Clint Walker, star of TV’s ‘Cheyenne,’ dies at age 91

One of America’s greatest on screen cowboys, starring in the movie Yuma and TV series Cheyenne.

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Clint Walker, the man who played the title character in the TV western series “Cheyenne,” has died.

Clint Walker’s daughter Valerie Walker tells the Associated Press that her father died Monday of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Grass Valley, Calif., at age 91.

We take a look back at his work with these fan favorites.

 

According to Wikipedia “Walker left school to work at a factory and on a river boat, then joined the United States Merchant Marine at the age of 17 in the last months of World War II.[1] After leaving the Merchant Marine, he worked doing odd jobs in Brownwood, Texas, Long Beach, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada, where he worked as a doorman at the Sands Hotel. Walker was also employed as a sheet metal worker and a nightclub bouncer.”

He starred in the movie Yuma.

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And here’s and Interview with Clint.

 

We’ve included Cheyenne as one of the best classic TV westerns.

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End your day with a smile, a happy thought, and a grateful heart.
Clint Walker

 

Without chiropractic care, I couldn’t have existed with my work as a TV and film actor.
Clint Walker

When the War ended in 1945, I started selling vacuum cleaners door to door. Then I sold insurance door to door. I even tried selling cars.
Clint Walker

 

Well, The Dirty Dozen was like a vacation.
Clint Walker

 

I seldom ever missed a Gary Cooper picture if I could manage to see it.
Clint Walker

So, I got into the law enforcement game. I worked for an outfit called Newton Detective Agency for a while. I worked eight hours on the waterfront making sure the longshoremen didn’t take too many things.
Clint Walker

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Another thing I recall was falling in love with Shirley Temple when I was nine or ten.
Clint Walker

Because I had worked the river boats some summers, pushing as far as New Orleans, I joined the Merchant Marine.
Clint Walker

 

That tv box has a tremendous capacity to reach people.
Clint Walker

 

As a youngster I worked the river boats going down the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, pushing barges to Chicago, then all the way down to New Orleans.
Clint Walker

 

 

I think you always have regrets.
Clint Walker

 

 

 

 

 

Our condolences to his friends and family. What do you remember about Clint? RIP

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