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Faron Young

Faron Young

Known in the country music field as the "singing sheriff" or the "hillbilly heartthrob" during the 1950s, Faron Young attempted to cash in on his country music celebrity to become a movie star. He made his film debut in a Republic Western playing a callow youth in Hidden Guns (1956). He followed this up with Daniel Boone (1956) and Raiders of Old California (1957). Young disappeared from films during the early '60s, but turned up again later in the decade to appear in a few musical exploitation films, including Nashville Rebel (1966). In addition to his successful musical career, Young also proved to be an astute businessman and he went on to found the Music City News. Late in his life, Young suffered from emphysema. Unable to stand its effects, the 64-year-old Young shot himself on December 9, 1996. He died the following day in Columbia Summit Medical Center. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide


Faron Young Trivia

When was Faron Young born?
Faron Young was born on February 25, 1932

What role did Faron Young portray in Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer?
Faron Young played Faron Callaway in Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer

Who did Faron Young portray in Hidden Guns?
Faron Young was Faron in Hidden Guns

What role did Faron Young play in Country Fever Jukebox, Vol. 2?
Faron Young played Vocals in Country Fever Jukebox, Vol. 2


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