Clint Walker passes

| May 23, 2018 | 30 Comments

Bobo sends us the sad news that Clint Walker has passed at the age of 90. Best known as Cheyenne Bodie in his television series “Cheyenne”, Walker also served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

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  1. Hack Stone says:

    Are you sure that he was in the Merchant Marines? Hack recalls watching an episode of The Jack Benny Program when he had Clint Walker on as a guest. Jack made a few comments about how similar they were, both having served in the Navy and both tall handsome leading men. For some reason, that second comment generated a lot of laughter.

  2. Combat Historian says:


    PVT Posey,
    England, 1944

  3. Non Cedo Ferio says:

    Wow just watched Yuma the other day. Wondered about what he’s been up to and Wikipedia searched him. Big man Big talent Rip

    • rgr769 says:

      Remember watching him ride away from the camera in episodes of “Cheyenne.” He was so tall and large across the shoulders and back, it looked like he was riding a pony instead of a full-sized horse.

  4. OWB says:

    From back in the day when being a man’s man was a good thing. We need more life models such as Clint.

    RIP, sir.

  5. RGR 4-78 says:

    Enjoyed watching your shows and movies, thanks.

    Rest in Peace.

  6. 26Limabeans says:

    “Good guy”
    We are running out of them.

  7. AW1Ed says:

    Fair winds and following seas, Mr. Walker.

  8. Thunderstixx says:

    He was a dear friend of Mark Levin and spoke with Mark on his show for years.
    He was as conservative as Levin is, just bigger, better looking, and, with a better voice !!!

  9. Ex-PH2 says:

    My grandfather used to say, “Oh, for the days when men were men and women were glad of it.”

    Happy trails, Mr. Walker. There’s a campfire just over the hill.

  10. M48DAT says:

    Fair winds and following seas Sailor. How cool is it just to be called Clint?

  11. Slick Goodlin says:

    I’m a Fifties’ kid.

    Every Warner Brothers Cowboy TV show had a unique name, Cheyenne, Maverick, Bronco, Sugarfoot…..and a Theme Song:

    “Cheyenne, Cheyenne, where will you be campin’ tonight?
    Lonely man, Cheyenne, will your heart stay free and light?
    Dream, Cheyenne, of a girl you may never love
    Move along, Cheyenne, like the restless cloud up above”.

    • cc senor says:

      Strange how that works. Can’t remember what I had for supper last night, but remember the lyrics for theme songs for shows like Johnny Yuma, Have Gun Will Travel, Swamp Fox, Bat Masterson, and so many more.

      • Thunderstixx says:

        Then head over to YouTube and watch the best of the Spaghetti Western musical scores from Ennio Morricone performed by the Danish Symphony Orchestra…
        Sarah Hicks from the Minneapolis Orchestra is the conductor and is about the most graceful conductors in music these days.
        I guarantee you will enjoy the hell out of them.

        • David says:

          There is a great CD called ‘The Wild, Wild Westerns’ that has the themes to Silverado, Magnificent Seven, The Cowboys, and several others – including the William Tell Overture for you Lone Ranger fans. For non-spaghetti themes, best look for music by Elmer Bernstein – he wrote most of the best (as well as The Great Escape music.)

    • Mick says:

      A lot of those old TV westerns can still be found playing on the ‘GRIT’ and ‘STARZENCORE Westerns’ cable TV networks.

      For example, today STARZENCORE Westerns is running episodes of ‘Wagon Train’, ‘Cheyenne’, ‘Laramie’, ‘Death Valley Days’, ‘Tales of Wells Fargo’, and ‘Wanted: Dead or Alive’ (starring Steve McQueen).

      Old episodes of ‘Daniel Boone’ starring Fess Parker can also be found on the ‘INSP’ cable TV network.

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      Slick: Don’t forget Canadia’s greatest export, Sergeant Preston of RCMP and the 18th century’s contribution to our character formation and sense of history, The Swamp Fox.

      • Slick Goodlin says:

        I absolutely did not forget them!
        Just didn’t have time to list them all.
        Burned into my brain when I was nine:

        Swamp Fox! Swamp Fox!
        Tail on his hat,
        Nobody knows where The Swamp Fox’s at.
        Swamp Fox! Swamp Fox!
        Hiding in the glen,
        He runs away to fight again.

    • Cacti35 says:

      If memory serves me correct they used to rotate those shows. Cheyenne was my favorite but I liked Bronco Lane and Sugarfoot too. Maverick was OK except he didn’t kick enough ass.

  12. M48DAT says:

    Do you remember Hondo? I remember the episode when he revived an unconscious baby by firing a pistol near it’s head. No shit, no wonder why we volunteered for the Army

  13. Jason says:

    Sad to hear. My brother was named after him.

  14. Guard Bum says:

    As I have entered my senior years I find myself increasingly drawn to and enjoying the TV shows of my youth like Cheyene, Death Valley Days, Mayberry RFD etc and I think he is spot on, kids are going to emulate someone.

    I have had my share of ups and downs but my heros have always been both fictional and real men of virtue and I am a better man for it.

    RIP Mr Walker.

  15. Sparks says:

    Rest in peace Mr. Walker. I miss the westerns from the 50s. TV shows and movies with men like him. Thank you Sir for all the good shows. You will be missed.

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