James Drury Net Worth, Spouse, Children
The original cowboy, James Drury is a force to be reckoned. Even at the age 84, the actor known for classic Western Hollywood series The Virginian is still alive and kicking.
On top of that, his retirement from the entertainment biz has not made him stop being a regular at Western Hollywood themed festivals that happen yearly across America. James is indeed an inspiration as he is living every moment of his life to the fullest. Following are some interesting facts you would love about him!
1. Has Net Worth In Millions
James of height 6 feet (1.83 m) first came to the limelight via the famous series The Virginian that aired in 1962. Leveraging his fame and even investing in oil businesses, he has accumulated a net worth of $1.5 million.
Interestingly, he even has a website www.thevirginian.net that he uses to sell his merchandise.
2. Married Thrice
Forbidden Planet star’s personal life is nothing ordinary. He has not married once or twice but three times.
His former first wife was Cristall Othoneos (Orton). James married his now ex-spouse on 7th February 1957. After seven long years of marriage James and his first wife divorced on 23rd November 1964. James had two children with his first wife.
His second wife was Phyllis Mitchell, a sound technician by profession. The former couple was married for a decade before their divorce on 30th January 1979. James had two sons with his second wife. Among his children, elder Christopher Patrick Drury was born in 1956, and younger Timothy Mitchell Drury was born in 1957.
Sadly, he outlived his sons as they both died; older Christopher in 2015 whereas younger Timothy died in 2013. Even his second wife is no longer alive as she passed away in 2016.
James Drury with his third wife Carl Ann Head on 5th July 2016 ( Photo: James' Facebook)
Finally, after two failed marriages, James met the love of his life, Carl Ann Head in Houston. He was so relieved he met “the one” in Houston that he decided to make Houston his home.
On 30th July 1979, the couple eventually tied the knot. James and his third wife Carl are still together; they recently completed their 39th marriage anniversary.
3. Regularly Interacts With Fans
Cowboy James sure knows how to keep up with the trend. Though at age 84, he has a Facebook account which is quite active. He doesn’t run the account himself of course, but he knows what is going on in the virtual world.
James Drury strikes a pose on 16th February 2019 ( Photo: James' Facebook)
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. star has followers of 12,577. His followers are not limited to the virtual world of social media. They timely interact about how his iconic cowboy role in nine seasons long The Virginian touched their lives.
4. Getting Inducted Into Walk of Western Stars
For his contribution to American Heritage, James is being honored on 19th April 2019.
Other than his iconic cowboy role in The Virginian he worked in classic movies like Love Me Tender, The Last Wagon, Pollyanna and Ride the High Country. He guest starred in numerous television series like Gunsmoke, Rifleman, Cheyenne, Wagon Train, and Death Valley Days.
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James, a contributor since 1981, is being honored with bronze saddles on terrazzo tiles stamped into Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
5. Friends With Fellow Star Robert Fuller
Robert Fuller is an iconic Western television star.
Both yesteryear icons, James and Roberts, are very close friends. They still hang out and catch during their visits to classic television themed festivals. Robert made a name for himself playing Jess Harper in successful series Laramie and guest starring in shows like Buckskin and The Big Valley.
Interestingly, Robert is also being honored and getting inducted into the Walk of Western Stars like James.