Bruce Cabot

b. April 20, 1904,
Carlsbad, New Mexico

d. May 3, 1972
Woodland Hills, California

Movies together:

Angel and the Badman, Comancheros, Hatari, McLintock!, In Harm’s Way, Th eWar Wagon, The Green Berets, Hellfighters, The Undefeated, Chisum, Big Jake

Comment:

bullet Worked with John Wayne 11 times
bullet Career Films 91
bullet Reminder: His most famous role was as
the heroic Jack Driscoll in King Kong (1933),
rescuing Fay Wray from the hairy paws of the
50-foot ape. In the Hellfighters (1968) he played
one of Wayne’s fire crew, Joe Horn.
In 1971 he played Sam Sharpnose , the
indian tracker, in “Big Jake”.
bullet Year of his first film 1931 his last film 1971

  • Carol Terven Crowell

    Was Bruce Cabot the hero in the serials on Saturday matinees, Flash Gordon? Or am I confusing two characters? I believe that Wayne had a company much in the same way a serious theatre has an “equity company.” It is Wayne’s Company that keeps appearing in his films. This deserves some discussion, because, as an artist and businessman, Wayne was a pioneer. Wayne wanted the feel of family on the set and the best financial conditions for actors. He was vocal on thee issues within the Screen Actors’ Guild where he was a strong influence.