Slim Pickens

American rodeo performer, film and television actor

Louis Burton Lindley Jr. (June 29, 1919 – December 8, 1983), better known by his stage name Slim Pickens, was an American actor and rodeo performer.[2] He is best known for his roles in Dr. Strangelove, Blazing Saddles, 1941, and One-Eyed Jacks.

Slim Pickens
Slim Pickens in 1972
Louis Burton Lindley Jr.

(1919-06-29)June 29, 1919
Kingsburg, California, U.S.
DiedDecember 8, 1983(1983-12-08) (aged 64)
Modesto, California, U.S.
Cause of deathProblems caused by brain cancer surgery
Years active1946–1983
SpouseMargaret (née Harmon) Lindley (1950–1983 (his death))[1]


  1. "Slim Pickens".
  2. Krebs, Albin (December 10, 1983). "SLIM PICKENS, KNOWN FOR COWBOY ROLES, DIES". The New York Times.