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Clay O’Brien Cooper

John Wayne thought Clay O’Brien Cooper was too small to play one of The Cowboys—until the pint-sized nine-year-old lasso…

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True Grit On Screen

True Grit, the 1968 Charles Portis novel about a dissolute deputy U.S. marshal and a precocious teenage girl, was made i…

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Patrick Wayne

Patrick Wayne was only 11 when he got to visit his father on a movie set for the first time.  The film was “Rio Grande,”…

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Scene Stealer Elam

Jack Elam was one of the great character actors, often playing grizzled pioneers or gunmen in a wide variety of Westerns…

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