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Saddle Pals & Sidekicks
The Juvenile Helpers

(Image courtesy of Donn and Nancy Moyer)
Theodore 'Teddy' Infuhr

1936 - 2007

Teddy Infuhr was a prolific child actor of the 1940s - early 1950s. He was born November 9, 1936 in St. Louis, and his acting career began at age 5 in the Charles Laughton THE TUTTLES OF TAHITI (Sol Lesser/RKO, 1942). During a career that lasted about a dozen years, Infuhr worked in about 75 A and B grade films, and he was often given the role of a tough, mean or cantankerous child.

In the Ma and Pa Kettle comedies, he was "Benjamin Kettle", one of the chaotic Kettle offspring. In the "Rusty the Dog" film series, he portrayed "Squeaky Foley", one of the kids helping out the canine hero and young Ted Donaldson who had the lead role. As to westerns, Teddy Infuhr appeared in three of Gene Autry's later Columbia films as well as an Autry TV episode. He also worked in oaters with Roy Rogers, Joel McCrea, Johnny Mack Brown, Rod Cameron and Charles Starrett.

Retiring from Hollywood in the mid 1950s when he was around twenty or so years old, he went through a career change and became Dr. Ted Infuhr, Los Angeles chiropractor. (Ted's son Tim is also a chiropractor.)

Infuhr was a guest at the Memphis Film Festival in 2002 and 2006. He passed away on May 12, 2007 at his home in Thousand Oaks, California. Ted Infuhr was survived by his wife Rita, his two sons, Todd and Tim, daughter-in-law Lori, and grandchildren Jack and Hailey.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Teddy Infuhr:

(Image courtesy of Boyd Magers)

Above are Johnny Mack Brown and Teddy Infuhr in a lobby card from WEST OF EL DORADO (Monogram, 1949).

(Image courtesy of Donn and Nancy Moyer)

Above is Teddy Infuhr centered between friends Donn and Nancy Moyer at Lone Pine, October, 2006.

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