James Drury – RIP

Lazlo informs us that James Drury, The Virginian, has passed away.

Here’s Drury having a laugh with Red Skelton-

18 Comments on James Drury – RIP

  1. He acted with his eyebrows. 🙂
    He reminds me of Ken Berry. (Cpt. Parmenter F TROOP)
    I guess I should check out The Virginian.

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  2. Remember his show as a youngster. Great entertainment. Was also a incredible artist and a musical composer which many people are unaware.

  3. Nobody better bug me when the Virginian comes on today.
    A sad, sad day.
    I liked him better than Robert Conrad
    If Gordon Lightfoot dies this year, 2020, when it passes, will never be mentioned by me ever again.
    I will refer to it as ‘That Year’

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  4. The cast and their interaction made that show. Doug McClure,James Drury,Clu Gulager etc.

    The Virginian is in syndication all over heck and back, I watch about two episodes a night.

    Rumor has it you had to pass a Horseman Ship test to even be considered as a guest star.

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  5. I never watched that show as a kid, but caught a show a few months ago which featured a pre Star Trek Leonard Nimoy, along with Michael “This is Kang” Ansara

    So, to sum up I actually saw a show which had Spock, The Virginian and the greatest Klingon ever in a well written story

    Grest stuff, Ed .. great

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  6. The first television show I ever saw in color was The Virginian. My grandmother, who was babysitting while our parents were out, took us to her friend’s, Bertha Merkle, house and Bertha had just gotten a new color television that day. I was less than impressed because I wanted to watch the Patty Duke Show and said as much. I’ll never forget Mrs. Merkle’s retort: “But it’s not in COLOR!”

    Rest in infinite peace, Virginian.

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  7. My grandmother always made me watch Lawrence Welk so I could learn some culture. I would have preferred The Virginian.

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  8. And I read somewhere that he and his band entertained the troops in Vietnam.

    RIP
    Enjoyed his work.
    Did a couple of stints on “Lawman,” too.

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