Marion Mitchell Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker. An Academy Award-winner for True Grit, Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades, born in Winterset, Wayne grew up in Southern California. He found work at film studios when he lost his football scholarship to the University of Southern California as a result of a bodysurfing accident. Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation, he appeared mostly in bit parts. His first leading role came in Raoul Walshs The Big Trail, Waynes career took off in 1939, with John Fords Stagecoach making him an instant star. He went on to star in 142 pictures, biographer Ronald Davis said, John Wayne personified for millions the nations frontier heritage. Eighty-three of his movies were Westerns, and in them he played cowboys, cavalrymen and he is remembered for his roles in The Quiet Man, Rio Bravo, and The Longest Day. In his final performance, he starred as an aging gunfighter battling cancer in The Shootist.
He appeared with many important Hollywood stars of his era, Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison on May 26,1907 at 224 South Second Street in Winterset, Iowa. The local paper, Winterset Madisonian, reported on page 4 of the edition of May 30,1907 that Wayne weighed 13 pounds at birth and his middle name was soon changed from Robert to Mitchell when his parents decided to name their next son Robert. Waynes father, Clyde Leonard Morrison, was the son of American Civil War veteran Marion Mitchell Morrison, Waynes mother, the former Mary Molly Alberta Brown, was from Lancaster County, Nebraska. Waynes ancestry included English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish, Waynes family moved to Palmdale, and in 1916 to Glendale, where his father worked as a pharmacist. A local fireman at the station on his route to school in Glendale started calling him Little Duke because he never went anywhere without his huge Airedale Terrier and he preferred Duke to Marion, and the nickname stuck. Wayne attended Wilson Middle School in Glendale, as a teen, he worked in an ice cream shop for a man who shod horses for Hollywood studios.
He was active as a member of the Order of DeMolay and he played football for the 1924 league champion Glendale High School team. Wayne applied to the U. S. Naval Academy, and he instead attended the University of Southern California, majoring in pre-law. He was a member of the Trojan Knights and Sigma Chi fraternities, Wayne played on the USC football team under coach Howard Jones. A broken collarbone injury curtailed his career, Wayne noted that he was too terrified of Jones reaction to reveal the actual cause of his injury
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U. S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. It forms the seat of East Baton Rouge Parish and is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River. As the Capital City, Baton Rouge is the hub for Louisiana. The metropolitan area surrounding the city, known as Greater Baton Rouge, is the second-largest in Louisiana, the urban area has around 594,309 inhabitants. Baton Rouge is an industrial, medical, motion picture. The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is the tenth largest in the United States in terms of tonnage shipped, the Baton Rouge area owes its historical importance to its strategic site upon the Istrouma Bluff, the first natural bluff upriver from the Mississippi River Delta. This allowed development of a business quarter safe from seasonal flooding, in addition, the city built a levee system stretching from the bluff southward to protect the riverfront and low-lying agricultural areas. The city is a rich center, with settlement by immigrants from numerous European nations.
It was ruled by seven different governments, French and Spanish in the era, West Floridian, United States territory and state, Confederate. Human habitation in the Baton Rouge area has been dated to 12000 –6500 BC based on evidence found along the Mississippi, earthwork mounds were built by hunter-gatherer societies in the Middle Archaic period, from roughly the 4th millennium BC. Eastern Muskogean began to diversify internally in the first half of the 1st millennium AD, at the time, the region appeared to be occupied by a collection of moderately-sized native chiefdoms interspersed with autonomous villages and tribal groups. French explorer Sieur dIberville led a party up the Mississippi River in 1699. The explorers saw a red pole marking the boundary between the Houma and Bayogoula tribal hunting grounds, see Red Sticks for the ceremonial use of red sticks among the Muscogee. The location of the red pole was presumably at Scotts Bluff and it was reportedly a 30-foot-high painted pole adorned with fish bones.
