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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
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Clarence Maxwell

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


Early yearsEdit

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


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 rolesEdit

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.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

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



Year Title Role Notes
1950 Bells of Coronado Sheriff
1950 Dynamite Pass Rancher Allen Uncredited
1950 Rider from Tucson Henchman Slim
1950 Rustlers on Horseback Jake Clune
1951 Storm Warning Walt Walters
1951 Rough Riders of Durango Henchman Jed
1951 Tomahawk Sergeant Newell
1951 Wells Fargo Gunmaster John Thornton
1951 Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison Jennings Uncredited
1951 The Hoodlum Lieut. Burdick
1951 Tomorrow Is Another Day Frank Higgins
1951 Arizona Manhunt Scar Willard
1951 The Lady Pays Off Face Uncredited
1951 Fixed Bayonets! Major General at Headquarters Uncredited
1952 The Bushwackers Slocum
1952 This Woman Is Dangerous Detective McGill Uncredited
1952 Bugles in the Afternoon Bannack Bill
1952 Rancho Notorious Starr Uncredited
1952 Carbine Williams Deputy Sheriff Tom Vennar
1952 Kid Monk Baroni Mr. Moore
1952 The Pride of St. Louis Frankie Frisch Uncredited
1952 The Half-Breed Hawkfeather Uncredited
1952 Diplomatic Courier Butrick Uncredited
1952 O. Henry's Full House Detective (segment "The Clarion Call"), Uncredited
1952 Park Row Mr. Spiro
1952 Hurricane Smith Matt Ward
1952 Captive Women Gordon
1952 Pony Soldier Standing Bear
1953 Hiawatha Mudjekeewis
1953 Sword of Venus Hugo
1953 Destination Gobi Capt. Briggs Uncredited
1953 Pickup on South Street Police Commissioner Uncredited
1953 Pony Express Pemberton
1953 Arena Eddie Elstead
1953 Hannah Lee: An American Primitive Jeff Montgomery
1953 The Man from the Alamo Jim Bowie Uncredited
1953 Champ for a Day Detective Uncredited
1953 Vicki Detective #3 Uncredited
1953 Mexican Manhunt Lucky Gato
1953 Captain John Smith and Pocahontas Opechanco
1954 The Great Diamond Robbery Nightclub Manager Uncredited
1954 Southwest Passage Lt. Owens
1954 Man with the Steel Whip Harris
1954 The Far Country Capt. Benson Uncredited
1954 Naked Alibi Chief A.S. Babcock
1954 This Is My Love Investigator
1954 They Rode West Chief Satanta
1955 Chief Crazy Horse Old Man Afraid
1955 Female on the Beach Frankovitch
1955 Headline Hunters Frank Hoffman
1955 Texas Lady Texas Ranger Capt. Irvine Uncredited
1956 Indestructible Man Police Capt. John Lauder
1956 Star in the Dust Jess Ryman
1956 Pardners Carol's Cowhand
1956 Miami Exposé 'Lucky' Gato
1956 The Ten Commandments Elder of Joseph Uncredited
1957 Run of the Arrow Col. Taylor
1957 Official Detective Butler TV Series, 1 episode
1959 Verboten! Colonel
1959 The Big Fisherman King Aretas
1960 I'll Give My Life Rex Barton
1960 Home from the Hill Ben Ramsey Uncredited
1960 The Gallant Hours Vice Adm. Richmond Kelly Turner Uncredited
1960 From the Terrace Jerry Kelly Uncredited
1960 College Confidential Sheriff Uncredited
1961 Frontier Uprising Ben Wright
1961 Posse from Hell Luke Gorman
1963 Lassie: A Christmas Tail Al Livermore
1964 Taggart Sheriff
1965 Fluffy State Trooper
1969 True Grit McAlester Uncredited


  1. ^ a b c d e Aaker, Everett (2017). Television Western Players, 1960-1975: A Biographical Dictionary. McFarland. pp. 350–351. ISBN 9781476662503. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "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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