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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Festus


Caught a great episode of Gunsmoke today. It featured Festus (Ken Curtis, who was an absolute doll and a wonderful singer) but guess who the guest stars were: Denver Pyle, Dub Taylor, and George Lindsay. It was priceless! Goober (George) was a gunslinger; Dub was a bartender; and Denver was a doctor. Supposedly, Festus was bitten by a rabid dog and is mistaken for a hired gun. Brilliant! Ken had a beautiful singing voice. For proof, visit:
http://www.eviltwin.velvetsofa.com/Curtis/main.html

When we had dinner with Buck Taylor a while back, I mentioned that even though I had a crush on him when he was playing Newley, Ken Curtis was really the best-looking guy on the lot. He was not offended.

Ken was born in Lamar, Colorado, and when he died, his ashes were scattered on the high, flat, plains.

3 comments:

Tug said...

Wow! I am really impressed. I never knew that about old Festus!

Deb Goodrich said...

Did you listen to his music? Isn't it wonderful? He was with the Sons of the Pioneers for a while.

Tug said...

Yes, I did listen to his music. Wonderful singing voice. My dad has a bunch of old Sons of the Pioneers albums, I'll have to see if he is on any of them.