Tom Keener – Guest Contributor
Sep 21 2016
True Grit's Kim Darby



Central Standard Time



Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

A special treat awaits Allen Public Library patrons attending this month’s Western Legends series. Actress Kim Darby, known most for her role as Mattie Ross in the original True Grit will introduce our showing of the classic film via Skype pm September 27.  


At age 21, Kim caught the attention of producer Hal Wallis in an episode of Run for Your Life (1965), and he offered her the coveted role of Mattie Ross, opposite John Wayne’s Rooster Cogburn, in True Grit (1969).  This classic western earned John Wayne his only Oscar and made Kim Darby a star.


As a teenager, Kim earned her first acting roles in episodes of television shows, including Mr. Novak (1963), Dr. Kildare (1961), The Eleventh Hour (1962), Star Trek (1966) and The Fugitive (1963).  Her reputation continued to grow with more work in film and television where Kim appeared in Murder, She Wrote, The X-Files and The Love Boat.

September 27  True Grit (1969, PG)  Starring Kim Darby, John Wayne and Glen Campbell.  A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.


All films are free and begin at 7:00 p.m.  Call 214-509-4911 for more information.