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Ken Curtis (né Curtis Gates: July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) Born in Lamar, CO. Abandoned a singing career to enlist in the US Army during WW II serving from 1942-45 in the Pacific Theater. Singer and actor best known for his role as Festus in the television series Gunsmoke.

Ken Curtis (né Curtis Gates: July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) Born in Lamar, CO. Abandoned a singing career to enlist in the US Army during WW II serving from 1942-45 in the Pacific Theater. Singer and actor best known for his role as Festus in the television series Gunsmoke.

Ken Curtis (1916 - 1991) Ken had a wonderful voice, a true voice. He was just like a pitch pipe." (Bob Nolan)

Ken Curtis (1916 - 1991) Ken had a wonderful voice, a true voice. He was just like a pitch pipe." (Bob Nolan)

Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis (Actor) famous for his portrayal of "Festus" on Gunsmoke also did movies and at one time was a singer with Tommy Dorsey Orchestra   1916-1991

Ken Curtis (Actor) famous for his portrayal of "Festus" on Gunsmoke also did movies and at one time was a singer with Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 1916-1991

Ken Curtis "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" Festus Country  How many of you knew Festus could sing!

Ken Curtis "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" Festus Country How many of you knew Festus could sing!

Ken Curtis eventually became known for his hillbilly accent. But in real life, the actor didn’t have a country accent at all and actually hailed from the state of Colorado! After “Gunsmoke,” Curtis went on to other classic television shows like “Petrocelli,” “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams,” “How the West Was Won,” “The Yellow Rose,” and “In The Heat of the Night.”

Ken Curtis eventually became known for his hillbilly accent. But in real life, the actor didn’t have a country accent at all and actually hailed from the state of Colorado! After “Gunsmoke,” Curtis went on to other classic television shows like “Petrocelli,” “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams,” “How the West Was Won,” “The Yellow Rose,” and “In The Heat of the Night.”

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Captive Faith Prison as a Parish - Christian History Announces its Latest Issue Christian History Magazine & Website - A Continuing Study Resource Offered to the Home Church Libraries Homeschoolers High Schools Colleges & Universities Worcester PA September 5 2017 Christian History Institute (CHI) publisher of Christian History magazine (CH) announces its latest issue titled: Captive Faith Prison as a Parish. The entire issue focuses on the long history of Christians in prison visiting…