One famous television star who starred in old Western movies is John Wayne, who starred in classic westerns such as "The Shootist," "Red River" and "Stagecoach." Other famous Western stars include Clint Eastwood, James Garner, Gene Barry, Richard Boone, Gary Cooper and Andy Devin.
John Wayne, also known as "The Duke," was born Marion Mitchell Morrison in 1907. His acting career spanned 5 decades, with Wayne appearing in more than 170 films. Clint Eastwood is known for his Western roles in movies such as "High Plains Drifter," "Two Mules for Sister Sara" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," among others.
Some movies starring James Garner include "Support Your Local Sheriff," "Support Your Local Gunfighter" and "Hour of the Gun." Gene Barry starred in Westerns such as "The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw" and "Forty Guns." Richard Boone starred in "The Shootist" with John Wayne and "Big Jake," as well as other Western films.
Harmonica-playing cowboy Andy Devine starred in many Westerns, including "The Hanging Tree," "High Noon" and "The Cowboy and the Lady." Andy Devine, famous for playing the cowboy sidekick, starred in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." He also starred in Western TV series, including "Gunsmoke," "The Ballad of Josie" and "The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok."