Bud Osborne

Leonard Miles "Bud" Osborne (July 20, 1884 – February 2, 1964) was an American film actor. He appeared in more than 600 films and television programs between 1912 and 1963. He also was known as Lenny Osborne.[1]

Bud Osborne
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Osborne in Jail Bait (1954)
Leonard Miles Osborne

(1884-07-20)July 20, 1884
DiedFebruary 2, 1964(1964-02-02) (aged 79)
Other namesLenny Osborne
Years active1912-1963


Osborne was born Miles Osborne in Knox County, Texas, on February 20, 1884,[2] and died in Hollywood, California at age 79 from a heart attack.

Osborne attended Oklahoma City schools and was a rancher in Oklahoma's Indian Territory before he became an entertainer. After working with the 101 Ranch Show for fiver years, he worked with the Buffalo Bill show for one year in 1912. He became a member of Thomas H. Ince's film company in 1915.[1].

Osborne specialized in westerns, and was also noted for his skill as a stage driver, and was thus much in demand from his first film in 1912 right through the early 1950s. He was working as a stunt man as late as 1948, in Ray Enright's Return of the Bad Men.

As he grew older Osborne played small character parts in such television western series as Have Gun – Will Travel, Bonanza, Bat Masterson, Rawhide and The Lone Ranger. His last role was in an episode of Gunsmoke in 1963. His career spanned 51 years, with a total of 607 films and television episodes to his credit.

He was buried at the Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles.[3]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b Katchmer, George A. (2009). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 291. ISBN 978-0-7864-4693-3. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  2. ^ Ramsaye, Terry (1940). 1939-40 International Motion Picture Almanac. Quigley Publications.
  3. ^ Copeland, Bobby (1999). B-Western Boot Hill: A Final Tribute to the Cowboys and Cowgirls who Rode the Saturday Matinee Movie Range. Empire Pub. p. 178. ISBN 9780944019283.

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