Dick Curtis

born: 11 May 1902
Newport, Kentucky,
United States of America
died: 03 January 1952
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(respiratory failure/brain tumor/lung cancer, age 49)

Tall American actor. He performed in over 240 stage plays, films, and TV programs usually as a villain including B-Westerns and "The 3 Stooges". While working on "King Kong" (1933) as a sailor in the crew, he broke his ankle and while in the hospital recovering for 2 weeks, he had an appendectomy. The newspapers reported that he had died!
In the late 1940's, he and several partners developed the movie location site called "Pioneertown", a permanent site for making western films and TV shows. Dick was the first president of the corporation (1947-49).
He is buried in Culver City, California's Holy Cross Cemetery.
Real name: Richard Dudley Dye
Height: 6'3"
Films listed on this page: all films with Charley Chase.



Time Out For Trouble
Louie Derringer

The Awful Goof
Joe Mark

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https://www.b-westerns.com/villainy.htm (Old Corral: Chuck Anderson's complete bio with sources)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Curtis (Wikipedia bio w sources)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS2B-67HF-C?view=index&action=view (1942 Feb 14 LA WWII: Ht. 6'2½": wt 225)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CSW2-SB2M (1952 Jan 3 LA Death Cert: COD resp. failure, brain tumor, lung cancer)
JIm Jarvis (bio notes and research)
Jesse Brisson (screenshots: Time Out For Trouble, The Awful Goof)

This page was last updated on: 14 May 2024