April 19, 2019

‘Comanche Station’ Star Nancy Gates Dies at 93

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Actress Nancy Gates, best known for her appearances in western shows like “Comanche Station,” passed away at her home in Los Angeles.

Her daughter, Cathleen Hayes, told The Hollywood Reporter that the “Some Came Running” star died on March 24 at 93 years of age.

Nancy Gates in "Suddenly" in 1953 | Source: Wikimedia Commons


While the most important project she worked in was with Frank Sinatra in “Suddenly,” Gates also worked in many B-grade westerns, including “Cheyenne Takes Over,” “Check Your Guns,” “Roll, Thunder, Roll!,” “Stranger on Horseback,” “The Rawhide Trail,” and “The Gunfight at Dodge City.”

Nancy Gates and Josh Hudson in "The Millionaire" in 1955 | Source: Wikimedia Commons


During an interview in 1961, she said that she got a lot of roles in western shows because she was from Texas. “I've been on so many horses I'm beginning to feel like they're a part of me. The funny thing is I'm not much of a rider," added the actress,

She is survived by daughters Cathleen and Cynthia, sons Jeff and Chip (both producers) and six grandchildren.