Ben Johnson (actor)

Ben "Son" Johnson Jr. was an American stuntman, world champion rodeo cowboy, Academy Award-winning actor. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a consignment of horses for a film, he did stunt-double work for several years before breaking into acting through the good offices of John Ford. Tall and laconic, Johnson brought further authenticity to many roles in Westerns with his extraordinary expert horsemanship. An elegiac portrayal of a former cowboy theatre owner in the 1950s coming-of-age drama, The Last Picture Show, won Johnson the 1971 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor, he operated a horse-breeding ranch throughout his career. Although he said he had succeeded by sticking to what he knew, shrewd real estate investments made Johnson worth an estimated $100 million by his latter years. Johnson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma, on the Osage Indian Reservation, of Irish and Cherokee ancestry, the son of Ollie Susan Johnson and Ben Johnson, Sr..

His father was a rodeo champion in Osage County. Johnson was drawn to the rodeos and horse breeding of his early years. In 1953, he took a break from well-paid film work to compete in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association becoming Team Roping World Champion, although he only broke financially that year. Johnson was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1973. According to his ProRodeo Hall of Fame entry, he said, "I've won a rodeo world championship, I'm prouder of that than anything else I've done." In 2003, he was inducted into the Texas Trail of Fame. Johnson's mother Ollie died a few years after her son, on October 16, 2000, aged 101. Johnson's 1941 marriage to Carol Elaine Jones lasted until her death on March 27, 1994, they had no children. She was the daughter of noted Hollywood horse wrangler Clarence "Fat" Jones. Johnson's film career began with the Howard Hughes film The Outlaw. Before filming began, Hughes bought some horses at the Oklahoma ranch that Johnson's father managed, hired Johnson to get the horses to northern Arizona, to take them on to Hollywood.

Johnson liked to say that he got to Hollywood in a carload of horses. With his experience wrangling for Hughes during The Outlaw's location shooting, once in Hollywood, he did stunt work for the 1939 movie The Fighting Gringo, throughout the 1940s, he found work wrangling horses and doing stunt work involving horses, his work as a stuntman caught the eye of director John Ford. Ford hired Johnson for stunt work in the 1948 film Fort Apache, as the riding double for Henry Fonda. During shooting, the horses pulling a wagon with three men in it stampeded. Johnson, who "happened to be settin' on a horse", saved the men; when Ford promised that he would be rewarded, Johnson hoped it would be with another doubling job, or maybe a small speaking role. Instead he received a seven-year acting contract from Ford. Ford called Johnson into his office, handed him an envelope with a contract in it. Johnson started reading it and when he got to the fifth line and it said "$5,000 a week," he stopped reading, grabbed a pen, signed it, gave it back to Ford.

His first credited role was in Ford's 3 Godfathers. He said the film was the most physically challenging of his career. Ford suggested him for a starring role in the 1949 film Mighty Joe Young. Ford cast him in two of the three films that have come to be known as Ford's cavalry trilogy, all starring John Wayne: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Rio Grande. Ford cast Johnson as the lead in Wagon Master, one of Ford's favorites. In real life, Johnson did not show any bad temper. However, although known for avoiding dramas, he had definite boundaries. Johnson thought the incident had been forgotten, but Ford did not use him in a film for over a decade. Johnson appeared in four films of Sam Peckinpah and had a good relationship with the wayward director. Peckinpah appreciated Johnson's lack of acting airs. Johnson played in supporting roles in Shane, where he appeared as Chris Calloway, a "bad guy who makes good" after being beaten senseless by Alan Ladd, One-Eyed Jacks starring Marlon Brando. In 1964, he worked with Ford again in Cheyenne Autumn.

He appeared in four Peckinpah-directed films: Major Dundee, The Wild Bunch, two back-to-back Steve McQueen films, The Getaway and the rodeo film Junior Bonner. In 1973, he co-starred as Melvin Purvis in John Milius' Dillinger with Warren Oates. In 1975, he played the character Mister in Bite the Bullet, starring James Coburn, he appeared with Charles Bronson in 1975's Breakheart Pass. In 1980, he was cast as Sheriff Isum Gorch in Soggy Bottom U. S. A. Johnson played Bartlett in the 1962-63 season of Have Gun Will Travel, which featured a short scene of his riding skills. In 1963 Johnson appeared as Spinner on the TV western The Virginian in the episode titled Duel at Shiloh." In the 1966-67 television season, Johnson appeared as the character Sleeve in all 26 episodes of the ABC family Western The Monroes with co-stars Michael Anderson, Jr. and Barbara Hershey. He teamed up with John Wayne again, director Andrew V. McLaglen, in two


Port-Daniel–Gascons is a municipality in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of the province of Quebec in Canada. The municipality includes the communities of Marcil, Port-Daniel-Ouest, Port-Daniel-Est, Gascons-Ouest, Gascons-Est, it was formed on January 17, 2001, through the merger of the Municipality of Port-Daniel and the Parish Municipality of Sainte-Germaine-de-l'Anse-aux-Gascons. Port-Daniel-Gascons is bordered to the south by Chaleur Bay, to the north by the interior of the Gaspésie, to the west by Shigawake, to the east by Chandler. In 2017 McInnis Cement the largest cement plant in the province of Quebec started production and was inaugurated in the Municipality of Port-Daniel-Gascons; the cement plant was constructed between 2014 and 2017. The cement plant will bring in $2.1 million annually in tax revenues. This new cement plant was long hoped for and will benefit the Municipality. Mayors of Port-Daniel-Gascons since 2001 are as follows: Maurice Anglehart Henri Grenier Maurice Anglehart Henri Grenier On November 5, 2017 Henri Grenier was re-elected for a third term as mayor.

The main road in town is Quebec Route 132. VIA Rail ceased service to Port-Daniel station due to track closures and local bridges conditions in 2013; the station located close to the city hall. Édouard Gagnon, a Canadian Roman Catholic Cardinal Hazel McCallion, former mayor of Mississauga, Ontario List of municipalities in Quebec


Hohenahr is a community in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis in Hesse, Germany. Hohenahr lies in the Lahn-Dill Highland at a height of between 440 m above sea level, its constituent communities of Ahrdt and Mudersbach are on the shores of the Aartalsee. Hohenahr borders in the north on the community of Bischoffen, in the east on the community of Biebertal, in the south on the town of Wetzlar, in the southwest on the town of Aßlar, in the west on the community of Mittenaar; the centres of Ahrdt, Erda, Großaltenstädten and Mudersbach are all part of the community. The constituent community of Erda had its first documentary mention in 771, it is supposed, that the constituent community of Altenkirchen, with its much older church, is some years older than Erda and that owing to its smallness was not mentioned earlier. In the 14th century, the Counts of Solms built Hohensolms Castle; as part of Hesse's municipal reforms, the constituent communities of Erda and Ahrdt first merged voluntarily in 1972, followed a few months by Großaltenstädten.

Altenkirchen and Mudersbach were amalgamated with the greater community in 1977 by state law. The municipal elections on 26 March 2006 yielded the following results: Note: The FWG citizens' coalition lost both its seats fromm the 2001 election to the CDU. Hohenahr's civic coat of arms might heraldically be described thus: In Or an oak azure with six leaves and three acorns gules overlaid below with a concave point gules, therein a lion's head Or; the thickly wooded community lies in the area of the former Solms Counties, which gave the arms the gold and blue. The six oak leaves stand for Hohenahr's six constituent communities. Hohenahr at Curlie