James Drury Overview:

Actor, James Drury, was born James Child Drury on Apr 18, 1934 in New York City, NY. Drury died at the age of 86 on Apr 6, 2020 in Houston, TX .

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Chats with the Caf? about "The Virginian," Sam Peckinpah, and "The Yank"

By Rick29 on Jun 3, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Television Western icon starred as The Virginian on NBC from 1962-71. The 90-minute series aired 249 episodes, making it one of television's most enduring Westerns. The series continues to air today and attract new fans. Mr. Drury, who was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performe... Read full article


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Billy Hammond: You know, Elder, I hate to get married with one of my brothers smellin' bad enough to gag a dog off a Gut Wagon.


Billy Hammond: Ain't you got no sense of family honour?


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Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1991.

In 1971 appeared in Finland for four appearances in different Mid-Summer's festivals. At the time he was very popular there after having been in the TV series "The Virginian" (1962). He was told that kind of reception he got in Finland was like Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra got in USA.

The son of a New York University professor of marketing, he was born in New York City but later grew up on a ranch in Oregon where he developed an affinity for horses and the outdoor life.

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