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Dear Ken: I just saw the TV movie Stagecoach, starring Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and John Schneider. What other country music stars were in this Western?


The 1986 remake of the 1939 John Ford classic (which made a star out of John Wayne) also included June Carter Cash, Jessi Colter, David Allan Coe, Billy Swan and John Carter Cash.


Dear Ken: How many cast members of Gone With the Wind are still with us?


There are four actors still living who had speaking roles in the 1939 film. They include Alicia Rhett, 97, who played India Wilkes; Olivia de Havilland, 96, who played Melanie Hamilton; Mary Anderson, 92, who played Maybelle Merriwether; and Mickey Kuhn, 80, who played Beau Wilkes as a child. As for survivors who were in the film but spoke no lines, there is Patrick Curtis, who played Beau Wilkes as a baby, and Greg Giese, 73, who was 11 days old when he played both infants Bonnie Blue Butler and Beau Wilkes.


Dear Ken: How many movies did Paul Newman and Robert Redford make together?


Two. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969 and The Sting in 1973. And in case you were wondering, Newman was 11 years older than Redford, who is now 76 and stars in the upcoming thriller The Company You Keep.


If you have a trivia question about actors, singers, movies, TV shows or pop culture, e-mail your query to Ken Beck at kbtag2@gmail.com


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