Who confirmed Clu Gulager’s death? What happened to him?

Clu Gulager, a popular character actor who worked for the New Beverly Cinema for more than six decades, has died, according to the social media arm of the group. On Saturday, Diane Goldner, Gulager’s daughter-in-law, confirmed the news in a family statement that she uploaded to her Facebook page.

About Clu Gulager 

The Tall Man, a 1960s NBC western that starred the Oklahoma-born actor as Billy the Kid, was his first television role after appearances on such classics as Have Gun—Will Travel, Wagon Train, and more.

His 165 IMDb credentials earned him a spot on Mystery Science Theater 3000, and he was a distant relative of Will Rogers, a vaudeville-humorist and vaudeville performer of the 1930s and 1940s. William Martin Gulager was given the nickname Clu, which he shared with an uncle, in reference to the Cherokee word for the type of birds that resided in the area around his house.

About Clu Gulager’s movie roles

To name a few of his earliest credits in the world of television, he appeared on The Untouchables, Playhouse 90, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and an episode of Have Gun—Will Travel written by Gene Roddenberry. The Tall Man on NBC gave him his first lead role as Billy the Kid, which he played for 75 episodes. He played Sheriff Pat Garrett opposite, Barry Sullivan.

In 1964, he co-starred with John Cassavetes, Lee Marvin, and future president Ronald Reagan in Don Siegel’s tough-guy adaptation of The Killers (based on Ernest Hemingway’s short tale of the same name).

With recurring appearances on popular shows like The Virginian and others that have faded into obscurity, Gulager remained working in the 1960s at a rapid pace. Even though Mystery Science Theater 3000 only ran for seven episodes, the pilot episode of San Francisco International Airport was revived on the show.

During the Cannes Film Festival in 1969, he directed an avant-garde short film called A Day with the Boys, which was shot by New Hollywood legend László Kovács.

Later in his life, Gulager was regular at conventions, typically speaking at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Even Quentin Tarantino, the theater’s owner, cast him as the cashier who hands Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate a copy of Tess d’Urbeville in his final performance.

Cinephiles were saddened to learn of his departure, yet remembered him with affection.

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