New Walk of Western Stars Inductees to be Unveiled as Part of 2019 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

Post Date:02/25/2019 10:14 AM

NEW WALK OF WESTERN STARS INDUCTEES TO BE UNVEILED AS PART OF
2019 SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL

 

The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to attend the unveiling of the newest inductees on the Walk of Western Stars on Thursday, April 11, at 5:00 p.m. The event will officially kick off the 26th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by California Resources Corporation, which opens its doors to the public at William S. Hart Park in Old Town Newhall on April 13 and 14. The unveiling will take place on Main Street in Old Town Newhall, and free parking will be available in the public lot on the corner of Ninth Street and Railroad Avenue.

The 2019 inductees include Western actors James Drury, Robert Fuller and Dan White. Since 1981, the City has honored Western television, radio and film stars, and the newest inductees will join them with their own bronze stars.

James Drury, who is best known for his starring role in the television series “The Virginian,” began his acting career in 1954. He started out with small parts, and eventually made his way to roles in Western films such as “Love Me Tender” and “The Last Wagon,” as well as television series including “Gunsmoke” and “Rifleman.” His distinctive voice has been featured in various documentaries and audio books as well.

Robert Fuller’s career spanned five decades and included many guest roles on Western television shows. He starred in his better known roles as Jess Harper on the television series “Laramie,” and as Cooper Smith on “Wagon Train” before retiring in the 1990s.

Dan White grew up in Florida, but moved his family to California to pursue his acting career. White lived in Hollywood and Newhall during most of his career and even portrayed William S. Hart in a series of films. Out of the 345 film and television shows White appeared in, 264 were of the Western genre.

Community members are invited to further celebrate the newest inductees at the Walk of Western Stars Induction Ceremony at 6:00 p.m., following the unveiling. The Induction Ceremony will be held at Hart Hall inside William S. Hart Park and will include dinner, a montage of the inductees’ work and a Q&A session. Tickets for the Induction Ceremony are available for purchase at cowboyfestival.org for $60. Seating is assigned, with doors opening at 5:45 p.m.

For more information about the Walk of Western Stars Unveiling or Induction Ceremony, please call (661) 250-3735 or email cowboy@santa-clarita.com.          

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