Actor Clint Walker, the massive star of many western films has passed away at the age of 90. It’s being reported that he died on Monday in Northern California. Walker’s daughter Valerie told TMZ that the family believes he died from a heart problem.
Walker starred in TV’s Cheyenne, The Dirty Dozen, and The Ten Commandments, along with many other movies and TV shows.
Born on May 30, 1927, in Hartford, IL, Walker did stints in the Merchant Marines and in Texas oil fields before moving to Long Beach, CA, and then to Las Vegas, working as a sheriff’s deputy at the Sands Hotel. According to the bio on his website, many celebrities the 6-foot-6 Walker met told him to try his luck in Hollywood. He did.
One of my favorite adventure films he made was Night of the Grizzly (1966).
The actor appeared in several genre productions including Scream of the Wolf (TV Movie) (1974), Killdozer (TV Movie) (1974), Snowbeast (TV Movie) (1977), The White Buffalo (1977), Deadly Harvest (1977), Hysterical (1983), The Serpent Warriors (1985).
Walker continued to work in films and TV, more sporadically, into the 1990s. His final credit was a voice role in the 1998 action-figures movie Small Soldiers.
He was married three times. He is survived by third wife, Susan Cavallari, and a daughter, Valerie, by his first wife, Verna Garver. His twin sister died in 2000.
Horror Patch wishes to express our condolences to Clint Walker’s family and friends. He may be gone but his film legacy will live on forever.
R.I.P. Clint Walker (May 30, 1927) – (May 21, 2018)