Ron Hagerthy
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Hagerthy at right with Kirby Grant and Gloria Winters in Sky King.
Born (1932-03-09) March 9, 1932 (age 90)
Spouse(s)Patti Taylor

Ronald F. Hagerthy (born March 9, 1932)[1] is an American actor on television and in films.

Early years

Hagerthy was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, but moved to Glendale, California, before he started school. He attended Glendale City College[2] and once worked as an ambulance driver.[3] His acting career was interrupted by two years' service in the Army.[4]


On television, in the 1950s, Hagerthy portrayed Clipper King (nephew of the title character) in the modern Western series, Sky King.[5] He also appeared on Matinee Theater,[4] Gunsmoke, Navy Log, and Tales of Wells Fargo.[3]

On film, Hagerthy portrayed Dick Cvetic in I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)[2] and Cpl. Rich Williams in Starlift (1951).[6] He also appeared in Make Haste to Live,[7] Eighteen and Anxious,[3] Charge at Feather River, The City That Never Sleeps, and Force of Arms.[4]

Personal life

Hagerthy married Patti Taylor, who was his sweetheart from his school days.[2]


  1. ^ Aaker, Everett (1997). Television Western Players of the Fifties: A Biographical Encyclopedia of All Regular Cast Members in Western Series, 1949-1959. McFarland. p. 254. ISBN 9780786402847 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c Adams, Marjory (May 7, 1953). "Movie Question Box". The Boston Globe. p. 10. Retrieved January 19, 2021 – via
  3. ^ a b c Varner, Fields (November 17, 1957). "Two Hollywood Newcomers Visit Montgomery To Boos New Movie, Appear At Local Theatre". The Montgomery Advertiser. Alabama, Montgomery. p. 6. Retrieved January 19, 2021 – via
  4. ^ a b c "Five Young Stars Due In Austin". The Austin American. Texas, Austin. November 10, 1957. p. 27. Retrieved January 19, 2021 – via
  5. ^ McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television (4th ed.). New York, New York: Penguin Books USA, Inc. p. 763. ISBN 0-14-02-4916-8.
  6. ^ Crowther, Bosley. "The Screen in Review: 'Starlift' Provides Warners With Opportunity to Parade Its Stable of Stars". The New York Times. p. 11. Retrieved January 19, 2021 – via ProQuest.
  7. ^ "Tourist Mecca Locale of Film". The Los Angeles Times. April 28, 1954. p. 63. Retrieved January 19, 2021 – via