90 (passed away Aug. 4th, 2006)
Apr. 10th, 1916
Horden, England, UK
John Alderson's Main TV Roles
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John "Basher" Alderson led a colorful life considering his origins in a mining village in the north of England. After spending all of two weeks as a miner, he lied about his age, joined the British Army and attained the rank of Major. Leaving for the US, he married a General's secretary and got into the movies, often playing villains. He played (uncredited) the Gum Chewer in Blazing Saddles.
- Arrived in Hollywood in 1949.
- Was an expert horseman and appeared in many film and TV westerns. He starred in his own western series as Sgt. Bullock in _"Boots and Saddles" (1957)_ (qv).
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