In the article of today we will talk about a famous American actor that has left great movies behind him. It is Doug McClure and he was very popular at his time.
First of all we have to say that the real name of Doug McClure was Douglas Osborne McClure.
People usually know him as a cowboy Trampas because he was acting in the Western series called The Virginian. Doug McClure was one of the most popular American actors and he had more than 500 appearances in different movies and series.
If you continue to read this article, you will get to know all about his career, but also all about his personal life.
First we will tell you something about the early years of Doug McClure and after that you will see the development of his career.
Also, we will tell you the most important things from the private life of Doug McClure and we will describe you in short his physical appearance.
After reading this article, you will certainly understand why Doug McClure was so popular during his life and why people love his films.
We hope that you will enjoy to read this article and that you will find out all you wanted to know about this actor.
If you have already watched any of his movies, then you must be curious to find out all about Doug McClure.
If you didn’t, this article will certainly motivate you to do that as soon as possible.
Doug McClure was born in California in the U.S., actually in the place called Glendale. His mother was from England and her name was Clara Elsie (1907-1997). She moved to the U.S. in the year 1915.
She married later to Donald Reed McClure, who was Irish-American. He was the father of Doug McClure and they had also one more son, Donald Reed McClure Jr. He was the only brother of Doug McClure.
Now we will tell you something about the education of this famous actor. He was going on the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).
After that he made his first steps in acting. In the following chapter you will have the opportunity to see something about the career of Doug McClure and we will tell you what his most popular films are.
The most popular films of Doug McClure are The Enemy Below, Because They’re Young, The Unforgiven, etc. As we have already said, he was acting as a cowboy Trampas in the Western series The Virginian in 1962. This role made him very famous.
We have also to mention the western Overland Trail as well as the detective series under the name Checkmate. One of the most popular series in which he acted is Search and also The Barbary Coast. We can also mention that McClure acted in 3 episodes of the western series called 26 Men. Another episodic role of Doug McClure is in the series Mackenzie’s Raiders and Mr Denton on Doomsday.
It is interesting to say that Doug McClure appeared in the commercials for Hamms Beer and also in many science fiction films of low-budget: The People That Time Forgot, At the Earth’s Core, etc.
We have already mentioned that Doug McClure appeared more than 500 times in different movies, series and other television products, so it is impossible to mention all his roles.
However, there is one thing that will certainly tell you how popular he was. In Hollywood Doug McClure was awarded the star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
We have told you the most important facts about his career and now it is time to find out something about his private life.
The first thing we have to say about the personal life of Doug McClure is that it was very interesting and exciting. This famous actor had a lot of women in his life. He was very handsome and attractive, so women simply loved him.
Doug McClure married 5 times until his death. He divorced 4 times and he was in a marriage with his fifth wife at the moment of his death.
The first wife of Doug McClure was Faye Brash and they were in a marriage from 1957 untl 1961 and they had one child.
The second wife of Doug McClure was BarBara Luna and their marriage lasted from 1961 until 1963. The name of the third wife of Doug McClure was Helen Crane and they were in a marriage from 1965 until 1968.
The next marriage of Doug McClure was with Diane Soldani and they had one child. Their marriage was from 1970 until 1979. The last wife of Doug McClure was Diane Furnberg and they were together until his death in 1995. Doug McClure had lung cancer and he died from that illness. He was fighting against the lung cancer for about 2 years.
He died on February 5, 1995, when he was 59 years old. He died in California, actually in Sherman Oaks.
As we have already mentioned, Doug McClure had two children, actually two daughters. One of them was Tané McClure, who is now a very famous actress and singer. Doug McClure had this daughter with Faye Brash. Another daughter’s name is Valerie. The granddaughter of this actor is an actress Kayla Arendts and she is best known for acting in the horror movie Revamped.
The best friends of Doug McClure were the actors James Drury and Robert Fuller. Now when you have seen something about the early years, career and personal life of Doug McClure, you will see the most important things from his biography.
Full name: Douglas Osborne McClure
Nick name: Doug
Date of birth: May 11, 1935
Birth place: Glendale, California, U.S.
Date of death: February 5, 1995 (He died at the age of 59)
Death Place: Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Resting Place: Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica
Occupation: He was an actor.
Education: The University of California, Los Angeles
Films: Friendly Persuasion (1956)
The Enemy Below (1957)
South Pacific (1958)
Because They’re Young (1960)
Nobody’s Perfect (1968)
The Birdmen (1971)
Prime Suspect (1989)
These are only a couple of the films in which Doug McClure acted, but there are also many others. He had both the main roles in those films and episodic roles. He acted not only in movies, but also in the series, mostly in the western series, as we have already mentioned above.
Personal Life and Family
Marital status: He was married 5 times and divorced 4 times. He stayed with his fifth wife until his death.
Wives names: Faye Brash, Barbara Luna, Helen Crane, Diane Soldani, Diane Furnberg
Children: He had two daughters with two different wives (Faye Brash und Diane Soldani). One of his children is a popular actress Tané McClure. Another daughter of Doug McClure is Valerie.
Siblings: He had brother Donald Reed McClure Jr.
Mother’s Name: Clara Elsie (English)
Father’s Name: Donald Reed McClure (Irish – American)
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 1.85 m (6’ 1’’)
Hair Color: blond
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $11 Million
There are different information about the net worth and salary of Doug McClure, but the estimated net worth of this actor in 2019 is approximately $11 Million.
Even though Doug McClure is not alive anymore, his films and series are earning a lot of money every year, which of course goes to his family.
Doug McClure was very successful in his career and also one of the richest actors of that time.
You have seen in this article that Doug McClure was a very famous American actor who had appearances in more than 500 movies, series, etc. He is best known for his acting in the Western series The Virginian. His role of the cowboy Trampas attracted the audience all around the world.
Also, there were many other movies important for the career of Doug McClure.
As we have said, this actor was born in the year 1935 in Glendale, California, while he died in the year 1995 in Sherman Oaks, California. His life was full of successes and he got a star in the Hollywood Walk of the Fame. When it comes to the education of Doug McClure, we have to say that he attended the University of California in Los Angeles, before he became so popular in his career.
The private life of Doug McClure was especially interesting. He married five times and he had two daughters. He stayed with his last wife until his death. Doug McClure died from the lung cancer.
We have told you in this article the names of his wives as well as the names of his daughters.
We hope that this article helped you understand better the life and the whole career of Doug McClure.
We are sure that from now on you will be watching his movies with more enthusiasm and curiosity.
Even though Doug McClure is not with us anymore, his movies are still very popular and people all around the world watch them.