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Name: Larry Mahan                                                                   
Born: 21 November 1942                                                               
Larry Mahan (b. November 21, 1942 in Salem, Oregon) is a former rodeo champion.     
Mahan broke into professional rodeo at the age of 14. He won the title of           
World All-Around Rodeo Champion for five consecutive years from 1966 to 1970,       
and a sixth time in 1973. His 1973 comeback and competition with Phil Lyne           
was the subject of the documentary The Great American Cowboy, which won the 1973     
Academy Award for Documentary Feature.                                               
His consecutive all-around record was not surpassed until 1994 by Ty Murray, and     
his six total all-around victory was not surpassed until 1998, also by Murray.       
He was also World Bull Riding Champion in 1965 and 1967.                             
Mahan was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1979, the National             
Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum's Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1966, and the             
Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.                                                 
After he retired from rodeo, he established the Larry Mahan Collection, a line       
of western wear. He is also one of the title characters in the song Ramblin'         
Jack and Mahan by Guy Clark.                                                         
In the 2007 movie No Country for Old Men, Josh Brolin's character buys and wears     
a pair 'Larrys'.