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Clint Walker, Earlier Television Western ‘Cheyenne' Star, Dies at Age 91

Updated On 23 May, 2018 Published On

Clint Walker, who appeared in the TV Western Cheyenne and had a recurring role in the WWII film The Dirty Dozen, has died on Monday, May 21 in Northern California and he was 91-year-old, the New York Times reported.

The late actor's daughter Valerie Walker told The Associated Press that her father died of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Grass Valley, California.

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Walker played Cheyenne Bodie on the television series that ran for seasons 7 starting in 1955. He was an Illinois native who had been working as a security guard in a Las Vegas casino before an agent suggested him to try Hollywood.

Besides Cheyenne, he also worked in classic films including 1956 movie The Ten Commandments and 1967 film The Dirty Dozen. Most recently, Walker lent his voice to 1998's Small Soldiers.

Walker played Cheyenne Bodie on the ABC series “Cheyenne” for seven seasons from 1955 to 1961. The actor also starred alongside Lee Marvin in 1967 war picture The Dirty Dozen.

Walker is survived by his wife Susan Cavallari and daughter Valerie Walker. He was married for thrice in life. Verna Garver and Giselle Hennessy are the late actors first and second wife respectively.