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Ty Hardin

Ty Hardin was born in New York City on January 1, 1930. Born Orton Hungerford, Hardin was raised in Texas. He served in the Korean War in the early 1950s, and after his return, he began taking college courses at Texas A & M. By 1957, Hardin had made his way to Hollywood and was put under contract by Paramount. He was at first billed as Ty Hungerford, but soon his name was changed to Ty Hardin. When Clint Walker walked out on his ABC series Cheyenne in 1958 during a contract dispute with Warner Bros., Ty Hardin got his big break. Warner Bros. bought out Hardin's Paramount contract and installed him in the replacement series Bronco, which aired under the Cheyenne umbrella series title. Bronco ran from 1958 through 1962. Source, Brian's Drive-In Theater.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Ty Hardin Facts

Birth NameOrson Whipple Hungerford II
BirthdayJune 1, 1930 (92)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Ty Hardin compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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