I sure enjoyed this site! It goes back a long way, doesn't it? I wonder how many know that the following 'cowboys' were born in Canada.
(There's another one - Will James - better known as an author of boys' cowboy stories . There is quite a story behind this
name and I will send it to you later).
Chuck Connors - though not a Canadian he played for the Montreal Royals and later married Canadian model, Elizabeth Riddel.
(He once said something like this: "In my careers, I went from holding a baseball bat to holding a rifle."
Lorne Green, O.C. LL.D - Born Lyon Chaim Green on February 12, 1915 in Ottawa. He became a reporter for the CBC where
he was known as "The Voice of Doom" because of his WWII reports.
TONTO - Jay Silverheels - A Canadian Mohawk born Harold J. Smith excelling in athletics and lacrosse, boxing and wrestling.
In 1938 he placed second in the middleweight section of the Golden Gloves tournament.
Rod Cameron - was born Nathan Roderick Cox in Calgary.
Glenn Ford - Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford - Born in Quebec City. He was a great-nephew of
Sir John A. MacDonald - Canada's first Prime Minister. (I read somewhere that he took his name from the small town in Quebec
where he lived but I wonder if this is true). He volunteered for duty in WWII in the US Marines Corps Reserves.
Decorations: American Campaign Medal; Asiastic_Pacific Campaign Medal; WWII Victory Medal; Rifle Marksman Badge;
US marine Corps Reserve Medal. He retired as Captain from the Naval Reserve in the 1970's.
Thanks Diana J.P.
There are two errors that I wrote about Will James:
1) He was born in St-Nazaire-d'Acton, Quebec
2) "Alias Will James" is an NFB production - not Radio-Canada.