I am the first born daughter of Movie Star Guy Madison. My name is Bridget Madison and I have made it my mission to keep his memory alive. I dedicate this site to my son Spc. Spencer T. Karol killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom October 6, 2003. There is a page on this site dedicated to Spencer. My father followed in the tradition of keeping the code he represented on "THE ADVENTURES OF WILD BILL HICKOK". The Deputy Marshall Certificate from the back of the Kellogg's Sugar Pops Cereal Box reads as follows:
1. I will be brave but never careless 2.I will obey my parents. They DO know best. 3. I will be neat and clean at all times. 4. I will be polite and courteous. 5. I will protect the weak and help them. 6. I will study hard. 7. I will be kind to animals care for them. 8. I will respect my flag and country. 9. I will attend my place of worship regularly.
If only our country concentrated on these basic but well needed rules we would be a stronger people.
The "Wild Bill Hickok Show" ran from 1951 to 1959, longer than the "I Love Lucy Show". Do you remember? Guy Played Marshall Hickok and his side kick was Jingles played by the well loved Andy Devine.They were quite a pair! In 1951 T.V. Dial took a poll and wanted to find out who was the most popular on screen cowboy of that year.Guy Madison as Marshall Hickok was voted " King of the Cowboys".I still get fan mail for my father expressing what a difference he made in their lives, teaching right from wrong as Marshall Hickok. Guy was starring in a movie Called " Five Against The House and on the movie poster it boasted a quote " Guy Madison , Photoplay Magazine calls him " The most promising actor for 1955". Guy has two stars on The Hollywood Walk of Fame and a star on The Palm Springs Walk of Stars. He was presented with the prestigious Golden Boot Award in 1986. That is the cowboy equivalent to the Oscar. He was also nominated for The Golden Globe in 1953 and won for Special Acheivement Award.
Guy's career spanned more than 40 years. After the Wild Bill Hickok Series ended he journeyed to Europe where he made around 90 films. His last two films he made during the 1980's were the re-make of "Red River" with James Arness and Bruce Boxleitner and " Crossbow" with his friend Harry Carey Jr. Guy and Harry Carey had a terrific time together on the film set in France . I am asked so many questions about my father's life and will try to answer them as well as I can. My father's first marriage was to the beautiful actress Gail Russell. It eventually ended in divorce. My mother was a photographic model and actress. Her stage name was Kelly Ryan and her real name was Sheila Connolly. She starred in the movie " The Outlaws Daughter" along with Bill Williams. Both woman have the same type look with their dark hair and fair skin and beautiful brown eyes. Guy's Hometown sweetheart also had the same look. My parent's were divorced in the early 1960's. I have two sister's named Erin and Dolly and a brother named Robert. My Mother is alive and still georgous.
Mr. Guy Madison
Guy discovered on the Back page of the Navy Magazine on "The Star Of India"
Myself and my Dad's's Portrait by Millie Wheeler
Guy and Gail Russell 1940's
Guy and Gail 1940's
My father is a WWll vet. All my father brother's served in a branch of the military and my Dads neice Marilyn Olsen also is a lifer in the Air Force and her son follows in her foot steps. We are a family that serves our country!
Guy And Sheila 1950's
Guy and Sheila 1950's
Sheila and Guy in Florida 1955
Sheila, Guy and their dog Bijou
Guy ( Marshall Hickok)with Andy Devine( Jingles)
Sheila and Newborn Bridget
By Guy Madison
Since our daughter, Bridget Catherine, arrived. I've had a lot of oppertunity to look back on my childhood and remember the many things about it that have influenced my adult life.
I'm grateful for a home enviorment which encouraged in me a religious faith, a policy of honesty (particulary with ne's self), a pride in working hard at whatever job is at hand and an attitude of looking for the good in everybody and in every situation.
That's why Sheila and I want to be sure that our daughter has the right home enviorment, because it will play such an important part in her future life.
In the material sense, Bridget Catherine will have everything we can provide. How ever,we will always see that she doesn't have more than necessary imaterial things because she would soon place little value on these basic needs. We have already set up a savings fund for her education and for the various expenses she'll have until she marries.
In a spiritual sense, we hope to give her even more.
Robert Moseley as a teen ( AKA Guy Madison)
Guy ay Laguna Beach holding up his buddy
Guy with his bow and arrow made by his own hands
Guy and his best friend and my God Father Movie Star Rory Calhoun Fishing
Guy was features on many Sugar Pops Cereal Box's
The High spot of the campaign for Warner Bros. 3 D " The Charge of Feather River at Stanley Warner's Warner Theater in Reding, PA was this attractive flash front. Buisness was sensational!
My Mother starred in The Outlaws Daughter
Guy with his Jalopy in the background
Guy's Star in Palm Springs
Wild Bill Hickok
Guy and Bridget
I wrote this poem for my father when he passed on and it was read at his service. This Cowboy is My Hero
As a young man, he worked hard on the farm along side his Dad.
Watching his Dad break horses for a friend or neighbor.
Raining a Blue Ribbon Bull, riding those cutting horses, roping those calves.
Not realizing the blessing God had in store for this young buck-a-roo.
Yes, this cowboy is my Hero, and he was other peoples too.
He was the shining star, standing with the best of them.
All those handsome cowboy's, wearing their leathers, saving those damsels in distress.
But this cowboy saved lives before he rode onto the silver screen, bravely pulling distressed people from a deadly sea.
Serving his country, a Navy Lifeguard, like most cowboy's, getting the job done regardless of the dangers-
Yes, this cowboy is my "Hero", the Wild Bill Hickok, this bullwhiping trail blazer,
this untamable hunter, he knew the value of using his hands, to create his own bows and arrows, always precise, not too wide not too narrow.
Yes, this cowboy is MY Hero, I will always keep in my heart the goes times spent with Dad, My only cowboy Hero.