‘Walking Tall’

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 16, 2007

Q Who played the sheriff in the original Walking Tall, and what was the real sheriff's name?
—Fran Cockensham, Seymour, Ind.

Joe Don Baker starred in Walking Tall, the 1973 movie based on the true story of crime-busting Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser. A veteran of dozens of movies, Baker made his debut as an uncredited extra in Cool Hand Luke in 1967.