Duel, who was not yet thirty years old, had proved to be an accomplished actor in westerns. He started his TV career doing occasional roles in popular television series : "Bonanza", "The Virginian", "Cimarron", "Rawhide" etc. Later, he took the role of the famous gunman, Billy the Kid in the John Wayne film "Chisum", which lead to the producers calling for him with ever increasing frequency.
Currently he was acting in a popular American western series and had a brilliant future ahead of him.
In the accompanying photograph the unfortunate
actor is seen in one of his western roles as a hardened and adventurous
outlaw. It is to be hoped that the Hollywood police discover and
announce the cause of his death soon.
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