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Fuzzy Knight

Fuzzy Knight

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1901-05-09

148 Movies · 1 TV Series

Biography

Knight was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, the third child and son of James A. and Olive Knight. In Fairmont, he worked as a clerk at a hotel and played in a theater orchestra.He attended nearby West Virginia University where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, a cheerleader and law student. He wrote a pep song, "Fight Mountaineers," which is still frequently used by the Mountaineer Marching Band 90 years later. He also wrote the melody for a WVU song entitled "To Thee Our Alma Mater," with words by fellow graduate David A. Christopher. He formed his own band in college and played drums, eventually leaving school to perform in vaudeville and in big bands such as Irving Aaronson's and George Olsen's.Eventually his musical and comedy skills took him to New York, where he appeared in Earl Carroll's Vanities of 1927 and on Broadway in Here's Howe and Ned Wayburn's Gambols. He was billed under his nickname, Fuzzy (given him because of his peculiarly soft voice).:236While touring with bands, Knight came to Hollywood and appeared in several musical short films for MGM and Paramount between 1928 and 1932. Mae West gave him his first notable film role in She Done Him Wrong, and he went on to play in hundreds of films over the next 30 years. By the 1940s, he was primarily playing in Western movies and was voted one of the Top Ten Money-Making Stars in Westerns in 1940.:236Knight became famous to a new generation when he co-starred as Buster Crabbe's sidekick (using his own name as Private Fuzzy Knight) on the 1955 television series Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion.:236 In semi-retirement thereafter, Knight continued to make occasional appearances in films and TV shows through 1967. He died in his sleep at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, and was survived by his wife, actress Patricia Ryan (née Thelma de Long).:236 He was buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in Burbank, California.

Movies & TV Series

1951.

8 Movies
Wanted: Dead or Alive

Wanted: Dead or Alive

1951
Taggart and his men are breaking wanted outlaws out of jail and then killing them for the reward money. Marshal's Whip, Jim, and Texas have a plan to trap the gang. Whip poses as a wanted outlaw while...
Stagecoach Driver

Stagecoach Driver

1951
Jim Bannon and his partner own a stagecoach line. With the coming of the telegraph and the end of the Pony Express, two men plot to take over and get the new mail contract. When Jim's partner is murde...
Skipalong Rosenbloom

Skipalong Rosenbloom

1951
Originally slated for release by Eagle Lion, Skipalong Rosenbloom purchased by United Artists -- who gave it a cursory theatrical release before selling the film to television. As it turned out, TV wa...
Lawless Cowboys

Lawless Cowboys

1951
Monogram's Whip Wilson western series was in its final year of existence when Lawless Cowboys hit the screen. Set in the contemporary West, the film casts Wilson as a Texas Ranger on the trail of a cr...
Canyon Raiders

Canyon Raiders

1951
Whip Wilson only gets to crack his trademark weapon once in this economic Western filmed in toto at the Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, CA. A government agent, Wilson arrives in the near ghost town...
Nevada Badmen

Nevada Badmen

1951
The "badmen" of the title in this average western from Monogram are Waller (I. Stanford Jolley), a greedy express agent and Banker Jensen (Bill Kennedy, who conspire to separate Bob Bannon (Kenne Dunc...
Stage to Blue River

Stage to Blue River

1951
Whip Wilson has to stop bandits who are trying to take over a stage line.
Gold Raiders

Gold Raiders

1951
The Three Stooges travel West where they become heroes by nabbing a gang of would-be robbers.

1945.

10 Movies
Beyond the Pecos

Beyond the Pecos

1945
Shortly before Universal Pictures disbanded its "B" unit, the studio inaugurated an energetic western series starring Rod Cameron. In Beyond the Pecos, Cameron plays a rancher at odds with longtime ri...
Frontier Gal

Frontier Gal

1945
Johnny Hart (Rod Cameron) is on the run from the law after killing one of the men who shot his partner. He passes through a town and stops at a saloon owned by singer Lorena Dumont (Yvonne de Carlo). ...
Swing Out, Sister

Swing Out, Sister

1945
Universal cowboy star Rod Cameron plays Geoffrey, conductor of a high-toned symphony orchestra. Secretly harboring the desire to become a swingin' jazz trumpeter, Geoffrey takes a job at a "hot" Broad...
Senorita from the West

