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John Smith (actor)

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Birth nameRoberto Errol Van Orden
Birth dateMarch 06, 1931
Place of birthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of deathJanuary 25, 1995(age 63) (cirrhosis of the liver)
Death placeLos Angeles
OccupationActor: Laramie; Cimarron City
SpouseLuana Patten (1960-1964) (divorced)

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John Smith (March 3, 1931—January 25, 1995) was an American actor remembered in particular for two NBC western television series. He was born Robert Errol Van Orden, in Los Angeles and died there as well of cirrhosis of the liver.

In 1955, Smith guest starred in the role of Sontag in the syndicated series Stories of the Century, the first western to win an Emmy Award. He played blacksmith/deputy sheriff Lane Temple in Cimarron City in 1958 and 1959. The episodes rotated from star George Montgomery as town mayor Matt Rockford to Audrey Totter as Beth Purcell, and Smith as Lane Temple.He played a pilot in the movie Island of Lost Women in 1959, and starred as Slim Sherman in Laramie (1959 1963) with Robert Fuller, Hoagy Carmichael, and Spring Byington. After Laramie, he guest-starred in 1966 in the short-lived comedy/western series The Rounders.

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Barbara Bedell: Pillars of Community Awards Gala Saturday - Times Herald-Record Tweet this news
Times Herald-Record--This year's honorees are Ruth and -John Smith- of William A. Smith & Son Insurance, representing three generations in leadership and community service; ... - Date : Tue, 02 Nov 2010 06:18:21 GMT+00:00
It shouldn't be OK to defame rival political candidates - Tweet this news Smith- and Joe Jones are the two finalists for a top corporate position. To swing things his way, Smith sends a letter to the CEO falsely accusing Jones ... - Date : Tue, 02 Nov 2010 09:39:55 GMT+00:00
Bond set at $50K in scalding case - Madison County Herald Tweet this news
Madison County Herald--Investigator Sgt. -John Smith- said the 4-year-old girl was burned on both legs after running into a bucket of scalding hot water. The child was transported ... - Date : Tue, 02 Nov 2010 06:09:13 GMT+00:00
Mary Hunt: Getting the best turkey - for the best price - Pasadena Star-News Tweet this news
Pasadena Star-News---John Smith-, professional butcher and author of "Confessions of a Butcher: Eat Steak on a Hamburger Budget and Save $$$," advises, "Always go with the ... - Date : Tue, 02 Nov 2010 07:20:51 GMT+00:00
Rockaway NJ Union County probation officer John C. Smith nabbed in smuggling ring - Tweet this news C. -Smith-, 33, who worked as a probation officer in Union County was charged with conspiracy to violate narcotics laws, according to the Essex County ... - Date : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 08:16:33 GMT+00:00
20-year-old law has given disabled access to America - Las Vegas Review-Journal Tweet this news
Las Vegas Review-Journal---John- L. -Smith's- column appears Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. E-mail him at or call 702-383-0295. ... - Date : Sun, 01 Aug 2010 09:08:02 GMT+00:00
Arts centers duel for funding - Daily Commercial Tweet this news
Daily Commercial--"We go make 'em a partner with us," -John Smith-, president of the 441 Center group, said the day after the meeting. That's extremely unlikely to happen ... - Date : Sun, 01 Aug 2010 12:24:42 GMT+00:00
Local law firm expands services - Evening News and Tribune Tweet this news
Evening News and Tribune--Although attorneys Faith and Ingle were already working together, the addition of -John Smith-, formerly with Isaacs and Isaacs, and Brandon Smith, ... - Date : Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:31:25 GMT+00:00
David Duchovny to Make NY Stage Debut in 'The Break of Noon' - Tweet this news is reporting that Duchovny will portray the role of -John Smith-, a man who sees the face of God after witnessing the most horrific office ... - Date : Wed, 30 Jun 2010 20:34:13 GMT+00:00
Fireworks Blamed In Gretna Fire - KETV Omaha Tweet this news
KETV Omaha--The woman's husband, -John Smith-, was away on business when the fire started, but returned home on Wednesday. "My wife's pretty torn up," he said. ... - Date : Thu, 01 Jul 2010 04:27:05 GMT+00:00

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