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Gallant defender, the Durango Kid, Charles Starrett Paperback – 1982


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  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: s.n; First edition (1982)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006Y5BTU
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,439,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mario DeMarco presents "GALLANT DEFENDER, THE DURANGO KID, CHARLES STARRETT" (Paperback) (1982) --- Charles Starrett was an American actor best known for his starring role in the Durango Kid Columbia Pictures western series --- He was born in Athol, Massachusetts --- A graduate of Worcester Academy in 1922, Starrett went on to study at Dartmouth College --- While on the Darmouth football team, he was hired to play a football extra in the 1926 film "The Quarterback" --- In 1930 he played the romantic lead in Fast and Loose, which also featured Miriam Hopkins, Carole Lombard and Frank Morgan --- After that, he was very active for the next two years but his roles were unremarkable. In 1933 he was one of the people who helped organize the Screen Actors Guild, and in 1936 signed with Columbia Pictures to become one of the top ten western stars, starring in 115 movies the following 16 years.

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1. Charles Starrett
Date of Birth: 28 March 1903 - Athol, Massachusetts
Date of Death: 22 March 1986 - Borrego Springs, California

After playing assorted sheriff and rangers roles, Starrett gained notoriety for his role as the Durango Kid --- The first film in which he played his famous alter-ego character was known as The Durango Kid, which was released in 1940, but for some reason, Columbia did not see fit to continue with the series at that time --- The character was revived in 1944 and lasted through 1952 --- In Durango Kid movies, the main character was usually called "Steve" something, but he could change outfits and horses to become the hero behind the black mask.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By the repeller on May 30, 2013
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I love the Durango Kid movies. This book is great because it has old pics and info on the character and the actor as well.
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