Jun 08

Bob Steele

You know, I just love seeing Dad in his early, early films, where he is not always being Roy Rogers. In Carson City Kid, he plays an outlaw, who turns out to be a good/bad guy avenging his older brother. Then he’s a robber again who, by the end of the movie, is once again a good guy! Contused? It’s that kind of story.

I was really confused to see that Bob Steele was a “heavy” in this film. I always think of him as one of the “good guys” who always wore black outfits. I think that he had one of the longest careers in film. His father was a vaudeville actor (Robert Bradbury) who became a well-known movie director. Bob and his twin brother, Bill started out as a teen actors when hired by their

father to star in an adventure series. Bob had a long and varied 53-year career. I remember him as always being believable in whatever role he played. My kids grew up enjoying his wonderful comic performances as Trooper Duffy in “F Troop.”

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