Towheaded child actor Tommy Ivo played Cousin Arne in I Remember Mama (1948) but is perhaps better remembered for his appearances opposite Charles Starrett in Columbia's long-running "Durango Kid" Western series. Ivo popped up in no less than six entries, often mistaking the masked avenger for a real bandit but always wanting to emulate him by the fadeout -- just like the front-row kids of the day. Ivo was fairly busy in television in the late '40s and early '50s as well, so busy in fact that he earned the nickname "TV Tommy Ivo." When his career slowed down in the late '50s, Ivo found a new outlet for his talents -- as a professional hot rod driver.
by Hans J. Wollstein biography