Earle Hodgins

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Earle Hodgins
Earle Hodgins in Oh, Susanna!.png
Earle Hodgins in Oh, Susanna!
Born (1893-10-06)October 6, 1893
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Died April 14, 1964(1964-04-14) (aged 70)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Resting place Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery
Occupation Actor
Years active 1932–1963

Earle Hodgins (October 6, 1893 – April 14, 1964) was an American actor.[1]


He appeared in over 330 films and television shows between 1932 and 1963. He specialized in playing fast-talking con men—often in westerns, such as The Lone Ranger, Judge Roy Bean, The Cisco Kid, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Rawhide, Maverick, Lawman, The Rifleman, Cheyenne, Have Gun – Will Travel, Gunsmoke and Hopalong Cassidy. In the 1960-1961 season, he appeared in three episodes of Joanne Dru's ABC sitcom, Guestward, Ho! as the aging ranch wrangler known as "Lonesome." In one of those episodes, "Lonesome's Gal", he was cast opposite ZaSu Pitts. Thereafter, the two died within a year of each other.

Hodgins' other television roles were as carnival barkers, medicine-show salesmen, and the like. He was known for shooing away obstreporous children from his stage, snapping at them, "Get away, son, ya bother me".

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  1. ^ "Earle Hodgins". b-westerns.com. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 

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