The settlement of Baton Rouge by Europeans began in 1721 when a military post was established by French colonists. Since European settlement, Baton Rouge has been governed by France, Spain, the Republic of West Florida, the Confederate States, and the United States. In 1755, when French-speaking settlers of Acadia in Canadas Maritime provinces were driven into exile by British forces, popularly known as Cajuns, the descendants of the Acadians maintained a separate culture. During the first half of the 19th century, the city grew steadily as the result of steamboat trade, Baton Rouge was incorporated in 1817
Stephen A. Hurlbut
Stephen Augustus Hurlbut, was a politician and commander of the U. S. Army of the Gulf in the American Civil War. Born in Charleston, South Carolina to Martin Luther Hurlbut and Lydia Bunce and his father was a Unitarian minister and educator. Hurlbut studied law with James L. Petigru as his mentor, worked for him as a law clerk, during the Second Seminole War, he served as adjutant of a South Carolina infantry regiment. In 1845, Hurlbut relocated to Illinois, where he established a law practice in Belvidere and he started his own family in 1847 after marrying Sophronia R. Stevens, she gave birth to two of his children. In 1847, Hurlbut took part in the Illinois constitutional convention as a Whig delegate and he served as a presidential elector for the Whig Party in the 1848 Presidential Election, and became acquainted with Abraham Lincoln during campaigning for Old Rough and Ready Zachary Taylor. He was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1859, Hurlbut campaigned for Lincoln during the presidential election in 1860, and attended Lincolns first inauguration on March 4,1861.
Lamon received a separate assighment from William H. Seward to visit Fort Sumter and they expect a golden era, when Charleston shall be a great commercial emporium & control for the South as New York does for the North. When the Civil War erupted, Hurlbut joined the Union Army and became a Brigadier General, U. S. Volunteers, on May 17,1861, and a Major General on September 17,1862. He commanded the 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee at the Battle of Shiloh and in the advance towards Corinth and he led a division at the Battle of Hatchies Bridge, taking command of the entire Union force after Gen Edward Ord was wounded. Hurlbut commanded XVI Corps from his headquarters at Memphis, Hurlbut led a corps under William T. Sherman in the 1864 Meridian expedition. He subsequently commanded the Department of the Gulf, succeeding Nathaniel P, banks and serving in that capacity for the remainder of the war. Hurlbut was suspected of peculation during his term, General Edward R. S. Canby ordered to start court-martial proceeding and arrest Hurlbut.
However, he was allowed to resign in June 1865, after mustering out of the Union Army on June 20,1865, Hurlbut became one of the founding fathers of the Grand Army of the Republic, of which he served as commander-in-chief from 1866 to 1868. He was appointed Minister Resident to Colombia in 1869, where he served three years, in 1872, Hurlbut was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives as a Republican Congressman from Illinois. While re-elected for a term in 1874, he was defeated in 1876. Hurlbut served as U. S. ambassador to Peru until his death in Lima in 1882, Hurlbut and his spouse are buried together in Belvidere Cemetery, Illinois. List of American Civil War generals William Henry Hurlbert According to Donald T. Phillips, N. Y. Stephen A. Hurlbut was one of his trusted colleagues. Lincoln sent him on a mission to Charleston
Ken Curtis was an American singer and actor best known for his role as Festus Haggen on the long-running CBS western television series Gunsmoke. Although he appeared on Gunsmoke in other roles, he was first cast in his iconic role in season 8 episode 13. His next appearance was with his mule, Ruth, in Prairie Wolfer in season 9 episode 16, though born Curtis Wain Gates in Lamar in Prowers County in southeastern Colorado, he lived his first ten years on a ranch on Muddy Creek in eastern Bent County. The family moved in 1926 to Las Animas, the county seat of Bent County, so that his father, Dan Sullivan Gates, the campaign was successful, and Gates served from 1927 to 1931 as Bent County sheriff. The family lived below the jail, since the jail was the second floor and his mother, Nellie Sneed Gates. The jail is located for historical preservation purposes on the grounds of the Bent County Courthouse in Las Animas, Curtis was the quarterback of his Bent County High School football team and played in the school band.
During World War II, Curtis served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945 and he attended Colorado College to study medicine but left after a short time in order to pursue his musical career. Curtis was a singer before moving into acting and combined both careers once he entered films, Curtis was with the Tommy Dorsey band in 1941, and succeeded Frank Sinatra as vocalist until Dick Haymes contractually replaced Sinatra in 1942. Curtis may have served simply as insurance against Sinatras likely defection, Curtis joined Shep Fields and His New Music, an all-reeds band that dispensed with a brass section. Columbia Pictures signed Curtis to a contract in 1945 and he starred in a series of musical Westerns with The Hoosier Hot Shots, playing singing-cowboy romantic leads. Curtis met his first wife, Lorraine Page, at Universal Studios, for much of 1948, Curtis was a featured singer and host of the long-running country music radio program WWVA Jamboree. Ken Curtis joined the Sons of the Pioneers as a singer from 1949 to 1952.
