Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood became an international movie star for his roles in Spaghetti Westerns. However, his first major starring role was in an American television western that began airing in 1959. What was the name of this western TV show?

A. The Rifleman
B. Wagon Train
C. Rawhide
D. The Virginian

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C. Rawhide. Clint Eastwood played cowboy “Rowdy Yates” in this western TV show that aired from 1959 to 1965. In his role as Rowdy, Eastwood was the right-hand-man of the trail boss, Gil Favor (played by Eric Fleming). They are part of a team managing a cattle drive across the great west. As they move the herd, they meet people along the way that put them in interesting (and sometimes very dangeous) situations.

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