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(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above are Lois Collier and Dennis Moore in a scene from the Three Mesquiteers' RAIDERS OF THE RANGE (Republic, 1942).
Lois Collier
Real name: Madelyn Jones
1919 or 1922 - 1999


Lois Collier did a number of 1940s B films and some early TV work - she was the girlfriend to BOSTON BLACKIE in the 1950s TV series which starred Kent Taylor.

Collier was the female lead in the serial JUNGLE QUEEN (Universal, 1945).

At Republic Pictures, she was the heroine in THE FLYING DISC MAN FROM MARS (1950) cliffhanger as well as seven of the later Three Mesquiteers adventures (OUTLAWS OF THE CHEROKEE TRAIL (1941), GAUCHOS OF ELDORADO (1941), WEST OF CIMARRON (1941), RAIDERS OF THE RANGE (1942), WESTWARD HO (1942), THE PHANTOM PLAINSMEN (1942) and SANTA FE SCOUTS (1943)).

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Lois Collier: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0171935/.

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has photos of the grave marker for Collier at Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, California: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6511574&pt=Lois%20Collier . Note that the marker shows her birth year as 1922.




(From Old Corral image collection)

Above from left to right are Tom Tyler, Rufe Davis, Lois Collier and Bob Steele in a lobby card from the Three Mesquiteers adventure OUTLAWS OF THE CHEROKEE TRAIL (Republic, 1941). Rufe Davis (and Smiley Burnette) wound up as the train conductors on TV's PETTICOAT JUNCTION.






 



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Jeanne Martel


Above are Tom Tyler and his wife Jeanne Martel. She worked with Tom in a trio of films - SANTA FE BOUND (Reliable, 1936), LOST RANCH (Victory, 1937) and ORPHAN OF THE PECOS (Victory, 1937). The above image is a crop from a scene still from LOST RANCH. Her film career consisted of less than a dozen mid to late 1930s films, and no biographical info is available on her. The probability is that she retired about the time that Tom Tyler exited Sam Katzman's Victory films (late 1930s) and went to work for the Wallace Bros. Circus. Below is a tradepaper article from November 22, 1937 about the filming of LOST RANCH noting that Tyler and Martel were married in September, 1937. General consensus is that Jeanne and Tom's marriage was brief. Am unsure when they divorced, but Jeanne and Tyler were together at the time of the 1940 census.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Jeanne Martel: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0551494/.



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Above are Jeanne Martel, Tom Tyler, and Earl Dwire in a crop from a lobby card from SANTA FE BOUND (Reliable, 1936).






 


(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)


Joan Barclay (Geraine Greear)
Real name: Mary Elizabeth Greear
1914-2002


In the above photo, left-handed singin' cowboy Tex Fletcher serenades Joan Barclay in SIX-GUN RHYTHM (Grand National, 1939).

Cover girl Greear/Barclay was born in Minneapolis.  Les Adams has Barclay identified in about 70 sound era films, and that number includes a couple dozen westerns with Bob Steele, Tim McCoy, Tom Tyler, Bob Baker, and others.  She also did mysteries such as the Falcon and Charlie Chan series, and was the heroine in a pair of serials, SHADOW OF CHINATOWN (Victory, 1937) and BLAKE OF SCOTLAND YARD (Victory, 1937).

Her real name is Mary Elizabeth Greear. The name 'Geraine Greear' was adopted by her or given to her, about the time she worked in THE GAUCHO (1927) which starred Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

Mary Elizabeth Sullivan (her married name) passed away on November 22, 2002 in Palm Desert, California at age 88. Services were held at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Joan Barclay: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0054060/.

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website notes that Barclay is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10061821&pt=Joan%20Barclay







(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from left to right are Joan Barclay (billed as Geraine Greear), Art Felix, Tom Tyler, Buck Morgan, Francis Walker, Jack Evans (moustache), John Elliott, unidentified player, and on the ground is Roger Williams.  Scene from Tyler's RIDIN' ON (Reliable, 1936).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from left to right are Joan Barclay, Tex Fletcher and Reed Howes in a lobby card from Fletcher's solo starring western, SIX-GUN RHYTHM (Grand National, 1939).






 


(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above, Monte Hale and Dorothy Fay Southworth Ritter at one of the 1970s film conventions.
Dorothy Fay
Real name: Dorothy Fay Southworth
1915-2003


Dorothy's real name was Dorothy Fay Southworth, and she was born in Arizona in 1915.  She is probably best remembered as the heroine of two serials, THE GREEN ARCHER (1940) and WHITE EAGLE (1941).  She and Tex Ritter were married on June 14, 1941, and the union would last through Ritter's death in 1974.  Tex and Dorothy made four films together: SONG OF THE BUCKAROO (Monogram, 1938), SUNDOWN ON THE PRAIRIE (Monogram, 1939), ROLLIN' WESTWARD (Monogram, 1939) and RAINBOW OVER THE RANGE (Monogram, 1940).  Dorothy retired soon after she and Tex tied the knot.

Dorothy had a stroke which impacted her speech, and she lived at the Motion Picture Home in Woodland Hills, California.  Tex and Dorothy had two children --- sons Tom and John (of TV's THREE'S COMPANY fame). John Ritter passed away unexpectedly at the age of 54 on September 11, 2003 and Dorothy passed away at the age of 88 on November 5, 2003.

There's a filmography and more info and photos on Dorothy Fay in the Old Corral section on Tex Ritter.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Dorothy Fay: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0269560/.

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has a picture of the grave marker for Tex Ritter at the Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, Texas: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=877

The Find A Grave site also has info on Dorothy Fay Southworth Ritter who is interred at Pioneer Cemetery, Prescott, Arizona: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8079180&pt=Dorothy%20Ritter




(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above, Bob Baker and Dorothy Fay in PRAIRIE JUSTICE (1938).






 

Constance Moore
1921 - 2005



(From Old Corral image collection)

In the above photo are Bob Baker, Constance Moore and young Dick Jones in BORDER WOLVES (Universal, 1938). She was also the heroine in Baker's THE LAST STAND (Universal, 1938). Dick Jones did a bunch of "kid" roles, but is best remembered as the saddle pal to Jock Mahoney in TV's RANGE RIDER series, and he later starred as BUFFALO BILL JR. on TV.

Constance Moore did a batch of A and B films, but only a few westerns (including the 1946 IN OLD SACRAMENTO with Bill Elliott).  She was also 'Wilma Deering' in the BUCK ROGERS cliffhanger which starred Buster Crabbe.

Moore married Hollywood agent Johnny Maschio in 1939, and the couple had a daughter and son.

Moore passed away on August 16, 2005 of heart failure after a long illness.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Constance Moore: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0601073/.

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has a photo of the marker for Moore who is interred at Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California. The marker shows her birth year as 1921: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11789019




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