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Bob Steele (January 23, 1907 - December 21, 1988) was an American actor. He was born Robert Adrian Bradbury in Portland, Oregon, into a vaudeville family. After years of touring, the family settled down in Hollywood in the late 1910s, where his father, Robert N. Bradbury, soon found work in the movies, first as an actor, later as a director, and by 1920, he hired Bob and his twin brother Bill (1907–1971) as juvenile leads for a series of adventure movies entitled "The Adventures of Bob and Bill".

Bob's career began to take off for good in 1927, when he was hired by production company Film Booking Offices of America (FBO) to star in a series of Westerns. Bob—who was rechristened Bob Steele at FBO—soon made a name for himself, and in the late 1920s, 1930s and 1940s starred in B-Westerns for almost every minor film studio, including Monogram, Supreme, Tiffany, Syndicate, Republic (including several films of the Three Mesquiteers series) and Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) (including the initial films of their "Billy the Kid" series), plus he had the occasional role in an A-movie, as in the adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men from 1939.

In the 1940s, Bob's career as a cowboy hero was on the decline, but he kept himself working by accepting supporting roles in many big movies like Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep, or the John Wayne vehicles Island in the Sky, Rio Bravo and Rio Lobo. Besides these he also made occasional appearances in science fiction films like Atomic Submarine and Giant from the Unknown and did lots of television work, culminating in a regular supporting role in the army comedy F Troop (1965–1967), which allowed him to show his comic talent. Steele played the character of Trooper Duffy who claimed to have been "shoulder to shoulder with Davy Crockett at the Alamo"-in fact Steele played in With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo in 1926.

Bob Steele died on December 21, 1988 from emphysema after a long sickness.

Bob Steele is said to have been the inspiration for the character "Cowboy Bob" in the Dennis The Menace comic strip.        

                    

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Steele (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.                    

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.                    

                    

Bob Steele (January 23, 1907 - December 21, 1988) was an American actor. He was born Robert Adrian Bradbury in Portland, Oregon, into a vaudeville family. After years of touring, the family settled down in Hollywood in the late 1910s, where his father, Robert N. Bradbury, soon found work in the movies, first as an actor, later as a director, and by 1920, he hired Bob and his twin brother Bill (1907–1971) as juvenile leads for a series of adventure movies entitled "The Adventures of Bob and Bill".

Bob's career began to take off for good in 1927, when he was hired by production company Film Booking Offices of America (FBO) to star in a series of Westerns. Bob—who was rechristened Bob Steele at FBO—soon made a name for himself, and in the late 1920s, 1930s and 1940s starred in B-Westerns for almost every minor film studio, including Monogram, Supreme, Tiffany, Syndicate, Republic (including several films of the Three Mesquiteers series) and Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) (including the initial films of their "Billy the Kid" series), plus he had the occasional role in an A-movie, as in the adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men from 1939.

In the 1940s, Bob's career as a cowboy hero was on the decline, but he kept himself working by accepting supporting roles in many big movies like Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep, or the John Wayne vehicles Island in the Sky, Rio Bravo and Rio Lobo. Besides these he also made occasional appearances in science fiction films like Atomic Submarine and Giant from the Unknown and did lots of television work, culminating in a regular supporting role in the army comedy F Troop (1965–1967), which allowed him to show his comic talent. Steele played the character of Trooper Duffy who claimed to have been "shoulder to shoulder with Davy Crockett at the Alamo"-in fact Steele played in With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo in 1926.

Bob Steele died on December 21, 1988 from emphysema after a long sickness.

Bob Steele is said to have been the inspiration for the character "Cowboy Bob" in the Dennis The Menace comic strip.        

                    

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Steele (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.                    

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 167

Birthday 1907-01-23

Day of Death 1988-12-21

Place of Birth Portland, Oregon, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Bob Bradbury Jr.
  • Robert Bradbury Jr.

