (as Marshall Matt Dillon). | eBay!
Can you ever get too many pictures of Festus? That's like saying "I'm only to watch each episode once"
Ken Curtis "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" Festus Country How many of you knew Festus could sing!
Ken Curtis eventually became known for his hillbilly accent. But in real life, the actor didn’t have a country accent at all and actually hailed from the state of Colorado! After “Gunsmoke,” Curtis went on to other classic television shows like “Petrocelli,” “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams,” “How the West Was Won,” “The Yellow Rose,” and “In The Heat of the Night.”
Ken Curtis and Slim Pickens from Gunsmoke 1964.mp4 Marshal Dillion~ Woohoo!