Eddie Dean, a longtime cowboy singer who appeared in numerous B Westerns during the 1930s and ’40s, died Thursday of natural causes in Thousand Oaks. He was 91.
Dean, whose real name was Edgar Dean Gloslup, came to Hollywood in 1936, after performing on radio shows in the Midwest.
A native of Posey, Texas, Dean appeared in many Western movies alongside Roscoe Ates, including “Shadow Valley,” “Prairie Outlaws” and “Tumbleweed Trail.” He also appeared in films with Hopalong Cassidy and Gene Autry.
He starred in ABC’s “The Marshal of Gunsight Pass,” which ran for six months in 1950 before being canceled. Later, he appeared in several early episodes of “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
Dean is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lorene; a daughter; a son; a sister; and numerous grandchildren.