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Former big-band vocalist (he joined the Tommy Dorsey Band after Frank Sinatra left) and singing cowboy in low-budget westerns of the 1940s, Curtis is best known as the scuffy bewhiskered deputy sheriff Festus Haggen in the hit western TV series "Gunsmoke" (1964-75). He also appeared in several films by his then father-in-law John Ford including "Mister Roberts" (1955), "The Searchers" and "Wings of Eagles" (both 1956), "The Last Hurrah" (1958) and "The Horse Soldiers" (1959).

Former big-band vocalist (he joined the Tommy Dorsey Band after Frank Sinatra left) and singing cowboy in low-budget westerns of the 1940s, Curtis is best known as the scuffy bewhiskered deputy sheriff Festus Haggen in the hit western TV series "Gunsmoke" (1964-75). He also appeared in several films by his then father-in-law John Ford including "Mister Roberts" (1955), "The Searchers" and "Wings of Eagles" (both 1956), "The Last Hurrah" (1958) and "The Horse Soldiers" (1959).

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1.
 Shock Corridor (1963)
2.
 The 3rd Voice (1960) Mrs. Edna Kendall
3.
 The Hangman (1959)
4.
 The Glass Slipper (1955) Mistress
6.
 Two Weeks with Love (1950) Guest
7.
 Father of the Bride (1950) Guest
8.
 Mystery Street (1950) Mrs. Harkley
9.
 The Doctor and the Girl (1949) Nurse
10.
 Any Number Can Play (1949) Casino patron
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