Actor | Soundtrack | Producer
Grew up in Las Animas, CO, where his father, Dan Gates, was sheriff. As was the custom at the time, they lived above the jail and his mother, Nellie (Sneed) Gates, cooked for the prisoners. He once said he patterned "Festus" after a local character ...
I'm really proud of Gunsmoke (1955). We put on a good show every week, one that families could all watch together without offending anyone.
Curtis Wain Gates
Lamar, Colorado, USA
Fresno, California, USA
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