After Over 6 Decades On Television, Hollywood's Famous Cowboy Norman Eugene 'Clint' Walker Dies At 90


May 24, 2018 14:51 By Fabiosa

50’s Western star, Norman Eugene 'Clint' Walker, has died at the age of 90. He started out acting after signing up with agent Henry Wilson who offered him a role in Bowery Boys. Later on, he caught the attention of film maker Cecil B. DeMille and got another role in The Ten Commandments.


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In the span of his career, he made appearances as 41 different characters between 1954 to 1998. He is best known for playing Cheyenne Bodie in Cheyenne on ABC from 1955 to 1963.

Walker died as a result of congestive heart failure. TMZ reports that the actor’s wife Susan and his daughter were beside him at the time of his tragic passing on Monday in Grass Valley, California.


Born Norman Eugene 'Clint' Walker in Hartford Illinois, Walker first found work in factories. By the time he was 17, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines just around the end of the World War II.

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In 1997, he was awarded the Golden Boot and also has a star on the Hollywood's Walk of Fame at 1505 Vine Street. He was also inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2004.

© Fort Dobbs (1958) / Warner Bros

The actor almost lost his life in May of 1971 when his heart was impaled on a ski pole at Mammoth Mountain, California. After being pronounced dead, an observant doctor noticed some signs of life. Walker was operated on and made a quick recovery, he was back to work in two months.

© The Night of the Grizzly (1966) / Paramount Pictures

Walker was married three times, first to Verna Garver in 1948, to Giselle Hennessy in 1974, and finally to Susan Cavallari in 1997. Fans and friends of the late actor continue to share their condolences on social media.

His passing is a big blow to the Hollywood community, but he will always be remembered for his contributions to the world of Westerns.

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