John M. Pickford

John M. Pickford, 80, actor who appeared in Westerns for film and television, died Aug. 4 in Lascassas, Tenn., when he was trampled by a 1,300-pound bull as he crossed a field.

Pickford, a Tennessee native, began his acting career in the early ’40s in New York, where he performed in small stage plays and did some modeling.

After serving in World War II, he went to Hollywood, appearing in “Wake of the Red Witch,””True Grit” and “Chisholm,” with John Wayne.

Other films include “Little Big Horn,””Friendly Persuasion,””Seminole Uprising,””The Lone Ranger,””Legend of the Lone Ranger,””Oklahoman,””Cimarron, “”Charro,””Arrowhead” and “Charge at Feather River.”

Television credits include “Gunsmoke,””Broken Arrow,””Daniel Boone,””Bonanza, “”Cisco Kid,””Hopalong Cassidy,””Yancy Derringer,””Rawhide,””Boots,””Saddle” and “The Lone Ranger.”

Survived by his wife, Ann; son. John; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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