59 (passed away Feb. 5th, 1995)
May. 11th, 1935
Glendale, California, USA
Doug McClure's Main TV Roles
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Educated at UCLA, this blond leading man long made a career of apparent agelessness. He played one young sidekick after another through numerous movies and one TV series after another, playing 20ish roles into his late 40s. Although he made more than 500 appearances in his career (counting TV episodes separately), he is undoubtedly best remembered as Trampas in the series "The Virginian" (1962) and Backtrack! (1969). McClure was fighting cancer the last couple of years before his death; despite this, he continued working, appearing in Maverick (1994) as one of the gamblers, as well as in Riders in the Storm (1995) and episodes of "Burke's Law" (1994) and "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues" (1993) which didn't appear until after his death. McClure got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame shortly before his death.
- Ex-father-in-law of 'Jonathan Cain (I)' (qv).
- Played the 'Errol Flynn (I)' (qv) role in a re-make of _Against All Flags (1952)_ (qv) titled _The King's Pirate (1967)_ (qv). Ironically, both men died prematurely: Flynn at age 50 and McClure at age 59.
- Father of 'Tane McClure' (qv) and Valerie.
- Along with 'Troy Donahue' (qv), he was the inspiration for the "Troy McClure" character on _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv).
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