INSP Celebrates The Virginian and Beloved Actor James Drury’s 80th Birthday

INSP Celebrates The Virginian and Beloved Actor James Drury’s 80th Birthday

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SOURCE: Rogers & Cowan

On Friday, April 18, INSP will air James Drury’s favorite episodes along with never-before-seen footage, to celebrate the actor’s 80th Birthday.


The 3-hour event will air on Friday, April 18th from 11-2pm ET with an encore presentation on Saturday, April 19th in primetime, beginning at 8pm ET.

James Drury/INSP promo here:


About James Drury:

James Drury gained fame as the star of The Virginian, a groundbreaking 90-minute Western that ran on NBC from 1962 to 1971. To this day, The Virginian is continually growing a new fan base thanks to reruns currently airing on INSP. Having lived in Houston for the last 40 years, Drury has strong ties to the local community, and has also been involved in the oil and natural gas industry. Born in New York and raised on Oregon, Drury moved to Houston with his wife and bride of more than 40 years, Carl Ann Drury, shortly after The Virginian wrapped.


His filmography includes Walker, Texas Ranger, The Adventures of Briscoe County Jr., Wagon Train, Rawhide, The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, Death Valley Days and many more. While most of his parts have been in westerns, he hasn’t been limited to that genre. He has acted in Forbidden Planet, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and Firehouse, to name a few.
About INSP:

INSP – the network for the millions of Americans looking for a television home that honors timeless values. INSP offers a wide variety of quality dramas, inspiring stories, and other family-friendly entertainment.  The network is available 24 hours-a-day to more than 77 million U.S. households through more than 2,800 cable systems, telcos, and through DIRECTV and DISH Network.

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