Ken Curtis (1916 – 1991) was an American born Country and Western singer and B-Western actor.  He was best known for his role as Festus Haggen on the long-running Gunsmoke television series (1955 - 1975).  Before becoming an actor Curtis performed with the popular Sons of the Pioneers from 1949 to 1953 as well as singing with the Tommy Dorsey band.

Ken Curtis – was an American born Country and Western singer and…

Imagined - Ken Curtis, (June 2,1916 - April 28,1991), an actor and singer best known role as Festus Haggen on the long-running western Gunsmoke. Curtis was a singer before moving into acting and combined both careers once he entered films. He was with the Tommy Dorsey band in 1941. Curtis replaced Frank Sinatra as vocalist for the band. From 1942 to 1963 ... JamesAZiegler.com

Ken Curtis (né Curtis Gates: July 1916 – April Born in Lamar, CO. Abandoned a singing career to enlist in the US Army during WW II serving from in the Pacific Theater. Singer and actor best known for his role as Festus in the television series Gunsmoke.

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Ken Curtis (Actor) famous for his portrayal of "Festus" on Gunsmoke also did movies and at one time was a singer with Tommy Dorsey Orchestra   1916-1991

Ken Curtis (Actor) famous for his portrayal of "Festus" on Gunsmoke also did movies and at one time was a singer with Tommy Dorsey Orchestra he also started with the Sons of the Pioneers, a wonderful singer, also stared in the Quiet Man with John Wayne.

Ken Curtis. What a wonderful photo     "Hey!   Festus !  I loved you man !"   Talented singer and also actor in the  TV Gunsmoke series.

What a wonderful photo "Hey!" Talented singer and also actor in the TV Gunsmoke series.

Ken Curtis Appreciation Site

This site is about the life and career of Gunsmoke actor Ken Curtis.

Ken Curtis - circa 1947

This site is about the life and career of Gunsmoke actor Ken Curtis.

Ken Curtis as Festus Hagen on Gunsmoke.

GUNSMOKE ~ Festus, played by veteran Hollywood character actor Ken Curtis whose movie credits include MR.

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Still of Ken Curtis in Gunsmoke

Ken Curtis, Actor, Festus on 'Gunsmoke' Ken Curtis, a singer and actor who played the scruffy deputy Festus on the television series "Gunsmoke," died in his sleep on Sunday at his home. He was 74 years old.

Ken Curtis "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" Festus Country  How many of you knew Festus could sing!

Ken Curtis "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" Festus Country How many of you knew Festus could sing! He was a member of the Sons of the Pioneers

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