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Bobby Crawford

He was born Robert Crawford Jr. and was the older brother of actor, Johnny Crawford. Like his brother, Bobby was also a very talented young actor. He acted under the name of both Bobby and Robert Jr. He began his career in television with guest roles in "Zorro"("The Well Of Death" as Pogo Bastinado) in 1958, and three appearances on "The Rifleman" in episodes "Eight Hours To Die" in 1958, "The Gaucho" in 1958, and "The Second Witness" in 1959, playing a school classmate or friend of Mark McCain. In September of 1959, Bobby became a regular cast member in the weekly television western series "Laramie". The show starred John Smith and Robert Fuller. Bobby played 14-year-old Andy Sherman, who with his older brother, Slim(Smith), tried to hold onto their ranch after their father is shot by a land-grabber. They helped to retain the ranch by using it as a stagecoach station near Laramie. Bobby's movie work included "The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm", and "Indian Paint"(with brother Johnny) and in a non-acting position as dialog coach in "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid". Johnny Crawford reflected on brother Bobby in the 12-14-82 issue of the T.V. Collector, "Bobby did an episode of 'Playhouse 90' called 'Child Of Our Time' for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award for best actor. After 'Laramie' he went on to school and college. He worked with director George Roy Hill on a film he was doing titled 'Hawaii'. Bobby has worked with him ever since on all George's films including 'The Sting', and 'Slaughterhouse 5'. He is behind the cameras now as a production assistant and a co-producer in the film 'The World According To Garp'".


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