I remember Gabby Hayes... he was in a LOT of stuff, mostly westerns.We have a famous criminal in our family history.
Blackjack Ketchum was a train robber and thief. (Ketchum Oklahoma on grand lake is named after the legal part of his family)
He was caught and sentenced to hang in Clayton NM.
There was a little issue though. They miscalculated his weight and the length of the rope which resulted in popping his head off when he dropped.
I knew we were related to the Ketchum name but on a trip back from New Mexico a few years back we stopped in Clayton for lunch and found a large board with pics of the hanging.
My sister has done an in-depth study of our families history, publishing two books.
The only other famous person is Gabby Hayes who was the cook on the TV series Rawhide. Never knew or saw him other than on TV.
Paul Brinegar played the the cook in Rawhide though... but imdb lists 195 titles in Gabby Hayes filmography. Mostly known as a character actor, he played a lot of roles as sidekick to Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, Randolph Scott and John Wayne. Pretty much anyone over 20 years old who has seen a movie probably knows who Gabby Hayes was... doesn't seem possible but he died 52 years ago... I was 12, there's really no reason I should remember him but he's pretty much a Hollywood legend.