James Drury’s brush with greatness — Encountering genuine article John Wayne

Ready for action! An iconic snapshot of John Wayne in character as Davy Crockett on the Brackettville, Texas, set of “The Alamo,” fall 1959. Photography by Denver Pyle or Bernie Abramson / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

James Drury was a resilient performer who commanded TV airwaves for nine years as the title character of Owen Wister’s The Virginian. Drury’s impressive résumé is littered with roles alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Folks like James Arness [Gunsmoke], Clint Eastwood [Rawhide], Richard Boone [Have Gun Will Travel], and Elvis Presley [Love Me

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Jeremy Roberts

Jeremy Roberts

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Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ something fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net