Cowboy Actor Ken Maynard Autographed 8x10, Died-1973

Cowboy Actor Ken Maynard autographed original vintage 8x10 black and white photo pictured on his horse, signed and dated 1950. One of Hollywood's most popular cowboy stars. A trick rider with Buffalo Bill and Ringling brothers Wild West shows and later a rodeo champion. He entered films in 1923 and immediately developed into a leading cowboy star. Credited with introducing song into the western films. several years ahead of gene Autry. Long an alcoholic he spent his final years poor and forgotten. He lived alone in a trailer and at the time of his death at 77 in 1973 was found to have been suffering from malnutrition