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Encyclopedia > Denver Pyle
Denver Pyle
Birth name Denver Dell Pyle
Born May 11, 1920(1920-05-11)
Bethune, Colorado, U.S.
Died December 25, 1997 (aged 77)

Denver Dell Pyle (May 11, 1920December 25, 1997) was an American film and television actor. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Bethune is a town located in Kit Carson County, Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...

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Biography

Early life

Pyle was born in Bethune, Colorado to farmers Maude W. and Ben H. Pyle;[1] he was the nephew of journalist Ernie Pyle and had one brother, Willis. After graduating from high school, Denver briefly attended college before choosing to pursue a career in show business. He worked as a drummer and band member until the start of the Second World War, when he entered the Merchant Marines. Bethune is a town located in Kit Carson County, Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... For other uses, see Farmer (disambiguation). ... Ernie Pyle on board the U.S.S. Cabot. ... Show business is a vernacular term for the business of entertainment. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


Career

After the close of World War II, Pyle began his film career and starred in several motion pictures throughout the 1950s and 1960s, making several appearances as "Briscoe Darling", the gruff patriarch of a clan of musical hillbillies, on The Andy Griffith Show. He also appeared in a number of Westerns by John Ford, including The Horse Soldiers and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. One of his early roles was a villain in an Adventures of Superman TV episode called "Beware the Wrecker". For other senses, see Patriarch (disambiguation). ... Hillbilly is a term, often considered pejorative but sometimes endearing, referring to people who dwell in remote, rural, mountainous areas. ... The Andy Griffith Show is an American television series that aired on CBS from October 3rd, 1960 to April 1st, 1968. ... For other persons named John Ford, see John Ford (disambiguation). ... IAIN HOWE HAS A HORSE gordy stew is a shag ... The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic Western movie made in 1962, starring James Stewart, John Wayne and Lee Marvin, and directed by John Ford. ... This article is about the television series. ...


His most known television role may have been that of Uncle Jesse Duke in the series The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985). In addition, Pyle played the role of Mad Jack in the television series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977–1978), the antagonist in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Buck Webb (Doris Day's father) during the first two seasons on The Doris Day Show (1968–1970), and Briscoe Darling on The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68.) Denver Pyle as Uncle Jesse Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard Jesse L. Duke, most commonly known as Uncle Jesse, was a fictional character in the American television series The Dukes of Hazzard which ran from 1979 to 1985. ... The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. ... Grizzly Adams is the main character from The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, a 1974 film. ... Bonnie and Clyde (1967) is a film about Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, bank robbers who roamed the central United States during the Great Depression. ... The Doris Day Show is an 128-episode American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September 1968 until September 1973. ... Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling Briscoe Darling Jr. ... The Andy Griffith Show is an American television series that aired on CBS from October 3rd, 1960 to April 1st, 1968. ...


In his later life, Pyle played mostly cameo television roles and retired from full time acting. His last cinematic movie role was alongside Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and James Garner in the 1994 film Maverick. His last known acting role was a reprisal of Jesse Duke in the 1997 made-for-TV movie The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!. Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American-born actor, director and producer. ... Alicia Christian Foster (born November 19, 1962), better known as Jodie Foster, is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. ... For other uses, see James Garner (disambiguation). ... Maverick is a 1994 comedy Western movie, based on the 1950s television series Maverick, and created by Roy Huggins. ...


Personal life

Pyle would claim in later life that he was a Navy veteran, who had been wounded in action at Guadalcanal. However the National Personnel Records Center stated in 1991 that there was no evidence that Denver Pyle had ever served on active duty in the United States Navy. Denver Pyle’s statements were not resolved prior to his death, however as a Merchant Mariner with veteran status, the exact extent of his military service remains unclear to this day.[citation needed] This article is about the island in the Pacific Ocean. ... The National Personnel Records Center is an agency of the National Archives and Records Administration and is divided into two large Federal Records Centers located in St. ... USN redirects here. ...


Pyle died of lung cancer on Christmas Day in 1997. Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. ... Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus, at the first Christmas Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ...


His son, David Pyle is the owner of American Career College and West Coast University in Southern California. This article is about the region of Southern California. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.dougmacaulay.com/kingspud/sel_by_actor_index_2.php?actor_first=Denver&actor_last=Pyle

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Denver Pyle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (329 words)
Denver Dell Pyle (May 11, 1920 - December 25, 1997) was born in Bethune, Colorado.
Denver Pyle would claim in later life that he was a Navy veteran, who had been wounded in action at Guadalcanal, however the National Personnel Records Center stated in 1991 that there was no evidence that Denver Pyle had ever served on active duty in the United States Navy.
Denver Pyle’s statements were not resolved prior to his death, however as a Merchant Mariner with veteran status, the exact extent of his military service remains unclear to this day.
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