Doug McClure (May 11, 1935 – February 5, 1995)

doug-mcclure-the-virginianDoug McClure (1935-1995). Had he lived he would be celebrating his 78th birthday today, May 11. He is greatly missed by all fans of Trampas and The Virginian.

Author: PGreen

Published work in U.S.A. for McFarland & Co. Inc. : A History of Television’s The Virginian 1962-1971 (2006, 2009 Softcover edition) Pete Duel : A Biography (2007, 2009 Large Print edition; Kindle edition) Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns (2009) Jennifer Jones : Life and Films (2011)

10 thoughts on “Doug McClure (May 11, 1935 – February 5, 1995)”

  1. Trampas ,Doug McClure, was the star of the Virginian. The show would never have lasted the9 seasons it did if he had left….Thank You Paul for remembering this special day….

    1. Doug was Jim’s best friend and he loved him dearly, but without James Drury there would be no Virginian.

      1. True Pamela. Both Jim and Doug held the show together – but Jim was the boss man. 🙂

  2. Doug was so special. I still watch THE VIRGINIAN, and I’m still wildly in love with Trampas. I’ll watch GIDGET just to see WAKIKI. Doug was a treasure. Happy Birthday to an amazing guy! Miss you.

  3. Belated Happy Birthday, Doug I posted about it on the day about everywhere except here! I had hoped to have some new videos of you upon Youtube in time, but as soon as i get my own computer back, i will up load them.

  4. I really miss Dougie. I interviewed him many times. He was always a lot fun. He cheered me up one time after I found out my mother was dying of cancer. He really made me laugh. I needed it. She died two years later. So when he died from cancer it broke my heart.

  5. Happy Birthday, Doug, so glad you are now in the Hall of Great Western Performers where you belong, that I was part of the campaign to get you inducted and was there to see it and meet your daughters Tane and Valerie, grand daughter Kayla, widow Diane and son-in-law, Gary

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