The Legendary Life of Bee Ho Gray
by Clark Gray
978-0-9798391-4-6, Trade Paper
The "Legendary Life of Bee Ho Gray" is a biography about one of the most versatile and interesting figures in the history of Western performance.
Bee Ho Gray played a key role in shaping the worldwide conception of the Wild West. He was named by Quanah Parker, last chief of the Comanche, and used his time in Indian Territory as a springboard to a fifty-year career. Bee Ho performed in many Wild West shows including the famous Miller Brothers 101 Ranch. His daily companions were legends like Buffalo Bill, Will Rogers, Tom Mix, Bill Pickett, Iron Tail and many others who defined the legacy of the American West.
The incredible life of this World-Champion Trick and Fancy Roper, trick rider, knife thrower, whip artist, banjoist, actor and comedian might have been lost forever. But in this biography, history is lovingly and precisely revealed.
This 300+ page book includes 32 pages of rare photographs and documents that chronicle the life of Bee Ho Gray. After years of genealogical sleuthing, the author discovered long-lost suitcases full of personal scrapbooks, memorabilia, and diaries. These documents, along with interviews with the few remaining old-timers who knew Bee Ho, are used to weave together the amazing story of this once-famous American legend.
,b>Clark Gray grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Bachelor´s Degree in Journalism in 1990.
An avid photographer and writer, he conceived and produced an Emmy Award-winning television series that runs in several countries and he currently produces content for major cable networks. Clark has lived and worked in New York, Slovakia and London.
He lives near Austin, Texas with his wife and their three children.