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Ken Curtis (1916 - 1991) Ken had a wonderful voice, a true voice. He was just like a pitch pipe." (Bob Nolan)

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Ken Curtis "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" Festus Country How many of you knew Festus could sing!

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Ken Curtis (né Curtis Gates: July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) Born in Lamar, CO. Abandoned a singing career to enlist in the US Army during WW II serving from 1942-45 in the Pacific Theater. Singer and actor best known for his role as Festus in the television series Gunsmoke.

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