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Birth information

11 May 1920 Bethune, Colorado, USA

Death information

25 December 1997 Burbank, California, USA

Given Name

Denver Dell Pyle

How tall is Denver Pyle?

1.85 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Tippie Xan Johnston
Marilee Lenore Carpenter

Life Story of Denver Pyle

A rather wanderlust fellow before he latched onto acting, Denver Pyle--who made a career of playing drawling, somewhat slow Southern types--was actually born in Colorado in 1920, to a farming family. He attended a university for a time but dropped out to become a drummer. When that didn't pan out he drifted from job to job, doing everything from working the oil fields in Oklahoma to the shrimp boats in Texas. In 1940 he moseyed off to Los Angeles and briefly found employment as a (somewhat unlikely) NBC page. That particular career was interrupted by World War II, and Pyle enlisted in the navy. Wounded in the battle of Guadalcanal, he received a medical discharge in 1943. Working for an aircraft plant in Los Angeles as a riveter, the rangy actor was introduced to the entertainment field after receiving a role in an amateur theater production and getting spotted by a talent scout. Training with such renowned teachers as Maria Ouspenskaya and Michael Chekhov, he made his film debut in The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947). Pyle went on to roles in hundreds of film and TV parts, bringing a touch of Western authenticity to many of his roles. A minor villain or sidekick in the early 1950s,...

What movies did Denver Pyle play or participate?

Directors Filmography
The Dukes of Hazzard (1983) , The Doris Day Show (1970) , Death Valley Days (1968) ,
Actors Filmography
Podunk Possum (1997) Podunk Possum, The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997) Uncle Jesse Duke, Cybill (1996) Denver Pyle, What a Cartoon! (1996) Podunk Possum, Father and Scout (1994) George Rosebrock, Maverick (1994) Old Gambler on Riverboat, L.A. Law (1994) Harold Nordoff, Wind in the Wire (1993) , Dallas (1990) Blackie Callahan, Murder, She Wrote (1988) Eben Connors, Delta Fever (1987) Walt, Return to Mayberry (1986)...

Birth information

11 May 1920 Bethune, Colorado, USA

Death information

25 December 1997 Burbank, California, USA

Given Name

Denver Dell Pyle

How tall is Denver Pyle?

1.85 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Tippie Xan Johnston
Marilee Lenore Carpenter

Life Story of Denver Pyle

A rather wanderlust fellow before he latched onto acting, Denver Pyle--who made a career of playing drawling, somewhat slow Southern types--was actually born in Colorado in 1920, to a farming family. He attended a university for a time but dropped out to become a drummer. When that didn't pan out he drifted from job to job, doing everything from working the oil fields in Oklahoma to the shrimp boats in Texas. In 1940 he moseyed off to Los Angeles and briefly found employment as a (somewhat unlikely) NBC page. That particular career was interrupted by World War II, and Pyle enlisted in the navy. Wounded in the battle of Guadalcanal, he received a medical discharge in 1943. Working for an aircraft plant in Los Angeles as a riveter, the rangy actor was introduced to the entertainment field after receiving a role in an amateur theater production and getting spotted by a talent scout. Training with such renowned teachers as Maria Ouspenskaya and Michael Chekhov, he made his film debut in The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947). Pyle went on to roles in hundreds of film and TV parts, bringing a touch of Western authenticity to many of his roles. A minor villain or sidekick in the early 1950s,...

What movies did Denver Pyle play or participate?

Directors Filmography
The Dukes of Hazzard (1983) , The Doris Day Show (1970) , Death Valley Days (1968) ,
Actors Filmography
Podunk Possum (1997) Podunk Possum, The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997) Uncle Jesse Duke, Cybill (1996) Denver Pyle, What a Cartoon! (1996) Podunk Possum, Father and Scout (1994) George Rosebrock, Maverick (1994) Old Gambler on Riverboat, L.A. Law (1994) Harold Nordoff, Wind in the Wire (1993) , Dallas (1990) Blackie Callahan, Murder, She Wrote (1988) Eben Connors, Delta Fever (1987) Walt, Return to Mayberry (1986)...

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Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, and Denver Pyle in Die Flucht zum Hexenberg (1975)

Brother of animator Willis Pyle and cousin of Ernie Pyle.

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Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, and Denver Pyle in Die Flucht zum Hexenberg (1975)

Was originally cast to play Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke (1955) when James Arness turned down the first request to audition for the role.

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Irene Hervey and Denver Pyle in Unglaubliche Geschichten (1959)

Received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California just two weeks before his death. Despite his weakened condition, caused by the cancer that would eventually kill him, he managed to attend the ceremony.

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Denver Pyle in Unglaubliche Geschichten (1959)

His middle name was "Dell", the name of his parents' favorite city.

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Denver Pyle in Unglaubliche Geschichten (1959)

While working with John Wayne on The Alamo (1960), Wayne became impressed with Pyle's photography and made special arrangements with his public relations office to designate Pyle as the official set photographer for the picture.

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Denver Pyle in Unglaubliche Geschichten (1959)

Best known for his role as Uncle Jesse Duke on the television series The Dukes of Hazzard (1979).

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Shelley Fabares and Denver Pyle in Unglaubliche Geschichten (1959)

During World War II, he enlisted in the United States Navy, was wounded in the battle for Guadalcanal and received a medical discharge in 1943.

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