Join us at the Crescent Moon movie theater in Kanab, Utah for a screening of recorded interviews with Hollywood Western Legends.
Cheryl Rogers-Barnett, the author of “Cowboy Princess Rides Again” and daughter of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, will screen for our Western Legends Round-Up attendees a series of interviews recorded during the 20th anniversary of the Lone Pine Film Festival in 2010. These discussions are with Hollywood Westerns stars who have attended Western Legends Round-Up in the past.
Check out the biographies below of the interviewees, Dick Jones, Denny Miller, Ben Cooper, and Hugh O’Brian. Click “Buy Tickets” to purchase your admission ticket.
Dick Jones began his career as a child. He regularly appeared in “The Little Rascals,” was the voice of Walt Disney’s “Pinocchio,” later costarred with Jock Mahoney in “The Range Rider” series (you can now watch episodes of this series on YouTube) and starred in the TV series, “Young Buffalo Bill.” I had known Dick since I was a teenager and babysat his kids. Dick and his wife, Betty, were frequent guests here at our Kanab festival.Cheryl Rogers-Barnett
Denny Miller began making public appearances as a UCLA basketball player for coach John Wooden. He was “discovered” working as a furniture mover and acted with some of Hollywood’s and Europe’s biggest stars, including Peter Sellers in “The Party.” Denny (as Scott Miller) was a regular on “Wagon Train.” He also was a favorite on “Gilligan’s Island” where he played in two episodes, as the lost surfer and a jungleman. He was also one of the few blonds to play “Tarzan” on the big screen. Denny appeared with me on the pilot for my “Cheryl’s Celebrity Kitchen” and I had a great time with this interview. Denny and his wife, Nancy, were frequent guests of our festival.Cheryl Rogers-Barnett
Hugh O’Brian was one of those “bigger than life” guys! He played lots of parts in the movies and on TV but is best remembered as TV’s “Wyatt Earp.” Hugh was also the youngest drill sergeant the Marine Corps has ever had (one of the things he was most proud of). And, Hugh established the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program in Los Angeles. This program has helped develop some wonderful young men and women. I had occasion to meet Hugh several times over the years at various charity events. He was always generous with his time for events that had to do with children and teens. Hugh was a popular guest here in Kanab during our festival.Cheryl Rogers-Barnett
Ben Cooper began his career on the Broadway stage. He eventually came to Hollywood to make movies. He worked on all of the great TV series in the 50s and 60s; “Perry Mason,” “Bonanza,” “Laramie,” and “Gunsmoke,” are only a few of the series he appeared in. I was excited to meet and interview Ben because I remember seeing him in “Johnny Guitar” when I was a teenager. I thought he was wonderful and was really upset when he got killed in that film. Ben and his wife, Pamela, were frequent guests here in Kanab.Cheryl Rogers-Barnett