Stars

Meet the Men and Women who helped create "Little Hollywood" and the many wonderful classic western movies we all love.

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Each year we round up artists who not only portray western legends on film but who are western legends themselves. Without these hard-working men and women our eyes never would have been opened to both the rugged and romantic side of the Wild West. The landscape of the West speaks to us, but these actors give it a voice. Something that sets our modern Legends apart from the characters they portray is that after the film director says “Cut!”, instead of riding off into the sunset, they continue to face the same challenges that many of us do. They have homes, families, infirmities, and many demands for their time.

We are thankful these stars are able to attend this years’ Western Legends Heritage & Music Festival. Please be aware that some of the stars listed here may have other obligations or priorities that may arise at a moments notice. If a star listed here is unable to attend the event we will update this list.

We appreciate your understanding.

This years Stars that will be joining us are:

 

Barry Corbin

 

Barry’s full given name is Leonard Barrie Corbin, and he was born on October 16, 1940 in Lamesa, Texas, to Kilmer Blain Corbin, an attorney & TX State Senator, and Alma Corbin, an elementary school teacher. Barry and his wife Jo share a ranch in Fort Worth, Texas. He says when he isn’t working, he rides horses there every chance he gets.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Nikki2191

 

Bruce Boxleitner

Bruce William Boxleitner (born May 12, 1950)[1] is an American actor and science fiction and suspense writer. He is known for his leading roles in the television series How the West Was WonBring ‘Em Back AliveScarecrow and Mrs. King (with Kate Jackson), and Babylon 5 (as John Sheridan in seasons 2–5, 1994–98). He is also known for his dual role as the characters Alan Bradley and Tron in the 1982 Walt Disney Pictures film Tron, a role which he reprised in the 2003 video game Tron 2.0, the 2006 Square-Enix/Disney crossover game Kingdom Hearts II, the 2010 film sequel, Tron: Legacy[2] and the animated series Tron: Uprising. He co-starred in most of the Gambler films with Kenny Rogers, where his character provided comic relief.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Boxleitner

 

Roberta Shore

Roberta Jymme Schourop (born April 7, 1943, Monterey Park, California), better known as Roberta Shore, is a retired American actress and performer. She is notable for her roles in the original Shaggy Dog film and as Betsy Garth on the Western television series The Virginian. A devout Mormon, Shore broke her contract to focus on her marriage and family, retiring at the age of 22. She lives in Utah.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberta_Shore

 

Neil Summers

Neil Summers was born on April 28, 1944 in London, England. He is an American stuntman and actor known for RoboCop (1987), Mercury Rising (1998) and The Way of the Gun (2000). He’s also a collector of Western film memorabilia and wrote books about his experience in the film industry. He is married to Karen Summers.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0838612/, https://www.themoviedb.org/person/179188-neil-summers?language=en-US

 

Cheryl Rogers Barnett

Cheryl Rogers was born on June 6, 1940 in Dallas, Texas, USA, adopted daughter of Roy Rogers and his second/third wife, Arline. She is an actress and producer, known for Cagney & Lacey (1981), The Roy Rogers Show (1951) and Cheryl Rogers Barnett’s Western Stars Theater (2017). She has been married to Larry Barnett since December 27, 1981. They have seven children.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0736784/bio

 

Kathy Garver

Kathleen Marie Garver (born December 13, 1945) is an American stage, film, television, and voice-over actress most remembered for having portrayed the teenaged orphan, Catherine “Cissy” Davis, on the popular 1960s CBS sitcom, Family Affair. Before that, she was cast by Cecil B. DeMille in the film The Ten Commandments (1956), and after that, she provided the voice of Firestar in the animated television series Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends (1981–83). Garver authored The Family Affair Cookbook (2009), Surviving Cissy: My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood (2015),[1] and X Child Stars: Where are They Now? (2016).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Garver

 

Paul Petersen

William Paul Petersen (born September 23, 1945) is an American actor, singer, novelist, and activist.

Petersen first rose to prominence in the 1950s playing Jeff Stone on The Donna Reed Show, and transitioned to a singing career in the 1960s. In the early 1980s, he had a recurring role as a police officer on Matt Houston, and in the late 1990s, he played the author Paul Conway in the film Mommy’s Day.

In 1990, Petersen established the organization A Minor Consideration to support child stars and other child laborers through legislation, family education, and personal intervention and counseling for those in crisis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Petersen

 

Johnny Whitaker

John Orson Whitaker, Jr. (born December 13, 1959)[1] is an American actor notable for several film and television performances during his childhood. The redheaded Whitaker played Jody Davis on Family Affair from 1966 to 1971. He also originated the role of Scotty Baldwin on General Hospital in 1965, and played the lead in Hallmark’s 1969 The Littlest Angel,[2] and portrayed the title character in the 1973 musical version of Tom Sawyer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Whitaker

 

Rudy Ramos

Rudy Ramos (born September 19, 1950) is a Native American actor and musician, born and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma. His acting career has covered six decades. It started with an appearance on the television show Ironside in 1969. Six months later he was cast as a series regular on the television western The High Chaparral, playing the part of Wind. Some of his other TV roles include Hunter (1987-1988) and Yellowstone (2018-).

His films include Helter Skelter (1976), The Enforcer (1976), The Driver (1978), Defiance (1980), Quicksilver (1986), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Colors (1988), Open House (1987).[1]

During Native American Heritage Month in November 2020, Ramos was highlighted in a story by Hillary Atkin for the Television Academy Emmys.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudy_Ramos

 

Wyatt McCrea

Wyatt McCrea is a producer and actor, known for Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs (2017), Gen’s Guiltless Gourmet (2009) and The Contested Plains (2022). Grandson of Joel McCrea and Frances Dee.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3350589/

 

Joe “Hoppy” Sullivan

Hoppy fans – meet Joe Sullivan, Hopalong Cassidy’s official look-alike and character representative!

Joe “Hoppy” Sullivan has been portraying Hopalong Cassidy at various functions around the country. His costume is a detailed replica of the one Hoppy wore in 1939, including Bohlin made products.

 

Robert H. “Gabby Hayes” Doudell