Your Favorite-TV Western Star?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Luvtemps, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    For those here who like the old TV westerns,who's the one for you? My main man is big-Clint[Cheyenne]Walker.
     
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  2. JoeOnWheels

    JoeOnWheels Well-Known Member

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    Chuck Connors as the Rifleman. Connors had a leg up with a 1/2 hr show (most of the westerns of that era often seemed to stretch half-hour scripts to fit 60 minute slots), relatively good writers and cast, and an interesting premise (a family-friendly Wm Munny).
    Gabby Hayes and Robert Duvall came to mind originally, but Gabby was a western host on his show, and Lonesome Dove may be outside the era you're focusing on.
     
  3. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Robert Fuller aka Jess Harper Laramie.
     
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  4. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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  5. ssmith3046

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    Richard Boone, Paladin.
     
  6. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

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    1. James Garner
    2. James Garner
    3. James Garner
     
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  7. alexpop

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    Spoiled for choice back in the day, so many great tv western shows.
     
  8. milankey

    milankey Forum Resident

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    That's funny I was gonna say James Garner also.
    They created a great character in Maverick - a lovable con who did his best to avoid conflicts and gunfights, and Garner played him perfectly. :righton:
     
  9. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

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    Rick Dalton
     
  10. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Clint Walker...
     
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  11. pc-Ray

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  12. Jerrika

    Jerrika Supernatural

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    I never watched TV westerns, only films. My favorite star was Clint Eastwood.
     
  13. Linus

    Linus Forum Resident

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    Richard Long and Lee Majors in The Big Valley.
    And another nod to Chuck Connors but for Branded this time.
    For me it was all about the hats, who had the coolest, so Doug McClure in the Virginian also rates highly.
     
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  14. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

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    And Jay Silverheels.
     
  15. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith Forum Resident

    Hannibal Hayes

    (…….closely followed by The Virginian's James Drury).
     
  16. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I also liked-Guy Williams as-Will Cartwright[Bonanza].
     
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  17. BILLONEEG

    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

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    Male - Lorne Greene
    Female - Barbara Stanwyck
     
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  18. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

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    And Pete Duel and Jack Kelly
     
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  19. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Not enough love for the TV westerns ⭐️ in this thread.
     
  20. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Well-Known Member

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    Ditto! He's the first one I ever took a liking to (because of how good Have Gun, Will Travel was; good enough for me to have the whole series now).
     
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  21. razerx

    razerx Who me?

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    Aside from Bonanza and Kung Fu reruns I don’t recall any TV westerns. I am referring to 70’s television.
     
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  22. feinstei9415

    feinstei9415 Forum Resident

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    I liked "Laramie", especially when "December Bride's" Spring Byington joined the cast.... So I guess my favorite TV-western star is Spring Byington... I also really liked the "Laramie" theme song....




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  23. alexpop

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    Best TV westerns late 1950s/early 1960s ..couple of good shows after that imo.
     
  24. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Let’s not forget the granddaddy of them all
    The Lone Ranger(1949/1957).
    What a stirring theme tune.
     
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  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Apart from Kung Fu ..tv westerns died out in the seventies.
    Centennial(1978/79) miniseries is excellent. Though I only seen it a few years ago ( DVD). Missed out on TV from 1977- till 1982.
     

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