(1) Donna (JoJo) Collette Bailey (married 1956–1976, divorced)
Twiggy (married 1977–1983, his death)
Michael Witney (born Whitney Michael Armstrong November 21, 1931 –
November 30, 1983) was an American film and television actor.
2 Partial filmography
3 Personal life
5 External links
In 1963–1964 Witney had a recurring part as the first wagon master,
Buck Coulter, in the first 14 episodes of the ABC Western television
series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, starring child actor Kurt
Russell in the title role and based on a 1958 novel by Robert Lewis
Dan O'Herlihy played Jaimie's father, "Doc" Sardius
Charles Bronson at mid-season replaced Witney as the
wagon master, cast in the role of Linc Murdock. The Travels of Jaimie
McPheeters was Witney's first screen acting role.
He guest starred in other Western series, including four appearances
Bonanza and once on Daniel Boone, starring Fess Parker. He
guest-starred as a cavalry captain in the 1965 episode "South Wind" of
CBS's Gunsmoke. He appeared in 1966 as Sergeant MacDonald in "Muted
Fifes, Muffled Drums" of ABC's A Man Called Shenandoah, starring
Robert Horton, and as Jared Hobson in the 1967 episode, "The
Execution", of Dale Robertson's ABC western series, The Iron Horse. He
was cast as
Wild Bill Hickok
Wild Bill Hickok in the 1965 episode, "No Gun Behind His
Badge", of the syndicated Death Valley Days, with host Ronald Reagan
playing Thomas J. "Bear River" Smith.
In 1975 Witney was cast as Frank Ward in 10 of the 11 episodes of the
BBC television series, Oil Strike North, a drama about the Triumph Oil
Company and its attempt to extract petroleum from the North Sea.
Witney made a brief appearance in December 30, 1965 as a sailor named
Johnny who helped Zsa Zsa Gabor, who guest-starred in the #15 episode
of the second season of
Gilligan's Island entitled, "Erica Tiffany
Smith to the Rescue."
Witney also appeared in NBC's
Star Trek episode "A Private Little
His last screen appearances were from 1978 to 1981 in different roles
in three episodes of ABC's Charlie's Angels.
Katherine Justice and
Michael Witney in The Way West, 1967
The Way West (1967) – Johnnie Mack
Darling Lili (1970) – Lt. Youngblood Carson
Doc (1971) – Ike Clanton
Head On (1971) – Steve
The Catcher (1972) – Noah
W (1974) – Ben Lewis
There Goes the Bride (1980) – Bill Shorter
Witney married Donna (JoJo) Collette Bailey in 1956 in Helena,
Montana. They divorced in 1976.
He married the British model Lesley Hornby ("Twiggy") in 1977, and
they had a daughter Carly. Witney died of a heart attack in New York
City on November 30, 1983, nine days after his 52nd birthday.
Before his move to Los Angeles to pursue acting, Witney was a minor
league pitcher for the Hornell Dodgers and the Great Falls Electrics.
New York portal
^ "1953 Hornell Dodgers Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com".
Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
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