Raised on a cattle ranch in Montana. Educated at Stanford
and the University of Nevada as an engineer. Washed out as an Army pilot.
Toured the country in rodeos as a saddle bronc rider. Broke his neck in a
horsefall in his 20s, but didn't know it until his 40s. Chosen along with Tex
Ritter from a rodeo at Madison Square Garden in New York to appear in the
Broadway play "Green Grow the Lilacs", the play from which the
musical "Oklahoma" was later derived. Drove a cab in New York, then
worked on dude ranches as a wrangler and as a guide on the Bright Angel trail
of the Grand Canyon. Recommended by Billie Burke to several movie producers.
Became friends with John Wayne, Howard Hawks, and later John Ford, all of whom
provided him with much work. Survived by adopted daughter Dawn Henry.
Signed in Red felt pen.
Also Pictured and Signed by Monte Montana