James Child Drury Jr. (April 18, 1934 – April 6, 2020) was an American actor and businessman. He is best known for his success in playing the title role in the 90-minute weekly Western television series The Virginian, broadcast on NBC from 1962–1971.
Drury was born in New York City, New York. He was raised in Oregon. In 1979, he married Carl Ann Head Drury. He had two children. Drury died from natural causes on April 6, 2020 in Houston, at age 85.
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- "News Radio 610 WTVN". Radio 610 WTVN. Archived from the original on June 24, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
- "James Drury". Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
- James Drury, Star of 'The Virginian,' Dies at 85, by Mike Barnes, in the Hollywood Reporter; published April 6, 2020; retrieved April 6, 2020, just 18 days short of his 86th birthday.
Other websites[change | change source]
- James Drury: The Virginian Official Website
- James Drury on IMDb
- The Virginian Website Archived 2011-02-09 at the Wayback Machine
- Picture of Drury in Oregon
- Interview with Kirby Jonas and James Drury Archived 2016-05-08 at the Wayback Machine
- Actor James Drury tells of next generation Virginian, newsok.com, June 26, 2014; accessed June 21, 2017.