Tex Holden

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If you watch a western and there's an actor with a peg leg, odds are that it's Tex Holden who found a niche for himself in such roles.

However, he did not let disability stop him from obtaining regular work. Starting in the late 1940s, he managed to obtain work as barflies and townsman in B-Westerns including in films that starred Gene Autry and Tim Holt.

With the fading of the classic B-western Holden had no problem finding work in the 1950s and 1960s sometimes as a barfly, townsman, or with his peg leg as needed. Read more...