Slim Pickens

Biography

Slim Pickens spent the early part of his career as a real cowboy and the latter part playing cowboys, and he is best remembered for a single "cowboy" image: that of bomber pilot Maj. "King" Kong waving his cowboy hat rodeo-style as he rides a nuclear bomb onto its target in the great black comedy Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Born in Kingsburg, near Fresno in California's Central Valley, he spent much of his boyhood in nearby Hanford, where he began rodeoing at the age of 12. Over the next two decades he toured the country on the rodeo circuit, becoming a highly-paid and well-respected rodeo clown, a job that entailed enormous danger. In 1950, at the age of 31, Slim married Margaret Elizabeth Harmon and that same year he was given a role in a western, Rocky Mountain (1950). He quickly found a niche in both comic and villainous roles in that genre. With his hoarse voice and pronounced western twang, he was not always easy to cast outside the genre, but when he was, as in "Dr. Strangelove", the results were often memorable. He died in 1983 after a long and courageous battle against a brain tumor. He was survived by his wife Margaret and children, Thomas Michael Lindley, Margaret Louise, and step-daughter. Daryle Ann Lindley. His brother, Sam Lindley (1921-2001) has acted under the name'Easy Pickens'. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Expand
Person Photo
Known For
Movie Poster

Blazing Saddles

Taggart

Movie Poster

The Black Hole

B.O.B. (voice)

Movie Poster

White Line Fever

Duane Haller

Movie Poster

The Gun and The Pulpit

Billy One-Eye

Movie Poster

Mr. Billion

Duane Hawkins

Movie Poster

The Desperate Mission

Three-Finger Jack

Movie Poster

Rough Night in Jericho

Yarbrough

Movie Poster

Honeysuckle Rose

Garland Ramsey

Movie Poster

Hawmps?

Naman Tucker

Movie Poster

Colorado Sundown

Joshua 'Slim' Pickens / Ma Pickens

Starring In
Movie Poster

The Word

Shorty

Movie Poster

Daniel Boone - Season One

Cletus Mott / ... (2 episodes, 1966)

Movie Poster

NOTORIOUS B I G : BIGGER THAN LIFE

Himself

Movie Poster

La Classe Américaine

Gorge-profonde (archive footage)

Movie Poster

The Howling

Sam Newfield

Movie Poster

Christmas Mountain

Murf

Movie Poster

This House Possessed

Arthur Keene

Movie Poster

Honeysuckle Rose

Garland Ramsey

Movie Poster

Tom Horn

Sheriff Sam Creedmore

Movie Poster

The Black Hole

B.O.B. (voice)

Movie Poster

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins

Movie Poster

1941

Hollis P. Wood

Movie Poster

Spirit of the Wind

Obie

Movie Poster

The Sweet Creek County War

Jitters Pippen

Movie Poster

Undercover with the KKK

Yancey Hicks

Movie Poster

The Sacketts

Jack Bigelow

Movie Poster

The Swarm

Jud Hawkins

Movie Poster

The White Buffalo

Abel Pickney

Movie Poster

The Shadow of Chikara

Virgil Cane

Movie Poster

Mr. Billion

Duane Hawkins

Movie Poster

Pony Express Rider

Bob Jay

Movie Poster

Hawmps?

Naman Tucker

Movie Poster

White Line Fever

Duane Haller

Movie Poster

The Apple Dumpling Gang

Frank Stillwell

Movie Poster

Babe

Col. M.J. McCombs

Movie Poster

Rancho Deluxe

Henry Beige

Movie Poster

Poor Pretty Eddie

Sheriff Orville

Movie Poster

The Best of Baretta

Charlie / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1977)

Movie Poster

The Gun and The Pulpit

Billy One-Eye

Movie Poster

Blazing Saddles

Taggart

Movie Poster

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Sheriff Cullen Baker

Movie Poster

Ginger in the Morning

Sheriff

Movie Poster

The Getaway

Cowboy

Movie Poster

The Cowboys

Anse

Movie Poster

J.C.

Grady Caldwell

Movie Poster

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Ben Fairchild

Movie Poster

The Desperate Mission

Three-Finger Jack

Movie Poster

Never a Dull Moment

Cowboy Schaeffer

Movie Poster

La Légende de Custer

California Joe Milner (archive footage)

Movie Poster

Skidoo

The Switchboard Operator

Movie Poster

Will Penny

Ike Walterstein

Movie Poster

Rough Night in Jericho

Yarbrough

Movie Poster

The Flim Flam Man

Jarvis Bates

Movie Poster

An Eye for an Eye

Ike Slant

Movie Poster

Stagecoach

Buck, Stagecoach Driver

Movie Poster

Up from the Beach

Artillery Colonel

Movie Poster

The Glory Guys

Sgt. James Gregory

Movie Poster

In Harm's Way

C.P.O. Culpepper

Movie Poster

Major Dundee

Wiley

Movie Poster

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Maj. 'King' Kong

Movie Poster

Savage Sam

Willy Crup

Movie Poster

One-Eyed Jacks

Deputy Lon Dedrick

Movie Poster

Tonnerre apache

Trooper Erschick

Movie Poster

Chartroose Caboose

Pete Harmon

Movie Poster

Escort West

Corporal Wheeler

Movie Poster

In Colorado ist der Teufel los

Marshal

Movie Poster

Tonka

Ace

Movie Poster

Frontier Doctor, Vol. 1

Slim (1 episode, 1959)

Movie Poster

Gunsight Ridge

Hank Moss

Movie Poster

The Great Locomotive Chase

Pete Bracken

Movie Poster

Der schwarze Mustang

Ben Silas

Movie Poster

Gun Brothers

Moose MacLain

Movie Poster

The Last Command

Abe

Movie Poster

Buffalo Bill Jr:Vol 2 TV Series

Dude Simpson / ... (2 episodes, 1956)

Movie Poster

Santa Fe Passage

Sam Beekman

Movie Poster

The Boy from Oklahoma

Shorty

Movie Poster

The Outcast

Boone Polsen

Movie Poster

The sun Shines Bright

Sterling - Lanky Backwoodsman

Movie Poster

The Story of Will Rogers

Dusty Donovan

Movie Poster

Colorado Sundown

Joshua 'Slim' Pickens / Ma Pickens

Movie Poster

Rocky Mountain

Plank (CSA)

Movie Poster

Smoky

Rodeo Cowboy (uncredited)

MobileIcon
app store google play