full facebook name is Valerie Ojala Keller
Found her, but was unable to locate information on her father. Any links you are willing to share would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much.
just ask her that's what I do and here's the link I have secretsofthefastdraw.com and
I thank you.
There's speculation on the IMDB that Mr Ojala died in a gun-related accident. He was 85 years old when he passed. Do you know anything of this? I doubt it, it seems like flamebait to me since the links were removed...
he died of natural causes
Thanks. I guessed as much.
Some people shouldn't have access to the 'net.
Many years ago my dad told me "Son, if you believe nothing that you hear & only half of what you see, you'll be one of the smarter people on this earth." That could apply to much of the net, as well.
" When the legend becomes fact print the legend"
So not my motto. :-) Investigate, verify, and check again.
Just to clear up the "Corraganville" info: It was in the Simi Valley, not Napa Valley, that's where wine is made. There is a web site that covers all the info about Corraganville. It was owned for a short time by the folks that owned The Lone Ranger T.V. show and renamed it "Lone Ranger Ranch" for the short time they had ownership. It finaly went the way of all things after two fires roared thru the area. It's park land now with signs posted where filming areas used to be. Check out the website, It's worth while for western movie buffs.
Ray 'Crash' Corrigan's actual name was Raymond Benard. He was a bodybuilder & personal trainer to a lot of Hollywood stars. He actually got into movies as a stuntman wearing an ape costume in a bunch of movies. He first got billing in a couple of Monogram serials, one of 'em a ripoff of Republic's 'Flash Gordon' serial. His charater's name in the serial was 'Crash Corrigan.' He added a shortened form of his actual first name, put 'Crash' in half-quotes, and adopted the stage name Ray 'Crash' Corrigan. When he quit making cowboy movies in '44 he went back to the ape costume until '48, when he sold it to a Ciro's bartender & taught him how to use it. He paid a little over $11,000 for the land on which Corriganville was built but sold it to Hope in 1966 for multiple millions. He died in '76 but, at last report, his grave remains unmarked.
That seems sad.