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Hidden Hollywood: Broncho Billy, Son of a Jewish Gun

In 1965, a frail old man in a wheelchair appeared in the no-budget western, The Bounty Killer. For those of us who love movies, especially westerns, this is a bittersweet moment. Because the man who invented the western movie hero makes his last appearance on the silver screen. That man was Broncho Billy Anderson. But Broncho […]

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Broncho Billy: Son of a Jewish Gun

America’s first cowboy movie star, Broncho Billy Anderson AKA Max Aaronson. In 1965, a frail old man in a wheelchair appeared in the no-budget western, The Bounty Killer. It is, for those of us who love movies—especially westerns—a deeply bittersweet moment in which the man who invented the western movie hero, takes his last bow […]

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