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1976 Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch as (archive footage)
1973 Charley Varrick as Bank Guard (uncredited)
1969 Then Came Bronson (1 episode)
1968 Hang 'em High as Jenkins
1966 Family Affair (1 episode)
1965 F Troop (65 episodes) as Trooper Duffy
1965 The Bounty Killer as Red - Henchman
1965 Requiem for a Gunfighter as Max Smith
1963 McLintock! as Train Engineer
1962 Six Black Horses as Puncher
1962 The Wild Westerners as Deputy Marshal Casey Banner
1960 Hell Bent for Leather as Jared
1959 The Atomic Submarine as CPO "Grif" Griffin
1959 The Rebel (1 episode)
1959 Pork Chop Hill as Col. Kern
1959 Rio Bravo as Matt Harris (uncredited)
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 The Texan (1 episode)
1958 Giant from the Unknown as Sheriff Parker
1957 The Parson and the Outlaw as Ace Jardine (as Bob Steel)
1957 Maverick (3 episodes)
1957 Sugarfoot (1 episode)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (1 episode)
1957 Gun for a Coward as Durkee
1957 Duel at Apache Wells as Joe Dunn
1956 The Steel Jungle as Dan Bucci
1955 Last of the Desperados as Charlie Bowdre
1955 The Spoilers as Miner
1955 Cheyenne (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (3 episodes)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (2 episodes)
1954 The Outcast as Dude Rankin
1954 Drums Across the River as Billy Costa
1953 Island in the Sky as Wilson
1953 Column South as Sgt. 'Mac' McAfee
1953 Savage Frontier as Sam Webb
1953 San Antone as Bob Coolidge
1953 Rose of Cimarron as Rio
1952 The Lion and the Horse as Matt Jennings
1951 Cattle Drive as Charlie Morgan / Careless
1951 Fort Worth as Shorty
1951 Silver Canyon as Walt Middler
1951 The Enforcer as Herman
1950 The Savage Horde as Dancer
1949 South of St. Louis as Slim Hansen
1947 Bandits of Dark Canyon as Ed Archer
1947 Killer McCoy as Sailor Graves
1947 Exposed as Chicago
1947 Twilight on the Rio Grande as Dusty Morgan
1946 Rio Grande Raiders as Jeff Carson
1946 The Big Sleep as Lash Canino
1946 Thunder Town as Jim Brandon
1946 Sheriff of Redwood Valley as The Reno Kid
1946 Ambush Trail as Curley Thompson
1946 Six Gun Man as Stormy Storm
1945 Northwest Trail as RCMP Matt O'Brien
1945 Navajo Kid as Tom Kirk aka The Navajo Kid
1945 Wildfire as Happy Haye
1944 Trigger Law as Bob Steele
1944 The Utah Kid as Bob Roberts
1944 Marked Trails as Bob Stevens
1944 Sonora Stagecoach as Bob Steele
1944 Outlaw Trail as Bob
1944 Arizona Whirlwind as Bob Steele
1944 Westward Bound as Bob Steele
1943 Death Valley Rangers as Bob Steele
1943 Revenge of the Zombies as Sheriff
1943 Riders of the Rio Grande as Tucson Smith
1943 Santa Fe Scouts as Tucson Smith
1943 The Blocked Trail as Tucson Smith
1943 Thundering Trails as Tucson Smith
1942 Valley of Hunted Men as Tucson Smith
1942 Shadows on the Sage as 'Tucson' Smith / Curly Joe
1942 The Phantom Plainsmen as Tucson Smith
1942 Westward Ho as Tucson Smith
1942 Raiders of the Range as Tucson Smith
1942 Code of the Outlaw as Tucson Smith
1941 West of Cimarron as Tucson Smith
1941 Gauchos of El Dorado as 'Tucson' Smith
1941 Outlaws of Cherokee Trail as 'Tucson' Smith
1941 Billy the Kid in Santa Fe as Billy the Kid
1941 Gangs of Sonora as 'Tucson' Smith
1941 Saddlemates as Tucson Smith
