Casey Tibbs

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For the paralympian, see Casey Tibbs (athlete).
Casey Duane Tibbs
Born (1929-03-05)March 5, 1929
Stanley County, South Dakota, U.S.
Died January 28, 1990(1990-01-28) (aged 60)
Ramona, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Occupation Actor, cowboy, and rodeo performer

Casey Duane Tibbs (March 5, 1929–January 28, 1990) was an American cowboy, rodeo performer, and actor.

Life and career[edit]

Tibbs was born to John F. Tibbs (1886-1948) and Florence M. Tibbs (1889-1974) in rural Orton northwest of Fort Pierre in Stanley County in central South Dakota. He was of English descent. He held the "World All-Around Rodeo Champion" title twice, in 1951 and 1955. He won in 1949, 1951–1954, and 1959, the world saddle bronc riding championship and in 1951 world bareback bronc riding championship. He was featured on a 1951 cover of Life magazine.[citation needed]

He moved in 1976 to Ramona, California, to raise and breed horses. After battling bone cancer and then lung cancer for about a year, he died at his home in Ramona, while watching the 1990 Super Bowl. He is interred at the Scotty Philip Cemetery in Fort Pierre, South Dakota.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

After his successful rodeo career, Tibbs became a stunt man, stunt coordinator, technical director, livestock consultant, wrangler, and actor for the film industry. He wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the film Born to Buck.[citation needed]

  • Director:
    • The Young Rounders (1966)
    • Born to Buck (1966; and producer)



  1. ^ "Casey Tibbs, 60, Rodeo Cowboy Who was World Champ 9 Times", Associated Press (c/o San Jose Mercury News, January 30, 1990.

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