Douglas Osborne McClure (May 11, 1935 â€“ February 5, 1995) was an American actor whose career in film and television extended from the 1950s to the 1990s.
McClure was born in Glendale, California to Donald Reed McClure and Clara Clapp. He is known for his appearances in the TV western series The Virginian (McClure played "Trampas"), the 1960 television detective series Checkmate opposite Sebastian Cabot, and science fiction films like The Land That Time Forgot. In 1967 he played the Errol Flynn role in a re-make of Against All Flags titled The King's Pirate. McClure has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7065 Hollywood Blvd. He starred in Out of This World later in his career.
Along with Troy Donahue, he gave his name to the character of Troy McClure on The Simpsons. McClure died from lung cancer in Sherman Oaks, California at the age of 59, and is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery. He is survived by two daughters, Valerie and Tane McClure, who is also an actor.
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Humanoids from the Deep is a 1980 horror/science fiction thriller, starring Doug McClure and Vic Morrow. Roger Corman served as the film's (uncredited) Executive Producer, and the film was distributed by his New World Pictures. It was directed by Barbara Peeters (aka Barbara Peters).
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Warlords of Atlantis was a 1978 science fiction, fantasy film. As the title suggests, the film is about a trip to the lost world of Atlantis. The movie was directed by Kevin Connor from a screen play by Brian Hayles. It was filmed in color with mono sound and English dialogue, and ran for 96 minutes. Warlords of Atlantis received a MPAA rating of PG and was also novelized by Paul Victor.
Around the turn of the century, British archaeologist Professor Aitken and his son, Charles, have chartered a ship called the Texas Rose to take them out to sea. There, they plan to dive underwater in a diving bell designed by American engineer Greg Collinson. Although everyone aboard the ship, including Greg, thinks that the Professors Aitken are just going to look at fish, Charles and his father are secretly searching for proof of the existence of the lost city of Atlantis. He and Greg find it on their first dive - and then some. First they are attacked by a reptilian sea monster which comes through...
The People That Time Forgot is a 1977 fantasy/adventure film based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was the third and final film in a series of Burroughs adaptations produced by Britain's Amicus Productions, all directed by Kevin Connor. Like the other two titles, the film was distributed in the United States by American International Pictures.The film is a direct sequel to The Land That Time Forgot, the surprise sleeper hit that initiated the series in 1975. The story follows a rescue expedition, led by Patrick Wayne in search of his friend, played by Doug McClure, who had vanished many years before. The expedition ends up in the same fantastic prehistoric land where dinosaurs and barbarian tribes of men coexist....,
At the Earth's Core is a 1976 science fiction film directed by Kevin Connor and starring Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro and Doug McClure, filmed in Technicolor. It was based on the science fiction novel At the Earth's Core, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first book of his Pellucidar series, in token of which the film is also known as Edgar Rice Burroughs' At the Earth's Core. Some aspects of this film (such as the drilling machine) are later seen in The Core (2003).
Abner Perry, a Victorian era scientist (Cushing), and his financier David Innes (McClure) make a test run of their Iron Mole drilling machine in a Welsh mountain, but end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird, and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen...
Escape of the Birdmen (UK title The Birdmen ) was a made for TV Action/Adventure movie filmed in 1971. The film was based on P.R. Reid's "ESCAPE FROM COLDITZ", which chronicled an actual POW escape attempt during WW2. "They used to boast there were only two ways to escape from Hitler's Beckstadt prison... to die...or to sprout wings." During World War II, American soldier Harry Cook is sent to Norway to aid in the defection of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans. Before they can escape Europe, they are captured and sent to a POW prison camp in a high alpine castle on the German-Swiss border. Cook must find a way to escape with the scientist before the Gestapo discover the Norwegian's true identity. Cook convinces the other prisoners to build a two person glider that can fly to Switzerland. The race is on to complete the glider before the German guards discover the plane, and the Gestapo catch up with Cook and the scientist. The film was shot on location at the actual...
Terror in the Sky is a 1971 television movie based on Arthur Hailey's book, Runway Zero-Eight. It stars Doug McClure, Lois Nettleton, Roddy McDowall, Leif Erickson, Kenneth Tobey, and Keenan Wynn. Passengers on a plane headed from the Midwest (Winnipeg in the book) to Seattle (Vancouver in the book) get sick after eating the fish entree. Both pilots also ate fish. A man who hasn't flown since the war (helicopters in the movie, single-engine planes in the book) is reluctantly pressed into flying the plane, where he makes a rotten, but survivable landing. The theme was later used in Airplane!. ...,
Shenandoah is a 1965 Western war drama starring Jimmy Stewart and directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. Though set during the American Civil War. Upon its release, the film was praised for its message, as well as its technical production. In 1966, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound. Due in part to her performance in Shenandoah, Rosemary Forsyth was nominated for a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer - Female.
Charlie Anderson (Stewart) is a widowed farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia during the Civil War. He hopes to keep his family out of the war, believing that it is not "his" war. Confederate recruiters visit his farm in an unsuccessful attempt to enlist the young men in the Anderson family. Anderson's daughter, Jennie, gets married to a young confederate officer early in the film. Anderson is able to keep his family uninvolved in the war even as combat takes place on his land. His new son-in-law is immediately posted to his unit as his wedding ends.
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