Autry Museum of the American West

Actor Tim Holt

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1891; serial number 139970
Owner: actor Tim Holt
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company
Donated by Mrs. Tim (Berdee) Holt

Tim Holt came from an illustrious family of Western actors. His father, Jack, was a cowboy star during the silent and sound eras, and his sister Jennifer appeared in approximately forty Westerns during the 1940s. Although Holt played strong characters in a variety of genres, he is best known for his Western films, including Stagecoach (1939) and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1946). Holt ultimately starred in dozens of Westerns, primarily for RKO Radio Pictures. Like countless Western stars, Holt carried a Single Action Army. The grips on Holt’s revolver are made from Franzite, a plastic material designed to look like deer antlers.

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  • Lobby card from Hot Lead (1951) starring Tim Holt

    courtesy of Copyright Warner Bros.
  • Publicity photograph of actor Tim Holt from 1950

    courtesy of Copyright Warner Bros.


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Gary Cannone

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Marilyn Kim, Vlasta Radan, Carmel France, Rebecca Menendez, David Benitez, Susan Eisenstein


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Greg Martin, R. L. Wilson

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