Arthur Hunnicutt was born in Gravelly, Arkansas in 1910. He grew up to become one of the most sought-after character actors in Hollywood throughout the 1940's and 50's. His grizzled, bearded face made him perfect for the B-westerns that were popular at the time. Hunnicutt became really popular in 1952 when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Howard Hawks' THE BIG SKY, which also starred Kirk Douglas.
In the run up to the Academy Awards, we'd like to take a look back at Arthur Hunnicutt with the Arkansas Traveller. If you want to read even more about Hunnicutt's career, head over to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas.