However, Sutton was replaced in season 8 with a younger hand, Jim Horn (played by Tim Matheson). In season 6, Clay Grainger (played by John McIntire) took over ownership after his brother’s apparent departure “on business.”   (John Grainger’s abrupt series exit, due to Charles Bickford’s sudden death on November 9, 1967, was never properly explained onscreen.) But guess what – the name of the show is 'The Virginian'.". © Copyright 2020, Where the two presidential candidates stand on senior issues, Virtual classes for older adults are here to stay, COVID-19 realities: Those here now and those likely coming soon. Played by Gary Clarke, Steve was a good friend of both Trampas and the Virginian. He worked alongside Trampas, and the two become good friends. Trampas, a sandy-haired, rowdy cowhand who eventually settled down on the ranch, was by far the most developed character in the series. Nov. 20 – In 1945, 24 Nazi leaders went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany…. TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. Was disappointed that Clu would not give you an interview so we might find out exactly why he hated his time on The Virginian. When Lee J. Cobb also left the show, John Dehner was brought in as the new owner, Morgan Starr. Played by Roberta Shore, from seasons 1 through 4, Betsy was the only daughter of Judge Garth. But he died unexpectedly (during season 6). Still obsessed by show business, he went back to California, this time to the Pasadena Playhouse, where he played small parts. At the start of the series, Betsy is said to be fifteen years old. "We had John Dehner for a short time then Charles came along and he did just a wonderful job," said Drury. John Dehner played a tough and demanding man, who was hard to become friends with, as the Virginian and Trampas soon found out. > Cobb continued to work for (a lot) for another 10 years. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (AP) —Lee J. Cobb, the actor best known on stage for “Death of a Salesman.” on screen for “On the Waterfront” and on television for “The Virginian,” died today at his home in Woodland Hills. But Lee J. Cobb (Garth) is still in the > series open, with Starr a, er, guest starr. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. Set around the year 1886, and loosely based on the 1902 novel by Owen Wister, the series revolved around the tough foreman of the Shiloh Ranch, played by James Drury. IIRC Betsy was in the open > for awhile after the niece came aboard (orginally as a guest star too). Lee J. Cobb left the series near the end of season 4. as The Virginian (1962-71) (all 9 seasons) Shiloh Foreman entry - 1.01 final appearance - 9.24 [249] "Jump Up" (final episode of the series) Doug McClure . Nov. 19 – In 1863, President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania. Early in the series, it was made clear that she was adopted, but nevertheless the Judge treated her as his own. In season 9, The Virginian was revamped, and McIntire, along with Jeanette Nolan, Sara Lane, David Hartman, and Tim Matheson, left the show. (In 1965 Decca Records released an LP of songs from the two singing actors.) Although the Virginian and Mr. Grainger never quite had the father–son relationship that the Virginian and Judge Garth had, they got along well. It follows Bonanza at fourteen seasons and 430 episodes, and Gunsmoke at twenty seasons and 635 episodes. McIntire had earlier taken over the lead role in Wagon Train upon the death of Ward Bond, assuming the role of the new wagonmaster. He brought all those years as a Hollywood star to the role, but he hated the show. He was born on New York's Lower East Side on Dec. 8, 1911. Clu Gulager played the restless deputy Emmett Ryker. Next he joined the cast of Moss Hart's “This Is the Army” and played in it for six months. "He became my best friend and I still miss him terribly.". Drury says he especially enjoys hearing from fans and their love for the series. He was given a standing ovation at the end of the performance, and one critic described Mr. Cobb's Lear as “the finest performance in a distinguished career.”. Elizabeth Grainger (played by Sara Lane), was John Grainger’s granddaughter.