If ever someone looked the part of a Western star it was Norman Eugene Walker, who was born near St. Louis in the Mississippi River town of Hartford, Illinois. Six feet, six inches tall, with rugged good looks and impossibly wide shoulders, he cut a heroic figure.
In the post-war years he gradually worked his way West and by the 1950s found a job as a deputy sheriff in Las Vegas, which was then beginning to attract the Hollywood crowd in a big way. After getting a start in a couple of small movie parts Walker was in the right spot at the right time to get selected for the title role in a new TV show, Cheyenne.
Nokia Edwards 3/12/18Keely Smith 12/16/17Johnny Halliday 12/5/17Jim Labors 11/30/17Wayne Cochran 11/21/17Don Williams 9/8/17Sonny Burgess 8/18/17 Glen Campbell 8/8/17Lola Albright 3/23/17Al Jarrett 2/12/17 He has also acted in many movies like The Yellowstone Kelly, None but the Brave, Maya, Hysterical, etc.
Clint Walker also served his country during the World War II by working for the United States Merchant Marine. His parents were Gladys Judah (née Schwann) and Paul Arnold Walker.
From a very young age only Clint wanted to serve his country, and as a result, he joined the United States Merchant Marine during the last few months of World War II. In the Merchant Marines, Clint was stationed on a transport ship that went to North Africa and the Aleutian Islands to supply grains to the troops positioned there.
After the World War II was over, Walker had to go back to doing odd jobs. While in California, Clint also worked as a bouncer in a club and also as an undercover agent for a private detective agency.
After some time, Walker started as a doorman in Sand Hotels, Las Vegas. While doing this job, Clint met many celebrities from whom he got inspired and decided to give a shot to acting.
Henry Wilson first cast Clint in the film Jungle Gents in a Tarzan like character. Around this time, Warner Bros were looking for the lead cast of their new western style television series Cheyenne.
The series got huge popularity not only for the story or acting skills of the actors, but Clint’s frequent bare-chested scenes also helped in this matter. And this led to Warner Bros producing an album with Clint in whom he sang ballads and traditional songs.
Clint then starred in many movies like The Dirty Dozen, Gold of the Seven Saints, Yellowstone Kelly, Send Me No Flowers, None But The Brave, More Dead Than Alive, etc. But soon a doctored noticed some signs of life in him, and he was immediately operated to repair his heart.
Clint recovered only in a short period of two months and started shooting for another western Pancho Villa, in Spain. Overview (5)Mini Bio (1) Virginia Clara Jones was born on November 30, 1920, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of a newspaper reporter and his wife.
The family had a rich heritage in the St. Louis area: her great-great-great-grandfather served in the American Revolution and later founded the city of East Saint Louis, Illinois, located right across the Mississippi River from its namesake. Virginia was interested in show business from an early age.
Her aunt operated a dance studio and Virginia began taking lessons at the age of six. After graduating from high school in 1937, she became a member of the St. Louis Municipal Opera before she was signed to a contract by Samuel Goldwyn after being spotted by an MGM talent scout during a Broadway revue.
David O. Selznick gave her a screen test, but decided she wouldn't fit into films. Goldwyn, however, believed that her talent as an actress was there and cast her in a small role in 1943's Jack London (1943).
Believing there was more to her than her obvious ravishing beauty, producers thought it was time to give her bigger and better roles. In 1944, she was cast as Princess Margaret in The Princess and the Pirate (1944), with Bob Hope and a year later appeared as Ellen Shaula in Wonder Man (1945).
Her popularity increasing with every appearance, Virginia was cast in two more films in 1946, The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), with Danny Kaye, and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), with Dana Andrews, and received good notices as Andrews' avaricious, unfaithful wife. Her roles may have been coming in slow, but with each one her popularity with audiences rose.
She finally struck pay dirt in 1947 with a plum assignment in the well-received The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) as Rosalind van Horn. That same year she married Michael O'Shea and would remain with him until his death in 1973 (the union produced a daughter, Mary Catherine, in 1953).
She got some of the best reviews of her career in James Cagney's return to the gangster genre, White Heat (1949), as Verna, the scheming, cheating wife of homicidal killer Cody Jarrett (Cagney). Parts in Backfire (1950), She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) and South Sea Woman (1953) all showed she was still a force to be reckoned with.
As the decade ended, Virginia's career began to slow down. Early on, using her real name of Virginia Jones, she played a straight woman in vaudeville for four years to a performing horse act.
The “horse” comprised two men known as the Mayo Brothers; hence her stage name. Mayo was once termed “the most beautiful blonde in the world” and her beauty so impressed the Sultan of Morocco than seeing her was “tangible proof of the existence of God.
On August 23, 2018, she was honored with a day of her film work during the TCM Summer Under The Stars. Buried at Valley Oaks Memorial Park 5600 N. Liner Canyon Road, Westlake Village, California.
She has appeared in two films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and White Heat (1949). Personal Quotes (25) I must say Jack Balance was a drag.
We used to call her Miss Sparkle Plenty because she was so vivacious. James Cagney was the most dynamic man who ever appeared on the screen.
He was a beautiful man, charming and gentle, and I think, of all my leading men, he worked best with me. He just sat there watching me, and then he walked right up and kissed me.
Working with comedians like and taught me timing, pace and fine points of acting I never would have learned otherwise. The blacklisting that took place in Hollywood was slightly different from how you hear of it today.
Joseph McCarthy and his methods were a little cruel and drastic. Clint would be over lifting logs or doing other physical things while Brian was lying around taking it easy.
He was an acrobat and did his own trapeze work in one of his films . He grabbed and kissed me so violently that I thought I'd lost my teeth.
Danny was hilarious, always cutting up and doing funny things. I worked with James Cagney in some films including White Heat (1949).
It's a shame because Jimmy gave a magnificent performance. I also worked with Bob Hope, Alan Land, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Joel McCrea, Gregory Peck, Steve Cochran, Gene Nelson, Clint Walker, and Ronald Reagan.
I think the old days were better when there was the studio star system; it was more glamorous. He had a heart attack and died on one of those trips, and no one aboard new how to get the boat back to the dock.
Edit Episode complete credited cast: Kelsey Grammar ... Dr. Fraser Crane Jane Leaves ... Daphne Moon David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Nile's Crane Per Gil pin ... Row Doyle Dan Butler ... Bulldog Bristol John Mahoney ... Martin Crane Billy Campbell ... Dr. Clint Webber (as Bill Campbell) François Giro day ... Robert (as Francois Giro day) Lindsay Price ... Sharon Doug Bunin ... Clerk Jill Clay burgh ... Marie (voice) Edward Hilbert ... Gil Chesterton View production, box office, & company info.
Edit There is a new man at KARL: Dr Clint Webber (guest star Billy Campbell), the host of a show on health issues. Fraser finds it no surprise that Row thinks he is attractive, but it soon becomes apparent that all the other women at the station share this view, and Bulldog is not happy.
Fraser himself decides that he can endure this man being more attractive than he is, assuming that there are other areas in which he surpasses Clint. Before long, though, he learns that Clint is also an old Oxonian, an expert squash player, fluent in French and a godson of José Carr eras.