'FESTUS' TAKES A WIFE - Ken Curtis (who portrays 'Festus' Hagen in the CBS-TV western series, "Gunsmoke") poses with real-life wife, Torrie Curtis between rodeo performances.

'FESTUS' TAKES A WIFE - Ken Curtis (who portrays 'Festus' Hagen in the CBS-TV western series, "Gunsmoke") poses with real-life wife, Torrie Curtis between rodeo performances.

Ken Curtis (July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) was an American singer and actor. During World War II, Curtis served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945.

Ken Curtis (July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) was an American singer and actor. During World War II, Curtis served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945.

Ken Curtis (1916 - 1991) Ken had a wonderful voice, a true voice. He was just like a pitch pipe." (Bob Nolan)

Ken Curtis (1916 - 1991) Ken had a wonderful voice, a true voice. He was just like a pitch pipe." (Bob Nolan)

KEN CURTIS - I have seen this character actor play a regular guy in a suit...but usually a Cowboy.  He was Festus on "Gunsmoke"

KEN CURTIS - I have seen this character actor play a regular guy in a suit...but usually a Cowboy. He was Festus on "Gunsmoke"

Ken Curtis (né Curtis Gates: July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) Born in Lamar, CO. Abandoned a singing career to enlist in the US Army during WW II serving from 1942-45 in the Pacific Theater. Singer and actor best known for his role as Festus in the television series Gunsmoke.

Ken Curtis (né Curtis Gates: July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) Born in Lamar, CO. Abandoned a singing career to enlist in the US Army during WW II serving from 1942-45 in the Pacific Theater. Singer and actor best known for his role as Festus in the television series Gunsmoke.

Still of Burt Reynolds, James Arness, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis and Milburn Stone in Gunsmoke

Still of Burt Reynolds, James Arness, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis and Milburn Stone in Gunsmoke

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