- Gender: Male
- Birthday: 1899-08-16
- Day of Death: 1973-09-20 ( 74 years old )
- Place of Birth: Weed, New Mexico, USA
- Also Known As: George Glenn Strange / Glen 'Peewee' Strange / Glen Strange / Peewee Strange
At various times in his life a rancher, deputy sheriff and rodeo performer, this huge, towering (6′ 5″) beast of a man was born George Glenn Strange in Weed, New Mexico, on August 16, 1899, but grew up a real-life cowboy in Cross Cut, Texas. Of Irish and Cherokee Indian descent, he taught himself (by ear) the fiddle and guitar at a young age and started performing at local functions as a teen. In the late 1920s, Glenn and his cousin, Taylor McPeters, better known later as the western character actor Cactus Mack, joined a radio singing group known as the “Arizona Wranglers” that toured throughout the country.