Inducted to the Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960 with 1 star. Comments
Quick Facts
Born:
July 21,
Vevay, Indiana, USA
Died:
March 23,
Education:
U.S Army
Ethnicity:
Caucasian

Ken Maynard was an American motion picture stuntman and actor.

Born Kenneth Olin Maynard in Vevay, Indiana, he was one of five children. His younger brother, Kermit Maynard, also became a stuntman and actor.

Working at carnivals and circuses, starting at age 16, Maynard became an accomplished horseman. As a young man, he performed in rodeos and was a trick rider with Buffalo Bill 's Wild West Show. During World War I, he served in the United States Army.

After the war, Maynard returned to show business as a circus rider with Ringling Brothers. When the circus was playing in Los Angeles, California, actor Buck Jones encouraged Maynard to try work in the movies. Maynard soon had a contract with Fox Studios.

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