Senorita from the West

1945
Determined to become a radio singer, a young girl runs away from her family. She hooks up with a man who is actually the real voice of a famous radio crooner, who actually can't sing at all.
Trail to Vengeance

Trail to Vengeance

1945
A cowboy investigating his brother's murder finds himself going up against a banker who holds the deed to the cowboy's family ranch.
Code of the Lawless

Code of the Lawless

1945
In this western, the hero fights the bad guys by impersonating the son of a rancher. The outlaws have been making the good landowners pay fake taxes. Not only does the good guy succeed in catching the...
Bad Men of the Border

Bad Men of the Border

1945
Set on the Mexican border in 1850, Bad Men of the Border was the first of seven Universal Westerns starring handsome Kirby Grant, a former singer from Montana who had earlier acted under the name Robe...
Song of the Sarong

Song of the Sarong

1945
An adventurer is promised $1 million if he can recover a fortune in pearls, but they are guarded by a tribe of fierce natives.
Frisco Sal

Frisco Sal

1945
Sal comes to the Barbary Coast from New England to find out who murdered her brother. She gets a job signing in Dude's saloon, falls in love with Dude, then wonders if he might be involved in the murd...
Renegades of the Rio Grande

Renegades of the Rio Grande

1945
A cowboy who was trying to return the loot from a robbery finds hmself suspected of the crime.

1944.

12 Movies
Cowboy and the Senorita

Cowboy and the Senorita

1944
Chip has inherited a supposedly worthless gold mine from her father and Craig Allen is about to buy it. Roy suspects the mine may be valuable and using a clue left by Chip's father, investigates. He f...
Trigger Trail

Trigger Trail

1944
Trigger Trail is a Western drama featuring the tale of Clint Farrell (played by Rod Cameron) , an aspiring lawyer who must use both his wits and his brawn to save his town from being taken over by a v...
The Old Texas Trail

The Old Texas Trail

1944
In this western, set in Texas, the brave heroes Rod, Fuzzy, and their good-guy gang attempt to keep a band of ruthless outlaws who are trying to take over the reins of a stage coach line.
Marshal of Gunsmoke

Marshal of Gunsmoke

1944
U.S. marshal Ritter arrives in town to round up bandits who are attempting to fix the local elections.
Boss of Boomtown

Boss of Boomtown

1944
Soldiers Steve and Jim are friends but when their enlistment ends, Jim reenlists while Steve doesn't. Instead he takes an assignment to find the local gold rustlers. Robbing the stage and then the ban...
The Singing Sheriff

The Singing Sheriff

1944
In this comic western, a Broadway star leaves his musical revue to go West and help out his troubled friend. While there, the performer finds himself forced into becoming the town sheriff. Mayhem ensu...
Oklahoma Raiders

Oklahoma Raiders

1944
In this western, two cowboys go to buy fresh horses for the cavalry and end up taking on two badguys and a female vigilante.
Riders of the Santa Fe

Riders of the Santa Fe

1944
Tom Benner controls the town and the water supply. When his stooge Mayor rebels, he has him killed and replaced with Bullseye Johnson who immediately brings in Matt Canway as the town Marshal. Conway ...
Hi, Good Lookin'!

Hi, Good Lookin'!

1944
An usher at a radio station studio pretends to be an executive at the station in order to help a pretty girl become a singer.
The Great Alaskan Mystery

The Great Alaskan Mystery

1944
The obsessive scientist Dr. Miller is working on a matter-transmitter invention called the Paratron; a conspiratorial team of spies and no-goods pursue him to Alaska, trying to steal the device.
Trail to Gunsight

Trail to Gunsight

1944
In this western, an innocent saddletramp is blamed for killing a man. Fortunately he finds the real culprit before it is too late.
Allergic to Love

Allergic to Love

1944
Newlywed bliss surround O'Driscoll and Beery until they get on board the ship for their honeymoon in South America. Then she starts sneezing, and hay fever's uncontrollable grip does not seem to want ...

1942.

