Robert (Tex) Allen
Date of Birth
Mar 28, 1906
Birth Place:
Mount Vernon, NY


Signed to a standard Columbia contract in 1935, strapping young Robert "Tex" Allen labored in two-reelers and small feature-film parts before gaining attention as coloratura Grace Moore's leading man in When You're in Love (1936). Anxious to replace their recently departed cowboy star Ken Maynard, Columbia planted Allen into Maynard's boots-and his familiar costume. Allen starred in six B westerns...