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Sunset Carson was a Western film star from the 1940s whose original name was Winifred Maurice Harrison. Before he started working in the film industry, he was a rodeo cowboy, which took him to South America for work. He went by three different names during the course of his life, first Winifred Maurice Harrison, then Michael Harrison and finally Sunset Carson after signing a contract for his own series of Western films.