Glenn Strange as the bartender, Sam Noonan in CBS Television's series Gunsmoke.
Photo gift to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Porky Johnson, November 2010. Refer to image 2000. (click on image to enlarge)
When he came to California as part of a singing group called the Arizona Wrangles, Glenn Strange could have little anticipated becoming one of the most recognized faces in the world ... a face in makeup that is. As Dr. Frankenstein's monster, Glenn starred in three of Universal Studios blockbusting films about Frankenstein with the great Boris Karloff.
Encino resident John Cox notes that Glenn Strange also played the Frankenstein Monster in three films (House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein).