Actor Hank Worden

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on November 5, 2006

Q Can you provide information about an actor who appeared in several John Wayne movies? He portrayed Mose Harper in The Searchers.
—Jim Wilson, Yucca Valley, Calif.

You're thinking of Hank Worden, a wonderful second-string actor who appeared in 14 John Wayne films, including The Searchers, The Alamo and True Grit. Born in Iowa and raised on a ranch in Montana, he was a rodeo rider, a New York cab driver and a ranch wrangler before becoming an actor. He died in 1992 from natural causes at the age of 90.