His big hits with the group included Room Full of Roses, through his second marriage, Curtis was a son-in-law of director John Ford. Curtis teamed with Ford and John Wayne in Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, The Wings of Eagles, The Searchers, The Horse Soldiers, The Alamo and How The West Was Won. Curtis joined Ford, along with Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, in 5 Steps to Danger he is uncredited as FBI Agent Jim Anderson. Curtis produced two extremely low-budget monster films, The Killer Shrews and The Giant Gila Monster, in 1959 he appeared as cowhand Phil Jakes on Gunsmoke S4 Eph 21 Jayhawkers. Curtis guest-starred five times on the Western television series, Have Gun Will Travel with Richard Boone and he guest-starred as circus performer Tim Durant on an episode of Perry Mason, The Case of the Clumsy Clown, which aired on November 5,1960. Then he co-starred with Larry Pennell in the 1961–1963 first-run syndicated television series Ripcord, Curtis played the role of Jim Buckley and Pennell was his young disciple Ted McKeever
John Ford was an American film director. His four Academy Awards for Best Director remain a record, one of the films for which he won the award, How Green Was My Valley, won Best Picture. In a career spanned more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films and he is widely regarded as one of the most important. Fords work was held in regard by his colleagues, with Orson Welles. Ford made frequent use of shooting and long shots, in which his characters were framed against a vast, harsh. Ford was born John Martin Jack Feeney in Cape Elizabeth, Maine to John Augustine Feeney and Barbara Abbey Curran and his father, John Augustine, was born in Spiddal, County Galway, Ireland in 1854. Barbara Curran had been born in the Aran Islands, in the town of Kilronan on the island of Inishmore, John A. Feeneys grandmother, Barbara Morris, was said to be a member of a local gentry family, the Morrises of Spiddal. John Augustine and Barbara Curran arrived in Boston and Portland respectively in May and they married in 1875 and became American citizens five years on September 11,1880.
John Augustine lived in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood of Portland, Maine with his family, and would try farming, working for the gas company, running a saloon, and being an alderman. Feeney attended Portland High School, Maine, where he was a successful fullback and he earned the nickname Bull because of the way he would lower his helmet and charge the line. A Portland pub is named Bull Feeneys in his honor and he moved to California and in 1914 began working in film production as well as acting for his older brother Francis, adopting Jack Ford as a professional name. In addition to credited roles, he appeared uncredited as a Klansman in D. W. Griffiths 1915 The Birth of a Nation and he married Mary McBride Smith on July 3,1920, and they had two children. His daughter Barbara was married to singer and actor Ken Curtis from 1952 to 1964, what difficulty was caused by the two marrying is unclear as the level of John Fords commitment to the Catholic faith is disputed. A strain would have been Fords many extramarital relationships, John Ford began his career in film after moving to California in July 1914.
He followed in the footsteps of his older brother Francis Ford, twelve years his senior. John Ford started out in his brothers films as an assistant, handyman and occasional actor, frequently doubling for his brother, Francis gave his younger brother his first acting role in The Mysterious Rose. Despite an often combative relationship, within three years Jack had progressed to become Francis chief assistant and often worked as his cameraman, by the time Jack Ford was given his first break as a director, Francis profile was declining and he ceased working as a director soon after. One notable feature of John Fords films is that he used a company of actors
John C. Pemberton
John Clifford Pemberton, was a career United States Army officer who fought in the Seminole Wars and with distinction during the Mexican–American War. He served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War, noted for his defeat, Pemberton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the second child of John Pemberton, and Rebecca Clifford. He entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1833 and he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 4th U. S. Artillery Regiment on July 1,1837, Pemberton and the 4th Artillery served in garrison duty at Fort Columbus, New York, in 1838 and into 1839, and at the Camp of Instruction located near Trenton, New Jersey, in 1839. He served along the northern U. S. frontier during the brief Canadian Border Disturbances of the Aroostook War. Pemberton and the 4th were next stationed in Michigan, serving at Detroit in 1840, at Fort Mackinac in the upper Great Lakes in Michigan in 1840 and 1841, and at Fort Brady in 1841. He served in Buffalo, New York, in 1841 to 1842, from 1845 to 1846, Pemberton and the 4th Artillery were part of the U. S.