9 Movies
Deep in the Heart of Texas

Deep in the Heart of Texas

1942
Hoping to increase its box-office allure by adopting the title of a popular song, Deep in the Heart of Texas (clap!clap!clap!clap!) was the first Johnny Mack Brown western of the 1942-43 season. The p...
Apache Trail

Apache Trail

1942
The brother of a notorious outlaw is put in a charge of a stagecoach line way station in dangerous Apache territory. A stagecoach arrives at the station with a valuable box of cargo, and the outlaw br...
Lady in a Jam

Lady in a Jam

1942
A psychiatrist's patient, a nutty heiress, travels west to find gold in her grandfather's abandoned mine. The psychiatrist, unable to talk her out of it, decides to follow her out there.
Juke Girl

Juke Girl

1942
During the depths of the Great Depression a hitch-hiker Steve Talbot and jukebox-joint hostess Lola Mears stumble into Cat-Tail Florida where farmers and pickers struggle under the buyer who rules by ...
Boss of Hangtown Mesa

Boss of Hangtown Mesa

1942
It is now an accepted fact that the best of Johnny Mack Brown's Universal westerns were directed by the talented Joseph H. Lewis. Boss of Hangtown Mesa may not be in the same league as the Brown-Lewis...
The Silver Bullet

The Silver Bullet

1942
A cowboy heads for the town where his father was murdered to find out who was responsible.
The Old Chisholm Trail

The Old Chisholm Trail

1942
Dusty Gardner, and other Texas ranchers, are driving a herd of cattle to Abilene, Kansas along the Chisholm Trail. Desperate need of water takes them to the Turner ranch, where Belle Turner demands ex...
Little Joe, the Wrangler

Little Joe, the Wrangler

1942
Mining executive Neal Wallace arrives to investigate the losses at a gold mine and is immediately framed for murder. The murderers then incite a lynch mob but the Sheriff lets him go. Wallace eventual...
Stagecoach Buckaroo

Stagecoach Buckaroo

1942
Saved from a lynching party when Molly Denton (Nell O'Day) and Nina Kincaid (Anne Nagel) bring proof of mistaken identity, roving cowpuncher Steve Hardin (Johnny Mack Brown) is offered a job as a stag...

1941.

12 Movies
Badlands Of Dakota

Badlands Of Dakota

1941
Up-and-coming Universal leading man Robert Stack made his western-movie debut in Badlands of Dakota. Set in the Dakotas during the days of the Great Gold Boom, the story finds brothers Jim and Bob Hol...
The Shepherd of the Hills

The Shepherd of the Hills

1941
Matt Masters hates his father, who apparently abandoned Matt's mother and left her to die, even though he has never seen him before. He has an obsession that contributes to the hatred in the mountains...
Fighting Bill Fargo

Fighting Bill Fargo

1941
Johnny Mack Brown essays the title role in Universal's Fighting Bill Forgo. Returning to his home town, Bill Fargo takes over the operation of his late father's newspaper. He quickly gets swept up in ...
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie

Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie

1941
A young mining engineer sets out to catch the killers of both his brother and a beautiful young girl's father.
Man from Montana

Man from Montana

1941
A sheriff tries to prevent a range war between cattlemen and homesteaders.
Law of the Range

Law of the Range

1941
The Wolverine Kid kills a man and it looks like Steve Howard did it. But Steve's father recognizes the bullet as coming from the gun owned by the Kid.
Rawhide Rangers

Rawhide Rangers

1941
A group of frontier businessmen set up a protective organization for the purpose of extorting money from the local ranchers.
New York Town

New York Town

1941
Victor Ballard, a happy-go-lucky albeit impoverished sidewalk photographer, shares a New York City studio apartment with Polish immigrant painter Stefan Janowski. The big city doles out joy and misery...
Horror Island

Horror Island

1941
A down-on-his luck businessman organizes an excursion to Sir Henry Morgan's Island for a treasure hunt only to encounter a mysterious phantom and murder.
The Masked Rider

The Masked Rider

1941
The beautiful owner of a silver mine in Mexico asks an employee for help when bandits keep robbing her shipments.
The Cowboy and the Blonde

The Cowboy and the Blonde

1941
A western rodeo rider is cast in a starring role in a new Hollywood film, but his temperamental and spoiled leading lady proves difficult to tame.
Arizona Cyclone

Arizona Cyclone

1941
Crenshaw and Randolph are competing freight haulers and Randolph's lead man Tom Baxter has given him an advantage....

