Doug McClure Biography

Born asDouglas Osborne McClure
SpousesDorothy Bracken (1956–1962)
Gila Martow (1963–1995)
BornMay 11, 1935
Glendale, California, USA
DiedFebruary 5, 1995
Sherman Oaks, California, USA
CauseLung cancer
Aged59 years
Doug McClure was a well known American actor best recognized for his roles in western tv series during the 1960s as well as early 70s. Born Douglas Osborne McClure on May 11, 1935, in Glendale, California, he matured as an only youngster. His daddy, Donald Reed McClure, was an Irish immigrant who worked in the electronic production industry, while his mom, Clara Elsie, was an English registered nurse.

Doug's first brush with the entertainment industry was during his senior high school years, where he signed up with the drama club and also joined different plays. After high school, McClure briefly participated in the University of California in Los Angeles but soon delegated fully concentrate on his acting career. In the 1950s, Doug McClure wed starlet Faye Brash, and also they had 2 children, Tane and Valerie.

McClure's occupation started in the late 1950s when he began guest-starring on prominent television programs such as The Twilight Zone, The Case of the Dangerous Robin, and also The Loretta Young Show. He also made appearances in preferred western shows like Maverick and also Bonanza. McClure's fascinating performances as well as likability rapidly made him an audience fave.

He got his luck when he was cast as Trampas in the hit NBC western television series, The Virginian, which aired from 1962 to 1971. Playing the duty for the whole nine years it got on air, Doug McClure came to be a home name, and also the series was amongst the longest-running western series in tv history. After The Virginian, McClure remained to appear in various other widely known western TV shows like Barbary Coast and Out of This World.

During the 1970s, Doug transitioned to films, most notably starring in a collection of low-budget science-fiction films known as the "Amicus Productions." Several of the noticeable films in which he starred consist of At the Earth's Core (1976), The Land That Time Forgot (1975), and The People That Time Forgot (1977). McClure's career slowed down in the 1980s, but he still emerged in various television shows as well as movies.

Doug's individual life was tumultuous throughout his profession, having actually been married five times: Faye Brash, his secondary school sweetie; Helen Crane, a wealthy socialite; Diane Furnberg, a starlet, as well as version; Jo Ann Smith, and also lastly Diane Soldani, with whom he had a child, Kaylee.

Sadly, in his later years, McClure battled with alcoholism and, in the very early 1990s, was detected with lung cancer cells. Despite these battles, Doug remained to operate in film as well as television, also approving a celebrity on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994 for his life time accomplishments in the entertainment industry. Tragically, on February 5, 1995, Doug McClure passed away at the age of 59 in California, leaving a tradition as a famous American western actor whose charismatic performances recorded the hearts as well as creativities of fans around the world.

Our collection contains 2 quotes who is written / told by Doug.

Related authors: Loretta Young (Actress), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)

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2 Famous quotes by Doug McClure

Small: What you think of a name depends so much on the people you know by that name
"What you think of a name depends so much on the people you know by that name"
Small: My Pa always said, Live fast, die laughing, thats the way to do it
"My Pa always said, 'Live fast, die laughing,' that's the way to do it"