Monte Hale (Samuel Buren Ely)

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Ada, Oklahoma, USA
American B-Western star and singing cowboy Monte Hale was born Samuel Buren Ely in 1919 in Ada, Oklahoma, to Herod and Helen Ely. He learned to sing and play guitar at an early age. In Houston and later Galveston, Texas, he played for vaudeville shows and local rodeos. During World War II a job as a replacement guitar player with the Stars Over Texas War Bond Drive led to a friendship with several Republic Pictures stars and staff. At the completion of the tour, the Republic contingent recommended young Hale to studio president Herbert J. Yates. Read more...


Character: Marshal Ed Sherwood Posing as Ted Post

Pioneer Marshal 1949

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Giant 1956

Character: Himself

America 2-Night 1978

Character: Actor 'Giant'

James Dean: Sense Memories 2005