Actor/stuntman, who appeared in over 200 western and gangster films and TV westerns, such as "The Cisco Kid," "Kit Carson," "The Lone Ranger," "The Roy Rogers Show" "Maverick," "Wagon Train," "Bat Masterson," "Have Gun Will Travel," and many others. His film roles include the 1953 Oscar-winner for Best Picture, "From Here to Eternity," starring Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra (in his Oscar-winning role), Donna Reed, Ernest Borgnine, and in a brief screen appearance, George Reeves as Maylon Stark (uncredited). That same year, Reeves was portraying "The Man of Steel" on the now-iconic TV series "Superman" (1952-1958). In "From Here to Eternity," John played Cpl. Paluso (uncredited), who took Montgomery Clift's character, Robert E. Lee Prewitt on a 10-mile hike, twice. And in one of his last film roles, "Snowfire," about a little girl trying to save a wild white stallion from some bad guys, John played a ranch hand named "Buff Stoner." When he wasn't working, John, or "Lacy" as he preferred to be called, bred registered Bluetick Coonhounds and was an avid hunter. Tragically, John and his long-time friend and hunting buddy, Al Lents, along with several of their hunting dogs, died in a car accident in Buellton, CA (between Lompoc and Solvang) while embarking on a weekend hunting trip to Coalinga, CA. For fans of John Cason who may wish to visit his grave, it is located in the NW section of Grangeville Cemetery. You enter through the main gate at 10428 14th Avenue, and follow the road to the right, over the canal bridge. When the curve in the road straightens, stop. John's grave is to the right of the road, next to his father and mother: John J. and Frances May Cason.
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John was an actor / stuntman, who appeared in over 200 films, including 1953 Oscar winner for Best Picture ,
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