City of Santa Clarita | 2019 Western Walk of Stars Induction Ceremony
The city of Santa Clarita honored three Western film legends Thursday night during the annual Walk of Western Stars Induction Ceremony at William S. Hart Park in Old Town Newhall.
Since 1981, The Walk of Western Stars has honored the legends of Western film, television and radio who have contributed to America’s heritage. Inductees are honored with bronze stars and terrazzo tiles stamped into Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
After portraying The Virginian for nine years, he returned to stage theatre across the United States. Mr. Drury has appeared as a special guest in numerous films and television shows throughout the years. Known for his distinctive voice, he has done many documentaries and audio books too. Mr. Drury is close friends with Robert Fuller, who is also being honored with a star in 2019.
Mr. Fuller is also known for his role of Dr. Kelly Brackett in the medical series Emergency! and his role of Vin in Return of the Seven (a sequel to Magnificent Seven). Prior to his retirement in the 1990s, Robert played supporting roles in more than 20 television shows. Mr. Fuller is close friends with James Drury, who is also being honored with a star in 2019.
Mr. White appeared in 345 film and television shows, of that 264 were of the Western genre, beginning in 1936 with Everybody’s Old Man and ending in 1975 with Beyond the Bermuda Triangle. The films that made Dan most famous were his numerous appearances in B-Westerns, typically portraying the antagonist. Some of his most well-known were The Yearling, Distant Drums, Red River, To Kill a Mockingbird, Giant, Duel in the Sun, Four Faces West, Jailhouse Rock and Touch of Evil.