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1) Where was Sykes
Smith Ballew born on January 21, 1902?
El Paso, Texas
2) Ballew dubbed John Wayne's singing
voice in Riders of Destiny (1933), which is generally
considered to be the first "singing" western.
3) In 1936, what film did he play Slim?
4) A Westerner in the
Union Army discovers that gold shipments from the West are
being captured by Southerners.
What is this 1937 film where
Ballew plays Bill Gibson?
5) Singing cowboy Randy
(Smith Ballew) shows up at Mrs. Blake's ranch. She is beset by
bad guys, and Randy loves her daughter Janet. Roll Along,
Cowboy (1937) is based on a novel.
Who wrote the novel?
6) Cowboys and cows amidst Hawaiian scenery and song. Smith
Ballew plays Jeff Howard.
What is this 1938 movie?
Hawaiian Range Rider
Singing Cowboy from Hawaii
7) In Rawhide (1938), baseball
superstar Lou Gehrig is one of several ranchers being coerced
by a bunch of bandits. His sister and her lawyer/lover
organize the ranchers. Ballew is Larry Kimball.
8) Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably
discharged WW II soldier, in "civvies" and carrying a suitcase
containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the
small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make
it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl
Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who is running away from
her stuffed-shirt fiancÚ, Alvin Bailey (Smith Ballew) and has
taken his car without permission.
What is the 1945 movie?
The Long Ride Home
The Man Who Walked Alone
Let's Get Home
Going Home to Mom
9) What is the 1948
film that he plays Band Singer (as Smith Ballew and the Sons
of the Sage)?
Under Utah Skies
Under Arizona Skies
Under Texas Skies
Under Oklahoma Skies
10) Who does
Smith Balley play in the 1948 film
Tex Granger, Midnight Rider
of the Plains?
'Marshal' Blaze Talbot
Ranger John Allen
11) His last movie is in
1951 with the non credited role as Captain.
What is the movie?
To Hell and Back
The Red Badge of Courage
The High and The Mighty
12) Where was Smith Ballew buried?
Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California
Cemetery, Plain View, Texas
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Cemetery, Glendale, California
Laurel Land Memorial Park,
Fort Worth, Texas