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James Drury at ‘Cowboy Up For Vets’ April 28-30, 2017 : Update: Canceled

The 8th Annual Cowboy Up for vets will be on April 28-30, 2017 at the W.B. Ranch 1640 Co. Rd. B Swanton, Ohio 43558 to benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and Heroes In Action.

 “The Virginian” stars, James Drury, Randy Boone and L.Q. Jones will all be in attendance. There will be a Q & A in the tent area on Saturday and Sunday. Times to be announced. Admission and parking is free.

Contact Judy Shafer if you need more information .shaferjudy@windstream.net

UPDATE: This event has been canceled.

Shiloh Ranch Owners in “The Song of Bernadette” (1943)

thSUZ0EMYC“The Virginian” Shiloh Ranch owners Lee J. Cobb and Charles Bickford both starred with Jennifer Jones in “The Song of Bernadette” (1943). Following news of Bickford’s death in 1967 Jennifer Jones attempted suicide. 14015140_oriHe was her mentor and his death added to her already fragile mental state at the time. Full details in my biography of Jennifer Jones.Green_978-0-7864-6041-0[1]

James Drury is the Virginian

Drury Hat tipJames Drury was perfect casting in the role of the Virginian. A gentleman of great charm with a rugged, tough edge when required. A man who lived by a moral code in a time when lawlessness was common. A natural leader and a team player who at heart was something of a loner with a past he kept close to his chest. Through nine seasons James Drury played the Virginian with integrity and remained faithful to the character.

Video Footage of The Virginian Cast Reunion

Many thanks to Val for posting extensive video footage of The Virginian cast panel at the 50th Anniversary event. To view the footage click on the Comments section of “Clu Gulager at the 50th Anniversary Autry Event.’ Clu Gulager is in fine form and I’m very pleased to hear him and Don Quine giving credit to producer Frank Price.