Saturday, April 6, 2013

Redd Harper 1948

 
Redd Harper with Carolina Cotton
 
Redd Harper (1903-1992) was raised in Oklahoma, gigged around the midwest with a Western Jazz band.  He moved to Los Angeles.  World War II started and he did his time in the Coast Guard.  After the war Redd had a very popular show on AFRS.  The Hollywood Roundup focused on the music and the movies.  Here's a 1948 visit with Gloria Henry.
 
 
Redd had his own Hollywood credits appearing the 1948 The Strawberry Roan and 1947s Under Colorado Skies (uncredited role as stagecoach driver).  His final bigscreen appearance was in Oiltown USA in 1955.