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Ken Curtis said Festus had more to offer Gunsmoke than Chester Goode

"Chester was always whining along behind Matt," Curtis joked. Ken Curtis fans will tell you that the Gunsmoke episode "Hard Luck Henry" is one of the funniest ones focused on Festus. In this 13th-season episode, the audience meets more of Festus' extended family, with the delightful twist being that he's...
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‘Gunsmoke’: Sam Elliott Appeared Alongside Festus Actor Ken Curtis in This Western

Sam Elliott has been appearing on television and film screens since the ’60s. He is known for his thick and bushy mustache and deep, resonant voice. In fact, his characteristics and his personality were a match made in heaven for Western films. His first television appearance was in 1969 in “Judd for the Defense.” Later that year he was in an episode of “Lancer.”
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How well do you know the career of Ken Curtis?

I remember his twang as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Disney's Robin Hood. Ken had a wonderful singing voice & was the lead singer of the Sons of the Pioneers for many years. I wish he would have sung more on Gunsmoke. 12/12. When he wasn’t using his “Festus” twang...
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‘Gunsmoke’: ‘Festus’ Actor Ken Curtis Actually Appeared as a Different Character in His First Episode

Every “Gunsmoke” fan remembers Festus. He was one of the most popular characters on the show. But actor Ken Curtis actually appeared much earlier in the show’s run. Curtis first appeared on “Gunsmoke” in a much smaller capacity. He played a half-Native American scout in the episode “Speak Me Fair” for instance, according to IMDB. Curtis played various roles during the series’ early days, making infrequent appearances.
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Ken Curtis receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Each year the Wiregrass Angel House holds a celebration to honor the excellence of some of their board of directors and staff. Our very own Ken Curtis was awarded the Gold level President’s Volunteer Service Award. Curtis said the real story here is not this award,...