A cowboy in real life, Montana made a name for himself as an
actor, stuntman, and especially a “trick” roper and rider in films and
rodeos for more than 60 years. Every New Years Day, Montana rode
his horse in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.
His films include The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Cheyenne
Autumn, and The Electric Horseman.
In 1989 Montana was inducted into the Riders Hall of Fame, and in
1992, he received the Golden Boot for his quality work in westerns,
both in front of, and behind the camera.