Gilbert M. “Broncho Billy” Anderson


Gilbert M. “Broncho Billy” Anderson Famous memorial

Original Name Maxwell Henry Aronson
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Death 20 Jan 1971 (aged 90)
South Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Vaultage
Memorial ID 6627810 View Source

Actor. He began his career at age 18, as a stage perform in vaudeville and is best known as the first star of the Western film genre. As the character "Broncho Billy," he was the first silent screen cowboy star appearing in "The Great Train Robbery" (1903). As "Broncho Billy," he played the first real movie cowboy hero in a series of 148 western shorts. He also was a producer with a series of shorts films with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in the 1920s. In 1957, he won an Academy Award as a motion picture pioneer for his contribution to film art and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was honored posthumously with his image on a U.S. postage stamp in 1998 and was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 2002.

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  • Added: 22 Jul 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gilbert M. “Broncho Billy” Anderson (21 Mar 1880–20 Jan 1971), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6627810, citing Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .