Imagined - Ken Curtis, (June 2,1916 - April 28,1991), an actor and singer best known role as Festus Haggen on the long-running western Gunsmoke. Curtis was a singer before moving into acting and combined both careers once he entered films. He was with the Tommy Dorsey band in 1941. Curtis replaced Frank Sinatra as vocalist for the band. From 1942 to 1963 ... JamesAZiegler.com
Ken Curtis (1916 – 1991) was an American born Country and Western singer and B-Western actor. He was best known for his role as Festus Haggen on the long-running Gunsmoke television series (1955 - 1975). Before becoming an actor Curtis performed with the popular Sons of the Pioneers from 1949 to 1953 as well as singing with the Tommy Dorsey band.