“Forgotten Hollywood”- Television Loses Two…

Posted on April 5, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Two familiar faces during television’s Golden Age have crossed the rainbow bridge. The first entry… we celebrate the one-year anniversary of his passing.

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“`James Drury was an actor best remembered as the star of The Virginian. It ran on NBC for nine seasons.  His starring turn on the western guaranteed appearances on many small screen programs, including  Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, Rawhide, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-InThe Rifleman, Wagon Train, Ironside, and Walker Texas Ranger.

“`Prior to his work on television, Drury co-starred in classic movies, such  The Blackboard Jungle, Forbidden Planet, Love Me or Leave Me, The Tender Trap, Love Me Tender, Pollyanna, and Ride the High Country. He was fortunate to work with Glenn Ford, James Cagney, Sidney Poitier, Doris Day, Walter Pidgeon, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Joel McCrea, and Randolph Scott.

“`James Drury actually died on April 6, 2020 and was eighty-five.




“`Gloria Henry was an actress best known as the mother of Dennis the Menace. Typecast as Alice Mitchell, her career was brief.

“`On the big screen, Henry was cast in Kill the UmpireBulldog Drummond Strikes Back, Johnny Allegro, Miss Grant Takes Richmond, and Rancho Notorious. On television, she guest-starred in  The Abbott and Costello Show, My Little Margie, HazelPerry Mason, The Life of Riley, Father Knows Best, Falcon Crest, and Dallas.

“`Gloria Henry turned nighty-eight on Saturday.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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