Clint Walker, was born in Hartford, Illinois on May 30, 1927. His real name is Norman Eugene Walker and he had a twin brother.
Clint`s childhood was hard, and his family was forced to move a lot. He took his life into his own hands at the age of 16 when he dropped out of high school and started working in a factory. He started moving a lot also, arriving in Las Vegas, where he worked as a deputy Sheriff at a hotel. There, he met a lot of stars that encouraged him to try his luck in the movie business.
He had the luck to meet Cecil B. Demille, who gave him a chance and a part in his movie, “ The ten commandments “ .
After his first job, a friend helped him get some minor roles, but those brought the attention of Warner Bros. which gave Clint a job in the Cheyenne series, one
of the best western series ever.
Cheyenne ran for eight seasons and became the first hour-long western on TV.
His physique also helped him in getting that role, as he was 1.98m tall and a very strong guy.
After that role, everybody wanted him on their movies, being a young star, and he was cast in many films like: “None but the brave” , “ Fort Dobbs” , “The dirty dozen “ , “ Send me no flowers “ , “The night of the Grizzly” and many others.
Also, he recorded an album for Warner Bros., having a beautiful voice.
Clint Walker, was married 3 times. With the first wife he had a daughter, born in 1950 and in 1968 they divorced. He got married again in 1974 but the second wife, Giselle, died in 1994. In 1997 he married Susan Cavallari and now they live together in Grass Valley, California.
Who was the most important person in Clint`s life?
The most important person in Clint`s life was Cecil B. Demille, who gave him a chance and belived in him.
Was Clint only an actor?
No, Clint Walker was also a singer as he recorded an album for Warner Bros.
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