Rory Calhoun was born Francis Timothy McCown in Los Angeles, CA. He made his film debut with a small role in the musical comedy Something for the Boys. His first featured role was in River of No Return which starred Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. He appeared in several westerns, musicals and comedy films before starring in the television western The Texan. The show ran for two seasons and after its cancellation Calhoun continued acting in television and film, including Thunder in Carolina, Rawhide, Hawaii Five-O, and Starsky and Hutch. His last role was as “Ernest Tucker” in the film Pure Country.