The RiflemanBuddy Roosevelt
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Actor | Stunts | Miscellaneous
appeared in three episodes of The Rifleman ―
Two Ounces of Tin as
one of the townsmen.
At the age of
16 Kenneth got a job with the C. B. Irwin Wild West Show. When
the show traveled to Southern California in 1914, he learned
that stunt work in the film industry paid much better, and was
quite a bit safer, than busting broncs and the kind of roping,
trick riding and other hard and dangerous tasks required of a
Wild West show performer, and he soon got a job doing stunts. He
often performed as a stunt double for William S. Hart.
Roosevelt was a film
actor and stunt performer from Hollywood's early silent film
years through the 1950s.
From 1950 through 1962 he would appear in or perform stunts in
thirty six films and two television series episodes.
He would retire after 1962, with his last appearance being
uncredited in the John Wayne and James Stewart film The Man Who
Shot Liberty Valance.
Roosevelt appeared in sixty-five Wyatt Earp episodes.
Buddy served in the US Navy during World War I, and was aboard the
USS Norfolk when it sunk. While on board the ship he he
contracted the Spanish flu during the 1918 influenza pandemic
that killed millions worldwide, but he managed to survive both
the sinking and the flu and returned to Hollywood at war's end.
Birth Name —
Kenneth Stanhope Sanderson
Buddy was Born June 25, 1898 in Meeker, Colorado
He died October 6, 1973 in Meeker, Colorado
Buddy Roosevelt ―
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*Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving this character his credit
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