Doug McClure Biography (1935-1995)

Born May 11, 1935, in Glendale, CA; died of lung cancer, February 5, 1995, inSherman Oaks, California. Actor. McClure rode to fame during the golden eraof the television western, with starring roles in the popular series The Virginian and The Men from Shiloh. Born in California, he left home at age 16 towork on a Nevada cattle ranch and try his luck on the rodeo circuit. Discovered by a Hollywood advertising agent, McClure began his television acting career with a commercial, moving on to roles in the series Checkmate and 1960's The Overland Trail. McClure's horsemanship gained him the role of Trampas in NBC's ambitious western drama, The Virginian, which ran from 1962 to 1970. Hissuccess there, as well as in guest appearances on such popular drama seriesas Kung Fu and Search, and the miniseries Roots, gained him a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame in 1994. In addition to his work for television,McClure appeared in a number of films, including The Unforgiven, 1960; Shenandoah, 1965; Beau Geste, 1966; The Land That Time Forgot, 1975; Cannonball RunII, 1984; and 52 Pick-up, 1986.

Birth Details
May 11, 1935
Glendale, California, United States
Death Details
February 5, 1995
Sherman Oaks, California, United States

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