A tip from Henry Cabot Beck and True West Magazine —
Since 1961 the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s annual Western Heritage Awards have honored excellence in Western literature, music, television and film. Of course, the list of winning works includes many of the finest of the genre. The Western Heritage Awards encourage the telling of the West’s rich history and legacy through the creative arts.
In recognition of Andy Devine’s contribution to Western films the National Cowboy Museum will recognize his body of work with his induction into the prestigious Hall of Great Western Performers. He will join such legendary Western film actors as John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, Joel McCrea, Jimmy Stewart, James Garner, Tom Selleck, Charleton Heston and Sam Elliot.
The 2011 black tie ceremonies will be held on Saturday, April 16th in the Museum’s Sam Noble Special Events Center.
That’s Andy seated between John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart on the set of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).