Eddy Waller

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Edward C. "Eddy" Waller (June 14, 1889 – August 20, 1977) was an American film and television actor. He was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Waller worked in vaudeville and the theater before he entered Hollywood, appearing in over 250 sound films between 1929 and 1963, including 116 westerns and six serials. Within a few years he was being cast in character parts, becoming a mainstay in the westerns of Republic Pictures and would work with just about every cowboy actor. He is best remembered as Nugget Clark, the sidekick in many films starring Allan 'Rocky' Lane from 1947 through 1953. In 1956, Waller became Rusty Lee, the saddle partner to actor Douglas Kennedy in the short-lived TV series Steve Donovan, Western Marshal. After that, he appeared in several A-westerns and TV shows and was a semi-regular as Mose Shell, the stagecoach driver in the TV series Laramie. He also starred in the 1958 series Casey Jones starring Alan Hale, Jr. (of Gilligan's Island fame). Waller played "Red Rock" the train conductor of Casey's cannonball express. Waller died of a stroke in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 88.
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