|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1931|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1995|
Los Angeles County
John Smith, who starred in the television westerns "Laramie" and "Cimarron City," died on Jan. 25 at his home here. He was 63.
The cause was cirrhosis of the liver, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles coroner's department.
Mr. Smith, whose original name was Robert Van Orden, first performed as part of the Bob Mitchell Boys' Choir in the Bing Crosby films "Going My Way" (1944) and "The Bells of St. Mary's" (1946).
He played James Stewart's younger brother in the 1952 western "Carbine Williams" and from 1959 to 1963 shared top billing in "Laramie" with Robert Fuller. He played a deputy sheriff in "Cimarron City," which starred George Montgomery, from 1958 to 1959.
He also had a running part on the 1950's situation comedy "That's My Boy." His movies included "The High and the Mighty" (1954), "We're No Angels" (1955), "Friendly Persuasion" (1956) and "Island of Lost Women" (1959).
Born Robert Errol Van Orden
March 6, 1931
Los Angeles, California, USA
Died January 25, 1995 (aged 63)
Los Angeles, California
Cause of death Cirrhosis of the liver, Heart problems
Resting place Cremation
Years active 1943-1975
Television Laramie; Cimarron City
Spouse(s) Luana Patten (m. 1960–1964) (divorced)
Children One daughter
Created by: Wyn Bingel
Record added: Dec 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17117314
remembered and honored rest in peace|
Added: May. 12, 2015
Remembering you as I watch a "Laramie" marathon on TV|
Added: May. 5, 2015
Dearest John - thinking of you today and everyday - you have brought so much happiness to my life - a gentle, beautiful soul who is greatly loved and missed by so many - I will love you always and never forget you - Annika-Lee xx|
Added: Mar. 6, 2015
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