I was not planning on writing up this blog entry but after reading a Clint Walker obituary just now, I was compelled to do so. I’m not positive but I’m pretty sure I got the last interview with ‘The Big Fella’ for a recent issue of Filmfax Magazine. It came out earlier this year and by all accounts, seemed to be a popular read.

On a personal note, it was actually the third time I had interviewed the man. The first time was for his work with Lee Marvin in The Dirty Dozen for Lee Marvin Point Blank and his insights were eye-opening and hysterical. Next, I spoke with him on his work with Charles Bronson on the same film as well as the strange 1970s western/fantasy White Buffalo. This time around it was much more intimate since the purpose of the interview was focused on HIS career and his career alone. When the official interview was over, we chatted like old friends and he could not have been nicer and more effusive on a one-on-one basis. He asked me about my career, my girlfriend Barbara, we laughed about small similarities in our lives and shared a true bonding over the telephone line. I know he wasn’t in the best of health at the time (he took a tumble down the stairs, recently) but we wished each other both lots of luck for the future year ahead.
And now, just days before his 91st birthday, he has relinquished his mortal coil. I was more than lucky to know him, thanks largely to the amazing help of Deb Elsie, I was honored. It’s cliche but in truth, we shall never see his like again. Read below our conversation and see for yourself. It’s sort of my own Clint Walker obituary. Farewell ‘Big Fella.’ You will be missed.
– Dwayne Epstein

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6 thoughts on “CLINT WALKER OBITUARY: MAY 30, 1927- MAY 21, 2018

  1. Thank you for an informative, heartfelt interview and article. My husband is related to Clint and has told me stories over the years. I enjoyed learning more about the actor and the man.

  2. Watching Clint Walker’s whole Cheyenne Series now. Impressed with his character being so soft spoken, I wanted to see what he was like in real life. This article was a wonderful read and gave insight into the real man!
    When my mom was 80 I ordered a song he sold on his website for her birthday gift. Truly his voice was wonderful. I was surprised he didn’t record more music/vocals.

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