Chief Yowlachie

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Chief Yowlachie
Gary Gray-Chief Yowlachie in The Painted Hills.jpg
Chief Yowlachie (right) with Gary Gray in a promotional poster for the 1951 film The Painted Hills
Born August 15, 1891
Yakima, Washington, U.S.
Died March 7, 1966(1966-03-07) (aged 74)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California
Nationality Native American
Other names Daniel Simmons (birth name)
Occupation Actor, Opera singer

Chief Yowlachie (born Daniel Simmons; August 15, 1891 – March 7, 1966) was a Native American actor from the Yakima tribe in the U.S. state of Washington, known for playing supporting roles and bit parts in numerous films.

He was born in Yakima, Washington, and died in Los Angeles, California.

Some of his television appearances include "War Horse", an episode of The Lone Ranger and "Rope of Lies", an episode of The Virginian. He appeared twice on the early series, The Range Rider, starring Jock Mahoney and Dick Jones.

He appeared as the Apache Geronimo in the 1950s syndicated television series Stories of the Century, starring and narrated by Jim Davis as a fictional railroad detective.

In 1962, Chief Yowlachie played "The Great Chief" in the episode "The Black Robe" of NBC's western series, The Tall Man. In the story line, Governor Lew Wallace of the New Mexico Territory, played by Robert Burton, tries to thwart a French foreign agent from supplying arms to the Mescalero Apaches in a murky plot to reoccupy Mexico. Slim Pickens appears in this episode as Starr and Martin Landau as Father Gueschim, a Roman Catholic priest.[1]

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  1. ^ ""The Black Robe", May 5, 1962". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 

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