He fought at the Battle of Palo Alto on May 8,1846 and he fought well at the Battle of Monterrey in that fall, and was appointed a brevet captain for Gallant Conduct in the several Conflicts at on September 23. Pemberton was appointed a major for his performance at Molino del Rey on September 8. He was part of the storming of Chapultepec Castle on September 13, and the Battle for Mexico City that day and the next, where Pemberton was wounded. He was an member of the Aztec Club of 1847 - a military society founded by U. S. Army officers who served in Mexico City during the military occupation following the war. In 1848, Pemberton married Martha Thompson of Norfolk, after the war with Mexico and the 4th Artillery served in garrison duty at Fort Pickens near Pensacola, Florida, in 1849. He fought in Florida during hostilities against the Seminoles in 1849 and 1850, the 4th returned to garrison duty at New Orleans Barracks in New Orleans in Louisiana in 1850, and Pemberton was promoted to captain on September 16.
He next served in Fort Washington, along the lower Potomac River below the capital in 1851 and 1852, at Fort Hamilton, New York and he and the 4th Artillery fought again in Florida during further hostilities against the Seminoles from 1856 to 1857. Pemberton and the 4th was on duty at Fort Leavenworth, from 1857 to 1858. Later in brief garrison duty at the Washington Arsenal in Washington and he resigned his commission, effective April 29, despite pleas from his family and his former commander Winfield Scott. His decision was due to the influence of his Virginia-born wife and he was promoted to colonel on May 8. On May 9, Pemberton took a commission as a lieutenant colonel in the Artillery of the Provisional Army of Virginia and his first brigade command was in the Department of Norfolk, leading its 10th Brigade from June to November
William Holden was an American actor who was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1950s through the 1970s. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in Stalag 17, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in the 1973 television film The Blue Knight. He was named one of the Top 10 Stars of the Year six times, Holden was born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in OFallon, the son of Mary Blanche, a schoolteacher, and William Franklin Beedle, an industrial chemist. He had two brothers, Robert Westfield Beedle and Richard P. Beedle. His family moved to South Pasadena when he was three, after graduating from South Pasadena High School, Holden attended Pasadena Junior College, where he became involved in local radio plays. A version of how he obtained his stage name Holden is based on a statement by George Ross of Billboard, William Holden, and here is how he obtained his new movie tag. On the Columbia lot is an assistant director and scout named Harold Winston, not long ago he was divorced from the actress, Gloria Holden, but carried the torch after the marital rift.
Winston was one of those who discovered the Golden Boy newcomer, Holdens first starring role was in Golden Boy, costarring Barbara Stanwyck, in which he played a violinist-turned-boxer. He was still an actor at the time, while Stanwyck was already a film star. She liked Holden and went out of her way to help him succeed, devoting her time to coaching and encouraging him. When she received her Honorary Oscar at the 1982 Academy Award ceremony, at the end of her acceptance speech, she paid him a personal tribute, I loved him very much, and I miss him. He always wished that I would get an Oscar, and so tonight, my golden boy, you got your wish. Next he starred with George Raft and Humphrey Bogart in the Warner Bros. gangster epic Invisible Stripes the same year, Holden earned his first Best Actor Oscar nomination with the part. Getting the part was a break for Holden, as the role was initially cast with Montgomery Clift. Swanson said, Bill Holden was a man I could have fallen in love with and he was perfection on- and off-screen.
