Cowboy Star Sunset Carson

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on August 11, 2011

What was the real name of one of my favorite cowboy stars, Sunset Carson?
—Caren Winter, Ripley, W.Va.

Born Winifred Maurice Harrison in Gracemont, Okla., Carson was a rodeo performer before starring in Westerns for Republic Studios in the 1940s. In the 1980s he was host of the PBS-TV series Six-Gun Heroes. He died in 1990 at age 69 of an apparent heart attack.