Ken Curtis (né Curtis Gates: July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) Born in Lamar, CO. Abandoned a singing career to enlist in the US Army during WW II serving from 1942-45 in the Pacific Theater. Singer and actor best known for his role as Festus in the television series Gunsmoke.

Ken Curtis (July 1916 – April was an American singer and actor best known for his role as Festus Haggen on the long-running CBS western television series Gunsmoke. Became one of the supporting actors in the John Ford stock company. The Searchers.

KEN CURTIS - I have seen this character actor play a regular guy in a suit...but usually a Cowboy.  He was Festus on "Gunsmoke"

Ken Curtis As Festus Hagen Picture - Photo of Gunsmoke - FanPix.

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

'FESTUS' TAKES A WIFE - Ken Curtis (who portrays 'Festus' Hagen in the CBS-TV western series, "Gunsmoke") poses with real-life wife, Torrie Curtis between rodeo performances.

'FESTUS' TAKES A WIFE - Ken Curtis (who portrays 'Festus' Hagen in the CBS-TV western series, "Gunsmoke") poses with real-life wife, Torrie Curtis between rodeo performances.

Still of Burt Reynolds, James Arness, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis and Milburn Stone in Gunsmoke

Still of Burt Reynolds, James Arness, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis and Milburn Stone in "Gunsmoke", the television series.

Ken Curtis (July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) was an American singer and actor. During World War II, Curtis served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945.

Ken Curtis (July 1916 – April was an American singer and actor. During World War II, Curtis served in the United States Army from 1943 to

Ken Curtis ...  "Festus" on TV series Gunsmoke ...

Ken Curtis "Festus" on TV series Gunsmoke — (filmography) Curtis Wain Gates Ruth

Ken Curtis (1916 - 1991) Ken had a wonderful voice, a true voice. He was just like a pitch pipe." (Bob Nolan)

KEN CURTIS, actor, country singer (Sons of the Pioneers), Festus on Gunsmoke

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 and Slim Pickens from Gunsmoke 1964.mp4 Marshal Dillion~ Woohoo!

Who knew Festus could sing? Ken Curtis and Slim Pickens from Gunsmoke Marshal Dillion~ Woohoo!

Ken Curtis (right) who portrayed the squinty-eyed deputy Festus Haggen on the long running tv western Gunsmoke from 1964-1975, helped keep law and order in Dodge City along with James Arness who played Marshal Matt Dillon.

Ken Curtis (right) who portrayed the squinty-eyed deputy Festus Haggen on the long running tv western Gunsmoke from helped keep law and order in Dodge City along with James Arness who played Marshal Matt Dillon.

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