And Wilder himself commented, Bill was a guy, a totally honorable friend. Every woman was in love with him and he co-starred as Humphrey Bogarts younger brother, a carefree playboy, in Sabrina, played by Audrey Hepburn. It was Holdens third film with director Billy Wilder and Hepburn became romantically involved during the filming, unbeknown to Wilder, People on the set told me that Bill and Audrey were having an affair, and everybody knew
Hank Worden was an American cowboy-turned-character-actor who appeared in many Westerns including The Lone Ranger. Worden was raised on a ranch near Glendive and was educated at Stanford University. He enlisted in the U. S. Army hoping to become an Army pilot, an expert horseman, he toured the country in rodeos as a saddle bronc rider. During one ride, his horse landed atop him and broke his neck, following the run of the play, Worden drove a cab in New York, worked on dude ranches as a wrangler and as a guide on the Bright Angel trail of the Grand Canyon. A chance encounter with actress Billie Burke at a dude ranch led her to him to several film producers. Worden made his debut as an extra in Cecil B. By this time, Tex Ritter had become a star, in several of his early appearances, Worden was billed as Heber Snow until he reverted to his real name. A small part in Howard Hawkss Come and Get It led to a number of appearances for that director. He appeared in episode 121 of the TV Series the Lone Ranger, Worden eventually became a member of the John Ford Stock Company, and was directed by Ford twelve times in films and television.
The connection with Ford led to an association with actor John Wayne, Wordens best performances were given for demanding directors. He had an appearance, thin, his voice. In 1992, Worden hosted and co-produced, with director Clyde Lucas, the special looked back on Wordens career and featured guests Clint Eastwood, Paul Hogan, Harry Carey Jr. Ben Johnson, Frankie Avalon, Burt Kennedy and stuntman Dean Smith, widowed by his wife of 37 years in 1977, he shared his house for several years with actor Jim Beaver. In good health through his 91st year, he died peacefully during a nap at his home in Los Angeles on December 6,1992 and he was survived by his daughter, Dawn Henry, whom he and his wife had adopted as an adult
Newton is a city in Newton County, Mississippi. The population was 3,699 in the 2000 census, the citys most famous native is country singer/songwriter Paul Overstreet. Newton is located at 32°19′30″N 89°9′34″W, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 square miles, of which 7.2 square miles is land and 0. 14% is water. As of 2008, there were 3,674 people,1,420 households, the population density was 516.7 people per square mile. There were 1,638 housing units at a density of 228.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 43. 90% White,54. 69% African American,0. 14% Native American,0. 62% Asian,0. 19% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. 87% of the population. 29. 5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14. 0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.07. In the city, the population was out with 27. 4% under the age of 18,9. 4% from 18 to 24,24. 4% from 25 to 44,19. 6% from 45 to 64.
The median age was 37 years, for every 100 females there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.3 males, the median income for a household in the city was $30,067, and the median income for a family was $32,527. Males had an income of $26,471 versus $19,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,476, about 20. 1% of families and 24. 9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35. 2% of those under age 18 and 17. 6% of those age 65 or over. The City of Newton is served by the Newton Municipal School District, the Battle of Newtons Station was fought here on April 24,1863 during Griersons Raid of the American Civil War. City of Newton Newton Chamber of Commerce County Website
Griersons Raid was a Union cavalry raid during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. It ran from April 17 to May 2,1863, as a diversion from Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grants main attack plan on Vicksburg, Mississippi. Early in 1863, Major General Charles Hamilton, the commander of the Corinth section of Grants division, due to Hamiltons insistence on procuring a command that would garner him more glory, Hamilton offered his resignation. Up until this time in the war, Confederate cavalry commanders such as Nathan Bedford Forrest, John Hunt Morgan, stuart had ridden circles around the Union, and it was time to out-do the Confederates in cavalry expeditions. The task fell to Col. Benjamin Grierson, a music teacher who, oddly. Griersons cavalry brigade consisted of the 6th and 7th Illinois and 2nd Iowa Cavalry regiments, total casualties for Griersons Brigade during the raid were three killed, seven wounded, and nine missing. Five sick and wounded men were left behind along the route, commander of the Vicksburg garrison, had few cavalry and could do nothing to stop Grierson.
The premier Confederate cavalry commander, Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, was off chasing another Union raider, Col. Abel Streight, in Alabama, while Streights Raid failed, it did distract Forrest and this probably allowed the success of Griersons Raid. Although many Confederate cavalry units pursued Grierson vigorously across the state, battle of Newtons Station Clan Grierson Laliki, Tom. Griersons Raid, A Daring Cavalry Strike Through the Heart of the Confederacy, farrar and Giroux, New York. Roughshod Through Dixie – Grierson’s Raid 1863, Osprey Raid Series #12, Osprey Publishing
Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States, achieving statehood in 1818. It is the 6th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, the word Illinois comes from a French rendering of a native Algonquin word. For decades, OHare International Airport has been ranked as one of the worlds busiest airports, Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics. With the War of 1812 Illinois growth slowed as both Native Americans and Canadian forces often raided the American Frontier, mineral finds and timber stands had spurred immigration—by the 1810s, the Eastern U. S. Railroads arose and matured in the 1840s, and soon carried immigrants to new homes in Illinois, as well as being a resource to ship their commodity crops out to markets. Railroads freed most of the land of Illinois and other states from the tyranny of water transport. By 1900, the growth of jobs in the northern cities and coal mining in the central and southern areas attracted a new group of immigrants.
