About Glenn Strange
August 16, 1899 - September 20, 1973
|Place of Birth||:||Weed, New Mexico, USA|
|Also Known As||:||George Glenn Strange, Glen 'Peewee' Strange, Glen Strange, Peewee Strange|
|Imdb Profile||:||IMDB Profile|
At various times in his life a rancher, deputy sheriff and rodeo performer, this huge, towering (6' 5") beast of a man was born George Glenn Strange in Weed, New Mexico, on August 16, 1899, but grew up a real-life cowboy in Cross Cut, Texas. Of Irish and Cherokee Indian descent, he taught himself (by ear) the fiddle and guitar at a young age and started performing at local functions as a teen. In the late 1920s, Glenn and his cousin, Taylor McPeters, better known later as the western character actor Cactus Mack, joined a radio singing group known as the "Arizona Wranglers" that toured throughout the country.