Not all the good guys wore white hats.
James Drury, best known for his role as ranch foreman in The Virginian, typically wore a black cowboy hat. And continues to do so to this day.
The laconic, lanky, and dark haired cowboy made many appearances in classic western shows, including Gunsmoke, Cheyenne, and The Rifleman. However, many of his roles in the lesser known shows, like The Rebel, The Range Rider, and Black Saddle, most folks have never heard of. It’s been my tradition to review one of his shows or films around his birthday week (you can read last year’s review Ten Who Dared here), and this week it’s going to be one of those little known episodes, so stay tuned!
James Drury played many roles through the years, but to most Americans he will always be known as “the Virginian,” “Ramrod,” or “Boss Man” –the man with no name.
Wishing him a very happy 83rd birthday!
(the above portrait is for available for purchase here!)
“If there’s a wrong; you fight it. If you don’t you become part of it. That ain’t so hard to understand, is it.”
~James Drury, in “The Virginian”