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Eleanor Stewart

1913 - 2007

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above are Bob Steele and Eleanor Stewart enjoying a tender moment in a lobby card from THE GUN RANGER (A. W. Hackel/Republic, 1937).

Pretty and talented Eleanor Stewart hailed from Chicago and attended Northwestern University. After winning a talent contest in the mid 1930s, she went to Hollywood and MGM. Stewart wound up free-lancing at various studios and production companies, and you can spot her as the heroine in about a dozen mid to late 1930s westerns with Bob Steele, Tex Ritter, Jack Randall, Bob Custer, Ken Maynard, Tom Keene, Jack Luden, Bob Allen, and Republic's Three Mesquiteers. In the 1940s, she did three of the Hopalong Cassidy films with William Boyd.

To some, her best role was portraying "Janet Warfield" in the serial THE FIGHTING DEVIL DOGS (Republic, 1938).

Eleanor retired in the mid 1940s to raise her daughter Karen. Her movie career lasted about ten years and consisted of about three dozen films.

Excerpts from an obituary notice: "Eleanor Stewart Greiner, 94, died of Alzheimer's disease Wednesday, July 4, 2007", she was "born Feb. 2, 1913, in Chicago" and had "lived in Rancho Bernardo (California) for 32 years".

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Eleanor Stewart: website has the 2007 obituary notice for Eleanor Stewart Greiner:

(From Old Corral image collection)

Above is a blue duotone 1950 re-release title card for Bob Steele's THE GUN RANGER (A. W. Hackel/Republic, 1937). Pretty Eleanor Stewart is the heroine, and on the right is Ernie Adams. Steele's father, Robert North Bradbury, was the director.

(From Old Corral image collection)

From L-to-R in this lobby card are Eleanor Stewart, kindly ol' Lafe McKee and Bob Allen putting the grips on Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro.  Herman Hack is the player between Allen and Taliaferro/Wales. THE RANGERS STEP IN (Columbia, 1937) was Allen's finale as a series western hero.

(Courtesy of Wes Baker)

Above is a far shot and a crop/closeup. Driving the stage is Silver Tip Baker. On the ground from L-to-R are: Eleanor Stewart, Tom Keene, Lorraine Randall, Charles K. French, and stage guard Victor Adamson/Denver Dixon. Scene from the Keene starrer WHERE TRAILS DIVIDE (Monogram, 1937).

(Courtesy of Richard S. Kumler)

Above from left to right are Jack Luden, Tuffy the dog, Eleanor Stewart and in the back is Buzz Barton in a still from ROLLING CARAVANS (Columbia, 1938). Luden did four 1938 westerns for producer Larry Darmour at Columbia, and Stewart was the female lead in two.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

From left to right are Andy Clyde, Chief Thunder Cloud (Victor Daniels), William Boyd, Henry Hall, Eleanor Stewart and Russell Hayden in a still from the Hopalong Cassidy oater PIRATES ON HORSEBACK (Harry Sherman Prod./Paramount, 1941).

(Courtesy of Bruce Hickey)

Another still from PIRATES ON HORSEBACK (Harry Sherman Prod/Paramount, 1941). From left to right are Russell Hayden, Eleanor Stewart, William Boyd, Andy Clyde, and Henry Hall.

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