Bob Kortman

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Bob Kortman
Fugitive lobby card.jpg
Lobby card for The Fugitive (1933) with Bob Kortman and Rex Bell
Robert F. Kortman

(1887-12-24)December 24, 1887
DiedMarch 13, 1967(1967-03-13) (aged 79)
Years active1914-1952

Robert F. Kortman (December 24, 1887 – March 13, 1967) was an American film actor mostly associated with westerns, though he also appeared in a number of Laurel and Hardy comedies. He appeared in more than 260 films between 1914 and 1952.


The son of a rancher, Kortman was born in Brackettville, Texas, in 1887. He spent six years in the U.S. cavalry.[1]

Director Tom Ince cast Kortman as a villain when he began working in films in 1911,[2] and he went on to become the "favored on-screen opponent" for William S. Hart with regard to their film fights.[3]

Kortman died in Long Beach, California from cancer.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "At the Dome". New Castle Herald. Pennsylvania, New Castle. May 13, 1921. p. 12. Retrieved October 11, 2018 – via open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Staunton's Movie Talk". The News Leader. Virginia, Staunton. September 30, 1944. p. 6. Retrieved October 11, 2018 – via open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Freese, Gene (2017). Classic Movie Fight Scenes: 75 Years of Bare Knuckle Brawls, 1914–1989. McFarland. p. 6. ISBN 9781476629353. Retrieved 12 October 2018.

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