Illinois was an important manufacturing center during both world wars, the Great Migration from the South established a large community of African Americans in Chicago, who created the citys famous jazz and blues cultures. Three U. S. presidents have been elected while living in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan, whose political career was based in California, was the only U. S. president born and raised in Illinois. Today, Illinois honors Lincoln with its official slogan, Land of Lincoln. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is located in the capital of Springfield. Illinois is the spelling for the early French Catholic missionaries and explorers name for the Illinois Native Americans. American scholars previously thought the name Illinois meant man or men in the Miami-Illinois language and this etymology is not supported by the Illinois language, as the word for man is ireniwa and plural men is ireniwaki. The name Illiniwek has said to mean tribe of superior men.
The name Illinois derives from the Miami-Illinois verb irenwe·wa he speaks the regular way and this was taken into the Ojibwe language, perhaps in the Ottawa dialect, and modified into ilinwe·. The French borrowed these forms, changing the ending to spell it as -ois. The current spelling form, began to appear in the early 1670s, the Illinois name for themselves, as attested in all three of the French missionary-period dictionaries of Illinois, was Inoka, of unknown meaning and unrelated to the other terms. American Indians of successive cultures lived along the waterways of the Illinois area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans, the Koster Site has been excavated and demonstrates 7,000 years of continuous habitation
Denver Dell Pyle was an American film and television actor. He was known for portraying Briscoe Darling, Jr. in several episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, and playing Jesse Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard from 1979-85. Pyle was born in Bethune, Colorado on May 11,1920 to farmer Ben H. Pyle and his wife Maude, His brother, was a known for his work with Walt Disney Animation Studios. After graduating from school, Pyle briefly attended Colorado State University. Pyle was a drummer and band member until the United States entered World War II, after the war, Pyle embarked on his film career. He starred in movies and on television during the 1950s and 1960s. Pyle appeared twice as a bank robber in Duncan Renaldos syndicated western series The Cisco Kid. In 1954, he was cast as a henchman of the outlaw Sam Bass in Stories of the Century, Pyle was twice cast on CBSs The Public Defender in the role of George Hansen, and three times on the religious anthology series, Crossroads on ABC. He acted the part of a detective in the 1956 film noir Please Murder Me.
Pyle was cast as Carter in the 1955 episode Joeys Father on Fury, Three years later, he played an arsonist in the episode The Fire Watchers of the same series. In 1956 Pyle appeared as Vance Kiley in the episode called Quicksand in the TV western series Lone Ranger. In 1958, Pyle starred with Judith Evelyn in the episode Man in the Moon of the NBC docudrama about the Cold War Behind Closed Doors, hosted by and he appeared as a Professor in the syndicated Men Into Space series 1959 episode Moonquake. In an episode of Ripcord he played a suicidal parachutist, Pyle appeared twice each on the CBS western series My Friend Flicka and NBCs The Restless Gun with John Payne. He guest starred with Grant Withers in the 1959 episode Tumbleweed Ranger of Tris Coffins syndicated western series 26 Men and he appeared seven times on Richard Boones CBS western Have Gun – Will Travel, his final appearance on the show in 1960 as the character Croft in The Puppeteer. He guest starred in 1960 in several westerns, including Pony Express, The Man from Blackhawk.
He guest-starred in the episode Trail of the Dead, the story of five missing western prospectors and he appeared with Sammy Jackson in the episode Resurrection of the syndicated American Civil War drama, The Gray Ghost. He was cast as Big Red in the 1959 episode Woman in the River of the ABC/Warner Bros. detective series Bourbon Street Beat, starring Andrew Duggan and he made several appearances as Briscoe Darling, Jr. on The Andy Griffith Show. Pyle was cast in a number of movies by John Ford, including The Horse Soldiers with William Holden