Butch Cassidy, My Uncle: A Family Portrait

Butch Cassidy, My Uncle: A Family Portrait

Butch Cassidy, My Uncle: A Family Portrait

by Bill Betenson

Updated and Revised, 2014 and 2017

Lots of people wish they were related to a famous person. Bill Betenson is-Butch Cassidy is his great-uncle. Bill's interest in Butch Cassidy was sparked when he was four years old and attended a private screening of the Paul Newman/Robert Redford movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with his great-grandmother, Lula Betenson, who wrote Butch Cassidy, My Brother.

For over two decades Betenson has researched and studied the life and times of Butch Cassidy. Betenson utilized privileged family information and memorabilia, traveled to South America to conduct interviews and visit Butch Cassidy's ranch, and spent hours in dusty archives. He offers up new information about this infamous outlaw's life and death.

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Butch Cassidy, My Uncle: A Family Portrait

Butch Cassidy, My Uncle: A Family Portrait

by Bill Betenson

This video shows the author of Butch Cassidy, My Uncle in a promo piece for the auction of a gun belonging to Butch Cassidy and has a lot of info on Butch.

Video interview for Turning the Page, Part One: 

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Ben Betenson

Ben Betenson

W. J. (Bill) Betenson grew up hearing stories of his famous uncle Butch Cassidy and wanting to be a cowboy like his grandfather for whom he was named. Bill has a passion for Western Americana and family history. He enjoys traveling and researching places where Butch Cassidy spent time or “did time” over one hundred years ago. He especially appreciates the people he’s met and the friendships he’s made along the way.

Bill enjoys speaking and writing about Butch Cassidy. He has published several articles and appeared in a number of tv documentaries on his great uncle.

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University, Bill has worked in the oil and gas industry for over twenty-two years, the last eighteen in the natural gas pipeline industry.
Bill is married to the former, Elizabeth Amott, and they have four children. He enjoys fly fishing and has fished from Alaska to Argentina.

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