Dick Foran Biography

Birthday: 1910-06-18
Place of Birth: Flemington, New Jersey
Height: 6' 2¼" (1.89 m)
Wiki Biography: Dick Foran was the matinee idol of the B movies. He started as a band singer and then sang on the radio. He was hired by Warner Brothers as a supporting actor who could croon a tune when called upon. His good looks and good natured personality made him a natural choice for the supporting cast. His first starring role was in the western Treachery Rides the Range (1936) which was Warner Brothers answer to Gene Autry. In the westerns that followed, he would sing the tune while riding the horse or romancing the gal. Whether it was Song of the Saddle (1936) or California Mail (1936), his character name may be different, but 'The Singing Cowboy' tag was always the same. While at Warner's he also played straight dramatic roles, supporting the star. In 1940, Dick headed for Universal where he was, again, in the supporting case. He worked in serials, Rangers of Fortune (1940); horror, The Mummy's Hand (1940); to comedy, Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942). His signature theme "I'll Remember April" was introduced in Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942). After that, roles were sporadic. He made a half dozen films in the late fifties and did some Television. His last film role was in Donovan's Reef (1963) with his longtime friend John Wayne.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre 1948 Drama
The Chevrolet Tele Theatre 1948 Drama
O.K. Crackerby Slim 1965 Comedy
Dangerous 2007 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Stand Up and Cheer! 1934 Comedy, Musical
Dangerous 1935
The Petrified Forest Boze Hertzlinger 1936 Comedy, 0
The Golden Arrow 1936 Comedy
Black Legion 1937 0
Four Daughters 1938 0, Biography
Fighting 69th 1940 Action, Adventure
My Little Chickadee 1940 Comedy
Winners of the West 1940
The Mummy's Hand Steve Banning 1940
Keep 'Em Flying Jinx Roberts 1941
In The Navy 1941 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Riders of Death Valley 1941 Action
Ride 'Em Cowboy Jimmy Roberts 1942
Private Buckaroo 1942 Comedy, Music, Romance
Fort Apache Sgt. Quincannon 1948
The Atomic Submarine 1959 Sci Fi, Thriller