December 23, 2011
Lloyd “Arkansas Slim” Andrews, a native of Benton County, appeared in many western films of the 1940s and 1950s as a comic sidekick to such major stars as Tex Ritter and Gene Autry. In 1950, as the popularity of the B-western declined, Andrews accepted a role on a children’s television program in California; he performed on the show for the next thirty-four years. He returned to Arkansas in 1970 and died in Gravette (Benton County) in 1992. He is shown here on the left, next to western star Tex Ritter.