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Tex McLeod


This is the story of the lives of two people from very different backgrounds:

Vera Milligen was the daughter of a shipping company owner; Texan, Alexander 'Tex' McLeod was a cowboy. Tex had been in showbusiness for many years before they met and had lived a very colourful life. They married in 1939, performed together for many years at shows and in theatres across the UK, and continued separate showbusiness careers after they parted company.

You will find here a mixture of genealogy, history, quotations, a smattering of maps, and a number of 'asides' to provide supplementary information as on most of my articles. In this case, it has been a 'trip down memory lane' and I have included information about some of the artistes Vera and Tex worked with. As research into Vera's and Tex's lives progressed, I was amazed at just how many stars of film, TV and radio the pair had worked with - many of them largely forgotten, but not yet by those of my generation.

Links at the bottom of each page will take you through their story, or you can use the menu - which also gives access to pages where you can provide feedback, view the visitors' book, use search facilities and access other research resources I have created.

I hope you will find the story of Vera and Tex as interesting as I did.

Brian Watson
4 September 2023

What's New?

  • 1 September 2021: First publication
  • 19 December 2022: Updated home page and more information about Milligen ancestors
  • 4 September 2023: Use of screen improved and code standardised, additional information and images including some about Clyde McLeod and the Stickney family, enhancements to images and other minor edits.

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