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The Adventures of Kit Carson
is an American Western
The Western is a genre of various visual arts, such as film, television, radio, literature, painting and others. Westerns are devoted to telling stories set primarily in the latter half of the 19th century in the American Old West, hence the name. Some Westerns are set as early as the Battle of...
series that aired in syndication
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from August 1951 to November 1955, originally sponsored by Coca-Cola
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. It stars Bill Williams
Bill Williams was an American television and film actor. He is best known for his starring role in the early 1950 television show The Adventures of Kit Carson.-Career:...
in the title role as frontier scout Christopher "Kit" Carson
Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson was an American frontiersman and Indian fighter. Carson left home in rural present-day Missouri at age 16 and became a Mountain man and trapper in the West. Carson explored the west to California, and north through the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married...
. Don Diamond
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co-starred as "El Toro", Carson's Mexican companion.
The Adventures of Kit Carson
was intended for children, and presents a fictionalized version of Carson and his life. In the series, Kit Carson roamed the West with his companion El Toro, seeking to help those in need.
Recurring cast members
- John L. Cason - Appeared in the role of Carl Rigby.
- Lupe Mayorga - Appeared three times as Rosita Salvadore
- William Fawcett
William "Bill" Fawcett was a character actor in Hollywood B-films and in television. His career extended from 1946 until the early 1970s. He is probably best remembered for his role as the cantankerous, rusty-voiced Pete Wilkey of the Broken Wheel Ranch on the NBC series Fury, co-starring Peter...
- Appeared in seven episodes as Jeremy Repp
- Sheb Wooley
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- Appeared five times as Carl
- Tristram Coffin - Appeared eight times as Colonel Culver
- Myron Healey
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- Appeared seven times as Captain Bandcroft
- Lee Van Cleef
Lee Van Cleef was an American film actor who appeared mostly in Western and action pictures. His sharp features and piercing eyes led to his being cast as a villain in scores of films such as High Noon, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Good The Bad and the Ugly.-Early life:Van Cleef was...
- Appeared six times as Burt Tanner
- Denver Pyle
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- Appeared five times as Denning.
- Lyle Talbot
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- Appeared three times as Colonel Billings
- John Doucette
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- Appeared twice as Bill Repp
- J. Pat O'Malley
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- Appeared twice as Cinnebar Jones
- Ann Tyrrell
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- Appeared twice as Mrs. Agatha Prichert
- Phyllis Coates
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- Appeared twice as June Sanders
- Glenn Strange
Glenn Strange was an American actor who appeared mostly in Western films. He is best known for playing the Frankenstein Monster in three Universal films during the 1940s and for his role as Sam Noonan, the bartender on CBS's Gunsmoke television series...
- Appeared twice as Jim Wade
- Gail Davis
Gail Davis was an American actress, best known for her starring role as Annie Oakley in the 1950s television Western series Annie Oakley.-Life and career:...
- Appeared twice as Rose Banning
- James Best
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- Appeared twice as Henry Jordan
The series was filmed by Revue Studios at the ranch of Ray Corrigan, later purchased by Bob Hope
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, near Simi Valley, California
-2010:The 2010 United States Census reported that Simi Valley had a population of 124,237. The population density was 2,940.8 people per square mile...