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Denver Pyle
Biographical Information

Birth Date:May 11, 1920
Astrology Sign:Taurus
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
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Died Date:December 25, 1997

Occupation:TV Actor

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Denver Pyle

Biography:Denver Pyle (May 11, 1920 - December 25, 1997) was born in Bethune, Colorado. After graduating from high school he briefly attended college before dis-enrolling to pursue a career in show business. He worked as a drummer and band member until the start of the Second World War, when he applied to join the Merchant Marine.

After the close of World War II, Pyle began his film career and starred in several motion pictures throughout the 1950s and 1960s, making several appearances as "Briscoe Darling", the gruff patriarch of a clan of musical hillbillies, on The Andy Griffith Show. He also appeared in a number of Westerns by John Ford, including The Horse Soldiers and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. One of his early roles was a villain in The Adventures of Superman episode called Beware the Wrecker.

Denver Pyle would claim in later life that he was a Navy veteran, who had been wounded in action at Guadalcanal, however the National Personnel Records Center stated in 1991 that there was no evidence that Denver Pyle had ever served on active duty in the United States Navy. Denver Pyle’s statements were not resolved prior to his death, and his exact status of military service remains unclear to this day.

His best known television role was as “Uncle Jesse” in the series The Dukes of Hazzard. In addition to this, Pyle played the role of Mad Jack in the television series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams & Buck Webb (Doris Day's Father) on The Doris Day Show (1968-1970).

In his later life, Pyle played mostly cameo television roles and retired from full time acting. He died of lung cancer on Christmas Day in 1997.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Welcome To L.A. (1976)
Bandolero! (1968)

Chinese Horoscope for Denver Pyle
Includes characteristics and Vices
Denver Pyle's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 20, 1920 - February 07, 1921
Birthday: May 11, 1920

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Denver Pyle's Personality Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Personality Card

Birthday: May 11, 1920

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

Denver Pyle's Character Tarot Card The Magician - Character Card

Birthday: May 11, 1920

Creative initiative, skill and opportunities for new ventures.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Denver Pyle's Growth Tarot Card The Lovers

Birthday: May 11, 2024

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.




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