Lafayette Russell

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Lafayette Russell
Range Warfare poster.jpg
Poster for Range Warfare (1934) with Russell
Position: Running back, quarterback
Personal information
Born:(1905-05-31)May 31, 1905
Osawatomie, Kansas
Died:March 16, 1978(1978-03-16) (aged 72)
Coffeyville, Kansas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Mexico (MO) Missouri Military
College: Northwestern
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Lafayette "Reb" Russell (born Lafayette H. Russell; May 31, 1905 March 16, 1978) was an American football running back and later an actor. He played college football at the University of Nebraska and Northwestern University, and professionally in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles, appearing in 10 games in 1933. As a small-time actor following his playing days, he appeared in a series of low-budget Westerns.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1932 The All American Football PlayerUncredited
1932 The Lost Special Football PlayerSerial, Uncredited
1934 Fighting to Live Sheriff Reb Collins
1934 Fighting Through Reb Russell
1934 The Man from Hell Clint Mason
1934 Range Warfare Reb Russell, aka The Whistler
1935 Lightning Triggers Bob Grady
1935 Arizona Bad Man Steve Donovan
1935 Outlaw Rule Reb Russell
1935 Border Vengeance Peeler Benson, aka The Muley Kid
1935 Blazing Guns Reb Russell
1935 The Cheyenne Tornado Red - Cheyenne Kid(final film role)


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