Fast Facts

  • Born in a town of only 40 people.
  • Served in the Navy during World War II and was wounded at Guadalcanal.
  • Played drums in a dance band in college.
  • Worked in Oklahoma oil fields and on Texas shrimping boats before becoming an actor.
  • Was working at an aircraft plant in L.A. when he landed his first acting role.


  • Willie Pyle — Brother
  • Tippy Pyle — Wife
  • Marilee Carpenter Pyle — Ex-wife
  • Tony Pyle — Son
  • David Pyle — Son


  • Attended Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

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  • Birth Name: Denver Dell Pyle
  • Birth Place: Bethune, CO
  • Birthday: May 11, 1920, Taurus
  • Died: December 25, 1997
  • Profession: Actor

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