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Rodd Redwing ACTOR


Rodd Redwing was born on August 24th, 1904 in New York City, New York.  Redwing became a very well known Native American actor during his era.  He is most remembered for his quickness using a gun in his western films.  He became known as the , "world's greatest quick-draw artist".  Redwing could pull his gun out of the holder and fire within two-tenths of a second.  

His career began working on one short film in 1912, however he did not work in another film until 1936.  Redwing then appeared in small parts in a number of films, although all his early roles were un-credited. Some of his early work included appearances in the films, "White Hunter" (1936) starring Warner Baxter, June Lang and Gail Patrick, "Daredevils of the West" (1943) starring Allen 'Rocky' Lane, Kay Aldridge, Eddie Acuff, Robert Frazer, Ted Adams, William Haade and George J. Lewis and "Sonora Stagecoach" (1944) starring Hoot Gibson, Bob Steele, Chief Thundercloud, Forrest Taylor, Al Ferguson, Charles King, Bud Osborne, Betty Miles and Glenn Strange

It was not until 1949 when he was cast in the film, "Riders of the Pony Express" starring Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher, Cathy Douglas, John Dehner and Billy Benedict, that he was actually given credit for his appearance in a film.  More un-credited roles followed but he was also cast in a number of television series where he was credited such as, "The Adventures of Wild Bill Hichcock", "The Adventures of Kit Carson", "The Range Rider", "Ramar of the Jungle", "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin", "The Cisco Kid", "December Bride", "Annie Oakley", "Zane Grey Theatre", "Buffalo Bill Jr.", "Frontier", "Rawhide", "Mister Ed", "The People's Choice" and "Bonanza" among many others.

Some of his other more successful credited film roles he added to his resume over the course of his career included, "Key Largo" (1948) starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Claire Trevor, Thomas Gomez and Jay Silverheels, "Conquest of Cochise" (1953) also starring John Hodiak, Robert Stack, Joy Page, Rico Alaniz, Fortunio Bonanova, Edward Colmans and Alex Montoya, "Gunfighters of the Northwest" (1954) starring alongside Jock Mahoney, Clayton Moore, Phyllis Coates, Marshall Reed, Lyle Talbot, Chief Yowlachie, Pierce Lyden, William Fawcett, Lee Roberts, Terry Frost, John Hart, Don C. Harvey and Ken Maynard, "Cattle Queen of Montana" (1954) starring Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Reagan, Jack Elam, Chubby Johnson and Morris Ankrum, "Creature From the Black Lagoon" (1954) starring Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Ben Chapman, Antonio Moreno, Ricou Browning and Whit Bissell, "The Mole People" (1956) starring John Agar, Cynthis Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Nester Paiva and Alan Napier, "The Flame Barrier" (1958) starring Arthur Franz, Kathleen Crowley and Robert Brown and "Johnny Reno" (1966) starring Dana Andrews, Jane Russell, Lon Chaney Jr., John Agar, Lyle Bettger, Richard Arlen, Tom Drake and Robert Lowery.

Along with working as an actor he also trained a number of other actors how to use a gun when filming westerns.  Some of these actors included, Glenn Ford, Jerry Lewis, Henry Fonda, Ronald Reagan, Dean Martin, Charlton Heston, Richard Widmark, Anthony Quinn, Fred MacMurray and Alan Ladd

Rodd Redwing married only once to Erika Rosa Wagner.  Some of his last working acting roles included the television series, "Custer" and "Mannix" and the films, "Shalako" (1968) starring Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Stephen Boyd, Honor Blackman and Jack Hawkins and "Charro!" (1969) starring Elvis Presley, Ina Balin, Lynn Kellog, Paul Brinegar, Victor French, Barbara Werle, Solomon Sturges and Harry Landers.  He passed away on May 30th, 1971 in Los Angeles, California after suffering a heart attack. 


1970         Mannix 
1969         Charro!
1968         Shalako
1968         The Shakiest Gun in the West
1967         Custer 
1966         The Road West
1966         Johnny Reno
1965         Apache Uprising
1964-1965     The Virginian 
1964         Ben Casey 
1963         4 for Texas
1962         Mister Ed
1958-1962     Wagon Train
1962         Gunsmoke
1962         Outlaws
1962         Sergeants 3
1960         Flaming Star
1960         Zane Grey Theatre
1960         Bonanza
1960         Heller in Pink Tights
1959         Rawhide
1959         The D.A.'s Man
1955-1958     The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 
1958         The Flame Barrier
1958         The People's Choice 
1957         The Sad Sack
1957         Copper Sky
1956         The Mole People
1956         December Bride
1956         The Ten Commandments
1955-1956     Buffalo Bill Jr. 
1956         Jaguar
1956         Frontier 
1955         The Treasure of Pancho Villa
1955         The Twinkle in God's Eye
1951-1955     The Cisco Kid
1954         Cattle Queen of Montana
1954         The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
1954         Annie Oakley
1954         Elephant Walk
1954         Gunfighters of the Northwest
1954         Creature from the Black Lagoon
1954         The Naked Jungle
1953         Flight to Tangier
1953         Conquest of Cochise
1953         Saginaw Trail
1953         Ramar of the Jungle 
1953         Last of the Comanches
1953         Winning of the West
1953         The Range Rider 
1952         The Pathfinder
1952         Thunder in the East
1952         The Adventures of Kit Carson 
1952         Son of Geronimo: Apache Avenger
1952         Hellgate
1952         Rancho Notorious
1952         Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory
1951         Little Big Horn
1951         Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok 
1951         The Redhead and the Cowboy
1950         Kim
1950         Cargo to Capetown
1949         Samson and Delilah
1949         Apache Chief
1949         Rope of Sand
1949         Laramie
1949         Riders of the Pony Express
1949         We Were Strangers 
1949         Song of India
1948         Key Largo
1947         Intrigue
1947         The Last Round-up
1947         Unconquered
1946         Singin' in the Corn
1945         Out of the Depths
1945         Objective, Burma!
1944         Rainbow Island
1944         Sonora Stagecoach
1944         The Story of Dr. Wassell
1943         Daredevils of the West
1942         When Johnny Comes Marching Home
1942         Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
1936         White Hunter
1912         Sundered Ties 

Matinee Classics - Son of Geronimo starring Clayton Moore, Rodd Redwing, Tommy Farrell, Eileen Rowe, Bud Osborne, Marshall Reed, Zon Murray, Sandy Sanders, John Crawford, Rick Vallin, Frank Ellis, Lyle Talbot, John L. Cason and Chief Yowlachie
Matinee Classics - Charro! starring Elvis Presley, Ina Balin, Victor French, Barbara Werle, Solomon Sturges, Lynn Kellogg, Paul Brinegar, Harry Landers, Tony Young, James Almanzar, Charles H. Gray, John Pickard, Garry Walberg, Duane Grey and Rodd Redwing
Matinee Classics - Key Largo starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Claire Trevor, Thomas Gomez, Harry Lewis, John Rodney, Marc Lawrence, Dan Seymour, Monte Blue, William Haade, Jay Silverheels and Rodd Redwing
Matinee Classics - Creature From the Black Lagoon starring Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Ben Chapman, BernieGozier, Henry A. scalante, Nesto Paiva, Perry Lopez, Ricou Browning, Rodd Redwing and Whit Bissel
Matinee Classics - Sergeants 3 starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Henry Silva, Ruta Lee, Buddy Lester, Phillip Crosby, Dennis Crosby, Lindsay Crosby, Hank Henry, Dick Simmons, Michael Pate, Armand Alzamora and Rodd Redwing

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