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1937 letter and membership list from Riding Actors Association president Cliff Smith.


(Courtesy of May Bopp, Bob Burns' daughter)


In perusing the names of the members, there were some expected inclusions ... and some names were missing:

  • many stunt men are listed including Yakima Canutt, Cliff Lyons, Carl Mathews and Bob Woodward.
  • Iron Eyes Cody is listed as "Cody, Oscar (Iron Eyes)".
  • Arizona Wranglers singin' group members are on the list (such as Len Dossey and Charles "Iron Tail" Hunter).
  • one-time heroes Jay Wilsey (Buffalo Bill Jr.), Wally Wales and Jack Perrin are in the members listing, not the top section.
  • among the missing are "Handlebar" Hank Bell, Julian Rivero, Ernie Adams, Al Bridge, Kermit Maynard, Buddy Roosevelt, Bob Custer and Tom Tyler.


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