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Bret and Bart "MAVERICK" and Family

"And Maverick Was His Name", or theirs as it turned out to be.

Who is the tall, dark stranger there?
Maverick is the name.
Ridin' the trail to who knows where,
Luck is his companion,
Gamblin' is his game.
Smooth as the handle on a gun.
Maverick is the name.
Wild as the wind in Oregon,
Blowin' up a canyon,
Easier to tame.
Riverboat, ring your bell,
Fare thee well, Annabel.
Luck is the lady that he loves the best.
Natchez to New Orleans
Livin on jacks and queens
Maverick is a legend of the west.


Every week between September 22, 1957 and July 8, 1962 millions of American's watched a television western with a comedy bent called "MAVERICK". Initially the program starred James Garner as Bret Maverick. Actor Jack Kelly, who had been acting since 1939 at the age of 12, was added as Bret's brother Bart Maverick. Later audiences would meet Cousin Beau played by British actor Roger Moore and finally we met another brother Brent Maverick portrayed by Robert Colbert. …