Dub Taylor

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Walter Clarence Taylor, Jr. (February 26, 1907 – October 3, 1994), better known as Dub Taylor, was an American actor who worked extensively in Westerns, but also in comedy from the 1940s into the 1990s. Taylor was born in Richmond, Virginia. Walter was shortened to "W" by his friends, and then "Dub." His family moved to Augusta, Georgia, when he was five years old and lived in that city until he was 13. During that time he befriended Ty Cobb's son and namesake, Ty Cobb, Jr. He had four siblings: Minnie Margret Taylor, Maud Clare Taylor, George Taylor and Edna Fay Taylor. A vaudeville performer, Taylor made his film debut in 1938, playing cheerful ex-football captain Ed Carmichael in Frank Capra's You Can't Take It with You. The following year, Taylor appeared in The Taming of the West, in which he originated the character of "Cannonball," a role he continued to play for the next ten years, in over fifty films. "Cannonball" was a comic sidekick to "Wild Bill" Saunders (played by Bill Elliott), a pairing that continued through thirteen features, during which Elliott’s character became Wild Bill Hickok.
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