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Max Terhune
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Born

1891/02/12 Amity

Hoosier home

Franklin, Lebanon, Anderson, Vincennes

Died

1973/06/05

Fame

1936 - 1956

1891

02/12 - BORN IN A LOG CABIN ON ANDREW BARROWS PLACE IN AMITY, IN. MOST SOURCES SAY HE WAS BORN IN FRANKLIN BUT HE MOVED AROUND JOHNSON COUNTY. LIVED IN TRAFALGAR.

1895

STARTED DOING BIRD CALLS.

1898

FATHER DIES.

1899

MOVE TO LEBANON.

4TH GRADE HARNEY SCHOOL (LEBANON).

MOVE TO MAX.

SCHOOL NO. 14.

DID BIRD CALLS AT THE COLONIAL THEATER (NOW AVON) IN LEBANON.

1907

STARTED VENTRILOQUISM AS A WHISTLER AND BIRD CALLER.

1911

BASEBALL PITCHER FOR INDEPENDENT TEAM IN ELMORE, MINN. IN THE KITTY LEAGUE. INDIANAPOLIS BASEBALL FARMED OUT TO SPRINGFIELD, OH. LEFT AFTER HE AN INJURY TO HIS WRIST FROM A FALL.

LIVING WITH JEP LEET AT 410 WEST MAIN ST., LEBANON.

1915

WON WHISTLING CONTEST IN ALHAMBRA THEATER, SHELBYVILLE.

WORKED AT DAIRY CREAM SEPARATOR FACTORY IN LEBANON.

1919

COLUMBUS, IN. 12/31 - MEETS MAUDE CASSADA AT A NEW YEAR'S PARTY.

MOTHER DIES.

1922

12/15 - MARRIED MAUDE CASSADA IN MUNCIE, IN.

1923

WORKED AS TOOLMAKER FOR DELCO-REMY IN ANDERSON. WON REMY TWILIGHT LEAGUE PENNANT WITH THE 'TOOL ROOM NINE'. 12/27 - DORIS MAXINE BORN IN ANDERSON, IN.

1924

MET MAGICIAN THE GREAT LESTER IN RHINELANDER, WIS.

FIRST 'ELMER' CALLED SKULLY. JOINED THE HICKSVILLE FOLLIES AND WENT TO HOLLYWOOD.

1926

1305 E. 27TH, ANDERSON, IN.

VAUDEVILLE.

ATTENDED INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS CONVENTIONS.

1928

07/13 - BORN: ROBERT MAX, JR. (SON) IN DAYTON, OHIO.

NEW YORK.

1930

216 HAVERHILL DRIVE, ANDERSON, IN.

JOINED INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS.

1930

12/21 - DONALD VOLTARE (ROLTAIRE D.) BORN IN ANDERSON, IN.

1931

FEATURED ON THE ORPHEUM VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT.

ORGANIZED RING #52 INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS IN ANDERSON.

PLANNED INDIANA STATE MAGIC CONVENTION.

1932

NATIONAL BARN DANCE (WLS) [HERE HE MEETS GENE AUTRY]. 'ELMER' STOLEN.

1936

HOLLYWOOD.

1936

RIDE RANGER RIDE [FIRST FILM HE WAS A SIDEKICK TO AUTRY]. GHOST TOWN GOLD [JOINS THE THREE MESQUITEERS AS 'LULLABY JOSLIN'] (John Schenk's 3M page) . THE BIG SHOW. ROARIN’ LEAD.

1937

MAMA RUNS WILD. THE RIDER OF THE WHISTLING SKULL. HIT THE SADDLE. HIT PARADE OF 1937. GUNSMOKE RANCH. COME ON COWBOYS. RANGE DEFENDERS. HEART OF THE ROCKIES. THE TRIGGER TRIO. MANHATTAN MERRY-GO-ROUND. WILD HORSE RODEO. HONORARY MEMBER OF THE BURBANK OPTIMIST CLUB.

1938

LADIES IN DISTRESS. PURPLE VIGILANTES. CALL THE MESQUITEERS . OUTLAWS OF SONORA. RIDERS OF THE BLACK HILLS. HEROES OF THE HILLS. (08/28) PALS OF THE SADDLE [JOHN WAYNE JOINS THE 3M] . OVERLAND STAGE RAIDERS. SANTA FE STAMPEDE. RED RIVER RANGE. (10/14) FARMYARD SYMPHONY 'voices of farm animals' (Disney).

1939

THE NIGHT RIDERS. MAN OF CONQUEST. (06/19) THREE TEXAS STEERS.

1940

WEST OF PINTO BASIN. TRAILING DOUBLE TROUBLE. THE RANGE BUSTERS 'ALIBI' (Monogram).

1941

UNDERGROUND RUSTLERS. TUMBLEDOWN RANCH IN ARIZONA. TONTO BASIN OUTLAWS. TRAIL OF THE SILVER SPURS. THE KID’S LAST RIDE. WRANGLER’S ROOST. FUGITIVE VALLEY. SADDLE MOUNTAIN ROUNDUP.

1942

THUNDER RIVER FEUD. TEXAS TROUBLE SHOOTERS. TEXAS TO BATAAN. ROCK RIVER RENEGADES (WESTERN.COM). BOOT HILL BANDITS. ARIZONA STAGECOACH. TRAIL RIDERS.

1943

TWO-FISTED JUSTICE. HAUNTED RANCH. LAND OF HUNTED MEN. COWBOY COMMANDOS. BLACK MARKET RUSTLERS. (10/29) BULLETS AND SADDLES [LAST RANGE BUSTERS FILMS]. SHERIFF OF SUNDOWN. COWBOY CANTEEN.

1947

HARMONY TRAIL. ALONG THE OREGON TRAIL.

1948

SHERIFF OF MEDICINE BOW. GUNNING FOR JUSITCE. (12/12) HIDDEN DANGER [JOHNNY MACK BROWN'S SIDEKICK].

1949

WESTERN RENEGADES. WEST OF EL DORADO. TRAIL’S END. RANGE JUSTICE. LAW OF THE WEST. SQUARE DANCE JUBILEE.

1950

ALIBI'S TENT (TV) SHOW.

1951

RAWHIDE.

1954

(02/22) I LOVE LUCY "RICKY LOSES HIS TEMPER". (06/12) ANNIE OAKLEY "SHARPSHOOTING ANNIE".

1956

GIANT ‘DR. WALKER’ [LAST SEEN ON FILM WITH HOOSIER JAMES DEAN]. A KING AND FOUR QUEENS [HIS HANDS WERE USE IN CARDS SCEENS].

1958

SON ROLTAIRE DIED IN AUTO ACCIDENT.

1962

1962-68 - HONARARY MAYOR OF SYLMAR.

1965

WESTERN SHOW AT "CORRIGANVILLE" IN CHATSWORTH, CA. (FORMER MOVIE SET FOR "RANGE BUSTER" FILMS).

1966

2035 LUCAS ST., SAN FERNANDO, CA. 08/10 - WIFE DIED.

1972

07 - LAST VISIT TO ANDERSON.

1973

06/05 - DIED IN COTTONWOOD, AZ.

2001

MARCH CLASSIC IMAGES #309 "MAX TERHUNE: MASTER SHOWMAN" BY DAVE SMITH.

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