Stuart Randall (actor)

Stuart Randall (born Clarence Maxwell, July 24, 1909 – June 22, 1988)[1] was an American actor of film and television who appeared on screen between 1950 and 1971.

Stuart Randall
Born
Clarence Maxwell

(1909-07-24)July 24, 1909
DiedJune 22, 1988(1988-06-22) (aged 78)
OccupationActor
Years active1950–71
TelevisionLaramie; Cimarron City
Spouse(s)Alma Miller (1955 - ?)

Early years

Randall was born in Brazil, Indiana, the son of Walter Maxwell and Allie Ball Maxwell. He attended Brazil High School.[1]

Career

He is best known for his recurring role as Sheriff Mort Corey in thirty-four episodes[2] which aired between April 4, 1961, and April 20, 1963, of the western television series, Laramie.[3] He appeared in three earlier Laramie episodes under different character names.[2]

Randall's first role was also as a sheriff in the 1950 Roy Rogers film, Bells of Coronado. He appeared in Pickup on South Street as a police commissioner. In 1954, he played a sheriff in the episode "Belle Starr" of the syndicated television series Stories of the Century, starring and narrated by Jim Davis.[2]

In 1955, he portrayed Tom Garvey in "Cattle Drive to Casper" on the NBC anthology series, Frontier, narrated by Walter Coy. His co-stars in the episode included Jack Elam, Beverly Garland, and Ray Teal.[4] He appeared in 1958–59 as Sheriff Art Sampson on an earlier NBC series, Cimarron City.[1]

Other roles

Randall guest starred on at least nine other NBC westerns, seven times on The Virginian and in six episodes of Bonanza and John Payne's The Restless Gun, three times on Riverboat (once as General Winfield Scott in the 1960 episode "The Quota"), twice on Wagon Train, and once each on Overland Trail, Daniel Boone and The High Chaparral, all in assorted roles of mostly law enforcement officers, other authority figures, or ranchers. He appeared seven times on ABC's The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, three times on the Will Hutchins ABC/Warner Brothers western Sugarfoot, twice each on ABC's Colt .45, Cheyenne, Lawman, and The Rifleman, and once each on the network's Maverick, Destry (as Sheriff Denton in "Big Deal at Little River"), and The Big Valley.[2]

From 1959 to 1967, Randall appeared eleven times on CBS's Lassie, three in the 1967 role of Len Briggs. His other CBS appearances were on Schlitz Playhouse, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, The Texan, Yancy Derringer, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Dundee and the Culhane, Lancer (as Sheriff Dundee in "The Measure of a Man"), Tightrope, Checkmate, and Perry Mason, as he played Sheriff Max Taylor in the 1964 episode "The Case of the Fifty Millionth Frenchman."[2] He appeared in the 1962 episode entitled "Jeopardy" of the NBC family drama series, National Velvet.

His later roles were as Captain O'Loughlin in the 1969 episode "Let Ernest Come Over" of the ABC medical drama Marcus Welby, M.D., starring Robert Young, and as Jack Campbell in the 1971 episode "In the Line of Duty" of NBC's Ironside, starring Raymond Burr. His final television appearance was on November 1, 1971, as Deputy Attorney General Hawkins in the episode "Dreadful Sorry Clementine" of the ABC western Alias Smith and Jones.[2]

In June 1969, Randall was grand marshal of the Hesperia Days Parade in Hesperia, California.

Personal life

Randall married Alma Miller on November 16, 1955, in Kern County, California.[1]

Death

Randall died in 1988, aged 78, in San Bernardino, California,[1] from undisclosed causes.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1950Bells of CoronadoSheriff
1950Dynamite PassRancher AllenUncredited
1950Rider from TucsonHenchman Slim
1950Rustlers on HorsebackJake Clune
1951Storm WarningWalt Walters
1951Rough Riders of DurangoHenchman Jed
1951TomahawkSergeant Newell
1951Wells Fargo GunmasterJohn Thornton
1951Inside the Walls of Folsom PrisonJenningsUncredited
1951The HoodlumLieut. Burdick
1951Tomorrow Is Another DayFrank Higgins
1951Arizona ManhuntScar Willard
1951The Lady Pays OffFaceUncredited
1951Fixed Bayonets!Major General at HeadquartersUncredited
1952The BushwackersSlocum
1952This Woman Is DangerousDetective McGillUncredited
1952Bugles in the AfternoonBannack Bill
1952Rancho NotoriousStarrUncredited
1952Carbine WilliamsDeputy Sheriff Tom Vennar
1952Kid Monk BaroniMr. Moore
1952The Pride of St. LouisFrankie FrischUncredited
1952The Half-BreedHawkfeatherUncredited
1952Diplomatic CourierButrickUncredited
1952O. Henry's Full HouseDetective(segment "The Clarion Call"), Uncredited
1952Park RowMr. Spiro
1952Hurricane SmithMatt Ward
1952Captive WomenGordon
1952Pony SoldierStanding Bear
1953HiawathaMudjekeewis
1953Sword of VenusHugo
1953Destination GobiCapt. BriggsUncredited
1953Pickup on South StreetPolice CommissionerUncredited
1953Pony ExpressPemberton
1953ArenaEddie Elstead
1953Hannah Lee: An American PrimitiveJeff Montgomery
1953The Man from the AlamoJim BowieUncredited
1953Champ for a DayDetectiveUncredited
1953VickiDetective #3Uncredited
1953Mexican ManhuntLucky Gato
1953Captain John Smith and PocahontasOpechanco
1954The Great Diamond RobberyNightclub ManagerUncredited
1954Southwest PassageLt. Owens
1954Man with the Steel WhipHarris
1954The Far CountryCapt. BensonUncredited
1954Naked AlibiChief A.S. Babcock
1954This Is My LoveInvestigator
1954They Rode WestChief Satanta
1955Chief Crazy HorseOld Man Afraid
1955Female on the BeachFrankovitch
1955Headline HuntersFrank Hoffman
1955Texas LadyTexas Ranger Capt. IrvineUncredited
1956Indestructible ManPolice Capt. John Lauder
1956Star in the DustJess Ryman
1956PardnersCarol's Cowhand
1956Miami Exposé'Lucky' Gato
1956The Ten CommandmentsElder of JosephUncredited
1957Run of the ArrowCol. Taylor
1957Official DetectiveButlerTV Series, 1 episode
1959Verboten!Colonel
1959The Big FishermanKing Aretas
1960I'll Give My LifeRex Barton
1960Home from the HillBen RamseyUncredited
1960The Gallant HoursVice Adm. Richmond Kelly TurnerUncredited
1960From the TerraceJerry KellyUncredited
1960College ConfidentialSheriffUncredited
1961Frontier UprisingBen Wright
1961Posse from HellLuke Gorman
1963Lassie: A Christmas TailAl Livermore
1964TaggartSheriff
1965FluffyState Trooper
1969True GritMcAlesterUncredited

References

  1. Aaker, Everett (2017). Television Western Players, 1960-1975: A Biographical Dictionary. McFarland. pp. 350–351. ISBN 9781476662503. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  2. "Stuart Randall". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  3. Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. pp. 580–581. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  4. ""Cattle Drive to Casper" on Frontier, November 27, 1955". IMDb. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
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