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Art Acord 1924

Artemus Ward Acord

 

actor

 

born April 17,1892 at Richfield, UT

 

"American actor Art Acord has the distinction of being one of the very few real cowboys to play one in early westerns. Acord was a wild one who began riding the rodeo in Wild West shows at the turn-of-the-century. In 1909, he went on to become a stunt man in very early western single-reelers. Five years later he began working for Mutual under the name Buck Parvin. He fought in WW I and upon his return became one of Universal's star cowboys during the 1920s. He married twice during that time. When sound became popular, Acord's career took a major dive. He then relocated to Mexico where he worked in a rodeo. In 1931 Acord was found dead in his Chihuahua, Mexico hotel room. Apparently he'd taken cyanide, but though his death is officially listed as a suicide, there are those who think Acord may have been murdered." - from Sandra Brennan at allmovie.com

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Taken on March 15, 2011