1940.

11 Movies
Brigham Young

Brigham Young

1940
Based on the story of the famous Mormon leader, it follows Brigham Young and his challenge to transport his people across the Rocky mountains to settle in Salt Lake City. The plot focuses on two ficti...
Johnny Apollo

Johnny Apollo

1940
Wall Street broker Robert Cain, Sr., is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son Bob then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release. As assistant to mobster Mickey Dwyer, then fall...
Son of Roaring Dan

Son of Roaring Dan

1940
In this exciting western, Roaring Dan is the meanest old cuss around. He and his "son" are constantly bickering. But things are not as they seem as the young man is only pretending to be Dan's son so ...
Law and Order

Law and Order

1940
Bill Ralston arrives in town planning to settle down but quickly gets caught up in the fight between the townspeople and Poe Daggett and his gang. He takes the job of town Marshal and soon brings law ...
Riders of Pasco Basin

Riders of Pasco Basin

1940
Kirby and Evans are pulling off an irrigation project swindle and newspaper editor Scott realizes it and sends for Lee. Lee agrees with Scott and forms a vigilante group to fight the Sheriff and his d...
Pony Post

Pony Post

1940
Atkins is the boss of one of the Pony Express relay stations. He has been causing trouble and is replaced with Cal Sheridan. Atkins now gets the Richard brothers to raid one of the relay stations and ...
My Little Chickadee

My Little Chickadee

1940
Set in the American Old West of the 1880s, Miss Flower Belle Lee (Mae West) is on her way to visit relatives out west. While she is traveling on a stagecoach a masked bandit on horseback holds up the ...
Ragtime Cowboy Joe

Ragtime Cowboy Joe

1940
Universal's Ragtime Cowboy Joe is a modern western with a dash of music, not unlike the standard fare at Republic Pictures. The title character is a confused cowhand played by Fuzzy Knight, while the ...
West of Carson City

West of Carson City

1940
West of Carson City remains one of the best of Johnny Mack Brown's Universal westerns. The story takes place in a gold-rush community where the locals are taken to the cleaners by duplicitious Eastern...
Bad Man from Red Butte

Bad Man from Red Butte

1940
A cowboy arrives in a town, and is immediately mistaken for his twin brother who is wanted for murder.
Boss of Bullion City

Boss of Bullion City

1940
A lawman sets out to disrupt the operations of a crooked town boss.

1934.

8 Movies
Come On, Marines!

Come On, Marines!

1934
"Lucky" Davis, a ladies-man and a devil-may-care U. S. Marine Sergeant, is leading a Marine-squadron on an expedition through a Phillipine jungle where an outlaw bandit is leading a guerilla-war rebel...
Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

1934
A singer marries a famous composer, and after a while she gets the itch to go back on the stage. However, her husband won't let her. When she hears that a popular French singer named "Raquel" is comin...
The Last Round-up

The Last Round-up

1934
Randolph Scott plays Jim Cleve, one of several volunteers keeping the US-Mexican border safe on behalf of American settlers. Ostensibly the hero, Cleve is actually out-heroed by the film's nominal vil...
Music in the Air

Music in the Air

1934
A songwriter's young daughter (June Lang) begins to dream of stardom when she's offered the lead role in a new operetta.
Night Alarm

Night Alarm

1934
A reporter itching to get off the boring gardening "beat" gets a chance to investigate a series of arson fires that have been plaguing the city. He believes the fires are tied into a web of political ...
Operator 13

Operator 13

1934
American Civil War, 1862. After the disaster of the Second Battle of Bull Run, Major Allen, chief of the Secret Service of the Union, asks actress Gail Loveless to become one of his operators and infi...
I Hate Women

I Hate Women

1934
A misogynistic reporter finds himself taking up the cause of a young women he believes is falsely accused of killing her husband.
She Had to Choose

She Had to Choose

1934
A young actress hits Hollywood determined to be a movie star and runs into a lot of roadblocks along the way.
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