|Unkempt, rough and tough looking members of the gang or lynch mob, or vigilantes, or posse riders or cow herders. They had minimal or no dialog, not much screen time, and were generally not listed in the film credits. Some would show up as a face in the crowd, portraying townspeople, barflys, deputies, wagon drivers, ranch hands, etc. We tend to recognize some of their faces, but have no clue as to their real names.|
George Jonathan Hazel
aka 'Arizona Slim'
appeared in at least 50 westerns and 1 serial ... and still counting
Ken Jones, co-author of Heroes, Heavies and Sagebrush, provides info on Hazel: The real name of 'Arizona Slim' was George Hazel and he was born July 30, 1890 in Purcell, Oklahoma. He died January 29, 1952 as a result of a skull fracture after falling off of a bicycle in Palm Springs, California.
Above - Blackie Whiteford on the left and George Hazel on the right in FIGHTING BILL FARGO (1941), one of the Johnny Mack Brown oaters for Universal.
In the foreground are Nell O'Day and Ted Adams, and George Hazel appears ready to pounce ... also from FIGHTING BILL FARGO.