Bob Custer (born Raymond Anthony Glenn,[1] October 18, 1898 – December 27, 1974) was an American film actor who appeared in over 50 films, mostly Westerns, between 1924 and 1937,[2] including The Fighting Hombre, Arizona Days, The Last Roundup, The Oklahoma Kid (1929; not the Cagney/Bogart version), Law of the Rio Grande, The Law of the Wild and Ambush Valley.

Bob Custer
Arizona Days (1928) - Bob Custer 1.jpg
Custer in Arizona Days (1928)
Born
Raymond Anthony Glenn

(1898-10-18)October 18, 1898
DiedDecember 27, 1974(1974-12-27) (aged 76)
Alma materUniversity of Kentucky
OccupationActor and producer
Years active1924–1937
Spouse(s)Anne Elizabeth Cudahy (1926 - 1933, divorce)
Mildred Irene Boughers (1948 - 1974, his death)

Early yearsEdit

Custer was born Raymond Glenn[3] in Kentucky's capital city, Frankfort, and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in engineering.[1]

CareerEdit

Using his original name Raymond Glenn, Custer appeared in non-Western films, including The Return of Boston Blackie (1927) as the title character.[4] He was billed as Bob Custer for Western films, beginning in 1924 when he worked for Films Booking Office. In 1927, he formed Bob Custer Production, and from 1928 through 1931 he acted in 20 Westerns for Syndicate.[5]

After he left acting, he became a building inspector in Redondo Beach and El Segundo, California.[1] He eventually became chief building inspector in the nearby seaside city of Newport Beach.

Personal life and deathEdit

On November 23, 1926, Custer married Anne Elizabeth Cudahy,[6] the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Cudahy[7] and a member of the Cudahy Packing Company family.[6] They divorced in 1933.[7] He married Mildred Irene Boughers on May 22, 1948, and they remained wed until his death.[8]

Custer died of a heart attack in Torrance, California, at the age of 76.

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Hughes, Nicky; Hatter, Russell; Burch, Gene (2004). Historic Images of Frankfort. Gene Burch. p. 61. ISBN 978-0-9753697-0-8. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "The Old Corral - Bwesterns.com - Bob Custer". Retrieved 2011-04-15.
  3. ^ "Ex-actor Dies". Oxnard Press-Courier. 1974-12-30. p. 3. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
  4. ^ Hans J. Wollstein (2012). "Return of Boston Blackie (1927)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  5. ^ Pitts, Michael R. (2005). Poverty Row Studios, 1929-1940: An Illustrated History of 55 Independent Film Companies, with a Filmography for Each. McFarland. p. 403. ISBN 978-0-7864-2319-4. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Romance culminates in heiress-actor marriage". The Bulletin. The Bulletin. United News Service. November 24, 1926. p. 2. Retrieved April 14, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ a b "Society Divorce". Oroville Mercury Register. California, Oroville. August 24, 1933. p. 1. Retrieved April 14, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Custer". Films of the Golden Age (95): 68. Winter 2018.

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