JAMES DRURY will be making a personal appearance at the “Cowboy Way Festival: Gene Autry Museum, Oklahoma from May 5-7, 2017. Roberta Shore and Gary Clarke will also be in attendance. Sadly the upcoming “Cowboy Up For Vets” event has been postponed this year.
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.
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UPDATE: This event has been canceled.
“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. He was her mentor and his death added to her already fragile mental state at the time. Full details in my biography of Jennifer Jones.
Second hour: Author Paul Green helps Ed revisit the life and career of Pete Duel, the star of Alias Smith and Jones who took his life on Dec. 30, 1971, at the height of his television celebrity. Paul recently updated his book Pete Duel: A Biography with new information from not only Duel’s family and friends, but the many fans who have kept the memory of Duel alive, more than four decades after his death. Also in this hour: Tony and Donna remember the thirty-fifth anniversary of the death of John Lennon, while Ed plays an excerpt from his December 2010 conversation with Keith Eliot Greenberg, author of Dec. 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died.
James 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.