Stuart Whitman, Star of CBS-TV’s ‘Cimarron Strip,’ Dies at 92


Stuart Whitman on ‘Cimarron Strip’

The leading man also stood out in ‘The Mark,’ ‘The Comancheros’ and ‘Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.’

Stuart Whitman, the rugged actor who starred on TV’s Cimarron Strip and received an Oscar nomination for playing a convicted child molester trying to rid himself of psychological demons in The Mark, has died. He was 92.

Whitman died Monday at his home in Montecito, his son Justin told TMZ.

In his big-screen heyday, Whitman also wooed Joanne Woodward in The Sound and the Fury (1959), starred opposite Simone Signoret as an American pilot downed in Nazi-occupied France in The Day and the Hour (1963) and portrayed the heroic American Orvil Newton in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965).

He starred twice opposite John Wayne, first as the New Orleans gambler Paul Regret in The Comancheros (1961), Michael Curtiz’s final feature, and then as an army lieutenant in the all-star World War II epic The Longest Day (1962).

Though CBS’ Cimarron Strip lasted just one season (1967-68) and 23 original episodes, Whitman remains known for his turn as Marshal Jim Crown on the ambitious series, one of the first on television to run for 90 minutes. He produced and had a financial interest in the period Western as well.



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