Andrew McLaglen, the noted Hollywood Director, who directed the Doris Day/Peter Graves western, "The Ballad of Josie" has passed away.
Andrew V. McLaglen, a specialist with the sagebrush who directed John Wayne in four films and helmed scores of episodes of the classic CBS Western series Gunsmoke, Have Gun — Will Travel and Rawhide, has died. He was 94.
McLaglen, whose father was the Oscar-winning British actor Victor McLaglen, died Saturday at his Friday Harbor home in the San Juan Islands of Washington state, the Journal of the San Juan Islands reported.
According to IMDb, McLaglen from 1956 through 1965 directed 96 episodes of the legendary series Gunsmoke and guided 116 installments that spanned the entire run of the popular Have Gun — Will Travel, which aired from 1957-63 and starred Richard Boone as a gentleman gunfighter named Paladin.
The 6-foot-7 McLaglen called the shots for Wayne in the Westerns McLintock! (1963) — which he always said was his big career break — The Undefeated (1969), Chisum (1970) and Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973) and directed the famed actor in Hellfighters (1968), an action film about oil-well firefighters.
He paired with James Stewart for the Westerns Shenandoah (1965), The Rare Breed (1966) and Bandolero! (1968) and for the comedy Fools’ Parade (1971).
McLaglen also directed such feature Westerns as The Ballad of Josie (1967), starring Doris Day and Peter Graves; The Way West (1967) with Kirk Douglas; One More Train to Rob (1971), starring George Peppard; Something Big (1971) with Dean Martin; and The Last Hard Men (1976), starring Charles Bronson.
McLaglen helmed such war films as The Devil's Brigade (1968), starring William Holden; The Sea Wolves (1980) with Gregory Peck; and Breakthrough (1979) with Richard Burton.
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