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Kelo Henderson

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Birth namePaul Henderson, Jr.
Birth dateAugust 8, 1923(age 93)
Place of birthPueblo, Colorado, USA
OccupationActor: Golden Boot winner

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Kelo Henderson (born August 8, 1923) is an American former actor who co-starred as Deputy Clint Travis in the 1957-1959 syndicated western television series 26 Men. The program starred Tristram Coffin (1909-1990) as Captain Thomas H. Rynning, the real-life commander of the Arizona Rangers, the case files of which were the basis for the series. In 2003, Henderson, along with Chris Alcaide, the Sons of the Pioneers, Kris Kristofferson, and Tommy Lee Jones, received the Golden Boot Award for his work in westerns.Born as Paul Henderson, Jr., in Pueblo, Colorado, Henderson was reared on a ranch and became an expert marksman and trick gun artist. He taught many of the western actors how to use their guns on screen. Henderson appeared in twenty-five of the seventy-eight 26 Men episodes, including "Trade Me Deadly", "Legacy of Death", "The Bells of St. Thomas", "Wayward Gun", and "The Last Rebellion".Henderson's first screen appearance was as Doc Pardes in the 1957 episode "The Brand" of the ABC western Cheyenne, starring Clint Walker. He also appeared in 1958 as Pete Hollis in the episode "Escape to the North" of the series Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. He made an uncredited appearance that same year as a cowboy in the film Saddle in the Wind. After 26 Men, Henderson's acting was limited to the role of Frank Wilson in the 1965 German film, Der Schatz der Azteken, based on intrigue in Mexico during the 1860s at the time of Emperor Maximilian.

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