Richard Short was born in the backwoods of Northern
Minnesota in 1930. To supplement the family's meager
income some of the jobs he worked at were: Lumberjack,
farmer, beaver dam buster, weasle trapper, skunk
skinner, deer poacher, log roller and bounty hunter.
He was drafted into the US Army in 1951 and served in
a tank battalion in Japan. After his discharge he came
west to seek his fortune. One of the positions he held
was, Talent coordinator at Mustang Molly's Bunny Ranch
on the outskirts of a small town in Nevada. He finally
settled in California and for a brief time he was
Entertainment Director at Forest Lawn. He was married
45 years and has three children, seven grandchildren
and four great-grand children.