TV Show: The Texan
Starring: Rory Calhoun
Rory Calhoun’s Name in the Show: Bill Longley
Distinguishing Feature of the Show: His gun sounded like a cannon.
The Real Bill Longley
Unlike Rory Calhoun, the real Bill Longley was ruthless, a racist, quick tempered, and unpredictable.
Like Rory Calhoun, the real Bill Longley was fast as lightning with the gun. He was one of the deadliest gunfighters in the Old West.
The real Bill Longley killed his first man in 1866, when he was fifteen, and was hanged in 1878.
The fictional Bill Longley was a nice fellow. Quite a difference from the real thing.
There is only one episode of The Texan on YouTube. If you want to watch it, click on the picture of Rory Calhoun above, or HERE.
You can also get the complete series of The Texan on DVD.