1941 Billy The Kid's Fighting Pals as Billy the Kid
1941 Pals of the Pecos as Tucson Smith
1941 The Great Train Robbery as Tom Logan
1941 Prairie Pioneers as Tucson Smith
1941 Billy the Kid's Range War as Billy the Kid
1940 Billy the Kid's Gun Justice as Billy the Kid
1940 Lone Star Raiders as Tucson Smith
1940 The Trail Blazers as Tucson Smith
1940 Billy the Kid in Texas as Billy the Kid
1940 Under Texas Skies as Tucson Smith
1940 City for Conquest as Kid Callahan (uncredited)
1940 Billy the Kid Outlawed as Billy the Kid
1940 The Carson City Kid as Lee
1940 Pinto Canyon as Sheriff Bob Hall
1940 Wild Horse Valley as Bob Evans
1939 Of Mice and Men as Curley
1939 El Diablo Rides as Bob
1939 The Pal from Texas
1939 Riders of the Sage as Bob Burke
1939 Mesquite Buckaroo as Bob Allen
1939 Feud of the Range as Bob Gray
1938 Durango Valley Raiders as Keene Cordner
1938 Desert Patrol as Dave Austin
1938 The Feud Maker as Tex Ryan aka Wind River Kid
1938 Thunder in the Desert as Bob Radford
1938 Paroled - To Die as Doug Redfern
1937 Colorado Kid as Colorado Kid
1937 Arizona Gunfighter as Colt Ferron
1937 Ridin' the Lone Trail as Bob McArthur
1937 The Red Rope as Tom Shaw
1937 Doomed at Sundown as Dave Austin
1937 Border Phantom as Larry O'Day
1937 Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin as Dan Stockton
1937 The Trusted Outlaw as Dan Ward
1937 Lightnin' Crandall as Bob Crandall, aka Lightnin' Crandall
1936 The Gun Ranger as Dan Larson
1936 Cavalry as Ted Thorne
1936 Brand of the Outlaws as Gary Gray
1936 The Law Rides as Bruce Conway
1936 Last of the Warrens as Ted Warren
1936 The Kid Ranger as Ray Burton
1935 Trail of Terror as Spike Manning
1935 Alias John Law as Everett Tarkington 'John' Clark
1935 The Rider of the Law as Bob Marlow
1935 Powdersmoke Range as Jeff Ferguson aka Guadalupe Kid
1935 No Man's Range as Jim Hale
1935 Sundown Saunders as Jim Sundown Saunders
1935 Tombstone Terror as Jimmy Dixon / Duke Dixon
1935 Smokey Smith as Smokey Smith
1935 Big Calibre as Bob Neal
1935 Kid Courageous as Bob Bannister
1934 Western Justice as Jim / Ace
1934 The Brand of Hate as Rod Camp
1934 A Demon for Trouble as Bob Worth
1933 The Mystery Squadron as Fred Cromwell
1933 Ranger's Code
1933 Galloping Romeo as Bob Rivers
1933 The Gallant Fool as Kit Denton
1933 Trailing North
1933 Breed of the Border as Speed Brent
1932 The Fighting Champ as Brick Loring
1932 Young Blood as Nick aka The Kid
1932 Texas Buddies as Ted Garner
1932 Hidden Valley as Bob Harding
1932 Son of Oklahoma
1932 The Man from Hell's Edges as Bob Williams aka 'Flash' Manning
1932 Riders of the Desert as Bob Houston
1932 Law of the West as Bob Carruthers, alias Bob Morgan
1932 South of Santa Fe
1931 Near the Trail's End as Marshal Johnny Day
1931 The Nevada Buckaroo as Buck Hurley, known as The Nevada Kid
1931 Sunrise Trail as Texas, aka Tex
1930 The Land of Missing Men as Steve O'Neil
1930 The Oklahoma Cyclone
1930 Near the Rainbow's End as Jim Bledsoe
1929 The Cowboy and the Outlaw as George Hardcastle
1921 A Day in the Wilds as Bob
1921 The Skunk as Bob
1921 Trappings the Mountain Lion as Bob
1921 Trapping The Bob Cat as Bob
1921 Catching a Fox as Bob
1921 Trapping the Coyote as Bob
1921 Capturing a Canadian Lynx as Bob
1921 Catching a Koala Bear as Bob

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