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(Courtesy of Les Adams)




(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above are Jim Bannon (as Red Ryder) and Peggy Stewart in a lobby card from RIDE, RYDER, RIDE (Eagle Lion, 1949). Stewart also was the heroine to Bannon in THE FIGHTING REDHEAD (Eagle Lion, 1950).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Bannon is on the far left with two sixguns and a 'shirt with many buttons'.  Also note Bannon's credit as 'Red' in this pressbook ad for JIGGS AND MAGGIE OUT WEST (Monogram, 1950).  Joe Yule, who played the part of 'Jiggs' was Mickey Rooney's father.  The Jiggs & Maggie series was based on the comic strip Bringing Up Father.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above from left to right are Jim Bannon, Whip Wilson and Phyllis Coates in a still from NEVADA BADMEN (Monogram, 1951).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Leonard Penn and Jim Bannon, and in the stage are Ray Jones and Black Jack O'Shea. From WANTED, DEAD OR ALIVE (Monogram, 1951) which starred Whip Wilson.




(Courtesy of Bill McCann)
 Bannon appeared on the cover of the Dell Red Ryder comics ... and left, he's shown in his Red Ryder costume on Romance Trail number 4 from 1950.



  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Jim Bannon, Bea Benaderet, and their actor son Jack Bannon:
     Jim Bannon: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0052435/
     Bea Benaderet: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0070153/
     John James 'Jack' Bannon: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0052433/

The Family Search website (free), California Death Records database, and Social Security Death Index (SSDI) have information on Jim Bannon:

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has a photo of the marker for Bea Benaderet at the Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, California: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2357

The Grand Comic Book Database has covers of the Dell series of Red Ryder comics. Circa 1951-1952, Bannon was on the cover of eight comics, number 99-106: http://www.comics.org/series/152/covers/?page=2

Bannon appeared in three films based on the Carlton E. Morse "I Love A Mystery" radio series - I LOVE A MYSTERY (Columbia, 1945), THE DEVIL'S MASK (Columbia, 1946) and THE UNKNOWN (Columbia, 1946). Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has a couple of video clips online from the first adventure, I LOVE A MYSTERY (Columbia, 1945). Bannon portrays "Jack Packard" and prolific radio performer Barton Yarborough is "Doc Long". Others in the cast are George Macready, Nina Foch and Carole Mathews:

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/455334/I-Love-A-Mystery-Movie-Clip-Second-Honeymoon.html

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/455326/I-Love-A-Mystery-Movie-Clip-Small-Black-Valise.html

Boyd Magers' Western Clippings website has several sections on Bannon:

Bannon Red Ryder westerns: http://www.westernclippings.com/westernsof/jimbannon_westernsof.shtml

The 26 episode run of THE ADVENTURES OF CHAMPION TV show (1955-1956): http://www.westernclippings.com/remember/champion_doyouremember.shtml

Brian Christopher Misiaszek has a website devoted to the "I Love A Mystery" radio show and films. This link takes you to info on the trio of Columbia films with Jim Bannon: http://www.angelfire.com/on/ilam/Mystery.html

J. David Goldin's RadioGoldIndex website has Bannon in about a hundred radio shows. When you get to the site, click "Start Here", then select "Search By Artist", then select B, then scroll down for Jim Bannon radio credits: http://radiogoldindex.com/

Jim and Bea Benaderet's son John James 'Jack' Bannon was featured on the LOU GRANT TV show, and is married to actress Ellen Travolta, a sister of John Travolta. They reside in California but have a vacation home in Idaho where Jack and Ellen do plays:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiOUYjl6-rI

http://birds-words.blogspot.com/2007/02/jack-bannon-recalls-his-lou-grant-days.html

http://www.cdapress.com/lifestyles/article_8e1b1d2e-71ee-5f1e-b8c0-aaf687adcb5d.html


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