Ken Curtis Net Worth 2021, Biography, Education and Career

Ken Curtis Net Worth 2021, Biography, Education and Career.

Ken Curtis Net Worth 2021 – Ken Curtis was an American singer and actor best known for his role as Festus Haggen on the CBS western television series Gunsmoke.

Although he appeared on Gunsmoke earlier in other roles, he was first cast as Festus in season 8 episode 13, 12/8/1962 “Us Haggens”.

Ken Curtis Net Worth

Biography and Early Life

He was born in Lamar in Prowers County in southeastern Colorado as Curtis Wain Gates  on July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991. Curtis lived his first ten years on a ranch on Muddy Creek in eastern Bent County.

In 1926, the family moved to Las Animas, the county seat of Bent County, so that his father, Dan Sullivan Gates, could run for sheriff. The campaign was successful, and Gates served from 1927 to 1931 as Bent County sheriff.

The family lived below the jail, since the jail was the whole second floor and his mother, Nellie Sneed Gates, cooked for the prisoners.

The jail is located for historical preservation purposes on the grounds of the Bent County Courthouse in Las Animas.

Curtis was the quarterback of his Bent County High School football team and played clarinet in the school band.

He graduated in 1935. During World War II, Curtis served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945.

He attended Colorado College to study medicine, but left after a short time to pursue his musical career.

The Career of Ken Curtis

He was best known for starring as Festus Haggen on the CBS television series Gunsmoke from 1959 to 1975.

Curtis starred as Jim Buckley on the TV series Ripcord from 1961 to 1963. From 1983 to 1984 he starred as Hoyt Coryell on the series The Yellow Rose.

He also starred in several films including Out of the Depths, Rio Grande, Don Daredevil Rides Again, The Quiet Man, Fighting Coast Guard, The Long Gray Line, Mr. Roberts, The Searchers, The Wings of Eagles, Spring Reunion, The Missouri Traveler,

The Last Hurrah, Escort West, The Young Land, The Horse Soldiers, The Killer Shrews, Freckles, The Alamo, Two Rode Together, How the West Was Won, Cheyenne Autumn, Lost, Once Upon a Texas Train, and more.

Ken Curtis Net Worth

His death

Ken Curtis passed away on April 28, 1991 at 74 years old from a heart attack.

Ken Curtis Net Worth

Ken Curtis was an American singer and actor who had a net worth of $5 million. Ken Curtis was born in Lamar, Colorado in July 1916 and passed away in April 1991.

He was best known for starring as Festus Haggen on the CBS television series Gunsmoke from 1959 to 1975.

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