Doug McClure

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Douglas Osborne McClure (born May 11, 1935 in Glendale , California , † February 5, 1995 in Sherman Oaks , California) was an American actor .


McClure was the son of Donald Reed McClure and his wife Clara Haser Clapp. He was best known for his role as a cowboy named Trampas in the television series The People of the Shiloh Ranch . He also played this role in several movies based on the successful series. In the 1970s he also appeared in the series Roots . His most successful and well-known movie was the western The Man from the Great River , in which he played the son-in-law of James Stewart .

Doug McClure also starred in fantasy films such as Caprona - The Forgotten Land , The Sixth Continent , Caprona - The Return of the Dinosaurs , Dive of Terror .

McClure's grave in Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica

Between 1987 and 1991 he played in the series My father is an extraterrestrial the worn-out actor Kyle X Applegate, police chief and previously mayor of the small town of Marlowe in California. This role was a parody, both of himself (worn-out western actor ) and of Ronald Reagan , who was also an actor first before he got into politics . This is also made clear by the fact that there is a sign in the opening credits, which indicates the proximity to Carmel , where Clint Eastwood was mayor.

The character Troy McClure in the animated series The Simpsons is a reference to Doug McClure.

Doug McClure died of lung cancer after starring in multiple roles a year earlier. He was buried in the Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Santa Monica , California. His daughter Tané McClure , born in 1958, is also an actress.

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