Actor Doug McClure

Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 25, 2011

Q: I would like to know something about Doug McClure, who played Trampas on The Virginian.

—Ann Brown, Troy, Idaho

The Glendale, Calif., native appeared in more than two dozen films, including South Pacific, Gidget, Shenandoah, The Land That Time Forgot and Maverick. He starred in three additional TV series—Overland Trail, Checkmate and Barbary Coast—and was a guest actor on dozens of other shows. McClure, who married five times and had two daughters, died of lung cancer in 1995 at age 59. "Anytime I laid eyes on Doug, I couldn't help smiling," his Virginian co-star, James Drury, once recalled. "He was the finest guy I ever knew."