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Cheyenne (TV Series 1955–1963) Poster

(1955–1963)

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Contrary to popular belief, 'Clint Walker' did not take his shirt off in every episode of "Cheyenne". For example, in the 15 shows which constituted the first season of "Cheyenne," Walker appeared bare-chested in only 6 of them: "The Argonauts", "The Storm Riders", "Rendezvous at Red Rock", "Quicksand", "Fury at Rio Hondo", and "Johnny Bravo".
The first original television series produced by a major Hollywood film studio Warner Brothers. (Some of "Disneyland", which had premiered the year before, did not really consist of programming made exclusively for TV).
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This was US TV's first hour-long western.
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For a few seasons, the series became "The Cheyenne Show", which had Cheyenne (1955) rotating weekly with Sugarfoot (1957) and Bronco (1958)
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Clint Walker had a contract dispute with Warner Brothers, which led to him briefly leaving. Under his contract, Walker had to give them 50% of his personal appearance fees, and could only record music under the Warner Brothers label. He wanted the amount cut, and to be able to sign with whatever record company he chose. The sides reached an agreement, and Walker eventually returned to work.
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Cheyenne started out with a sidekick named Smitty, played by L.Q. Jones. He was dropped after three episodes, and Cheyenne went the rest of the way alone.
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On the series, Cheyenne many times takes various temporary law enforcement positions. Prior to becoming an actor, Clint Walker was a deputy sheriff.
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It was the longest running of the Warner Brothers family of westerns lasting seven seasons.
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Cheyenne gets his name from the Cheyenne Indians, who killed his parents, but then took him in, and raised him.
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Many of the Indian characters on the series were actually played by white people.

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