Hank Worden (born Norton Earl Worden)
July 23, 1901 – December 6, 1992
Back in the early days of this blog, as I was trying to figure out what this thing would and would not cover, I decided to put a real limit on birthdays, which felt a bit like filler. Along the way, I’ve decided not to commemorate the births of some of the genre’s real heavyweights.
Then there’s Hank Worden. There’s no way I could let this one go by. So many films were enriched by his presence, even if his part’s not much more than a cameo. And on the list of people who I’d like to have met, he’d be in the Top 10.
I probably don’t need to point out that the image above is from John Ford’s The Searchers (1956). So, to put a little Hank in your day, which of his many roles is your favorite?