BUILDING A GREAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Alfred LaRue was a different kind of cowboy hero in the movies. He wore black, had a pronounced inner city east coast accent, and used a bull whip to subdue his screen enemies of truth, justice and the American way. While Lash, as he was called, spent much of his time promoting his career by trips across the country, he lived and worked chiefly in Studio City at Republic Pictures. For millions of American kids, Lash LaRue proved that tough guys could be good guys.
Lash LaRue died in Burbank, California and is buried in the Valley's Glendale Forest Lawn cemetery.
Alfred "Lash" LaRue
1917 to 1995
Al LaRue fan photo - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2014.