TEXAS GUINAN Cont'd-married John Moynahan, a cartoonist for the Rocky Mountain News, on December 2, 1904. Moynahan's career took them to Chicago, where Guinan studied music before divorcing him & starting her career as a professional singer. She toured regional vaudeville with some success. In 1917, "Texas" Guinan made her film debut in a silent film called The Wildcat. She became the United States's first movie cowgirl, nicknamed "The Queen of the West".