Fuzzy Knight

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Movie Actor
Date of Birth May 9, 1901
Place of Birth West Virginia
Date of Death Feb 23, 1976 (74)
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Fuzzy Knight

John Forrest "Fuzzy" Knight was an American film and television actor. He was also a singer, especially in his early career. He appeared in more than 180 films between 1928 and 1967, usually as a cowboy hero's comic sidekick.

Born: John Forrest Knight, May 9, 1901, Fairmont, West Virginia
Died: February 23, 1976, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
Alma mater: West Virginia University
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1929–1967
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About Fuzzy Knight

Remembered for his comedic cowboy sidekick roles in numerous Western films of the 1930s, '40s, and early '50s, he is also recognized for his work in the 1950s NBC series Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion.

Before Fame

He began his entertainment career as a big band and vaudeville performer and went on to act in Broadway productions of Ned Wayburn's Gambols and Here's Howe.


While studying law at West Virginia University, he wrote the college's popular anthem "Fight Mountaineers."

Family Life

The son of James and Olive Knight, John Forrest "Fuzzy" Knight spent his youth in Fairmont, West Virginia, and later settled in Southern California, where he married actress Patricia Ryan.


He and Jackie Coogan were both in the cast of the 1935 film Home on the Range.

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