Wednesday, April 12, 2017

RIP Walter 'Jimmie' Booth




The Signal
March 23, 2017

Walter "Jimmie" Booth died peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital, Granada Hills, CA at the age of 91. Jimmie was born on November 28, 1925 in Wilmore, KS.

He came with his parents to Newhall, CA in 1936 and graduated from San Fernando High School in 1943. He volunteered in the U.S. Army Force in January 1944 and served until May 1946. He married Laverne Jones of Chatsworth, CA in December 1952. Their home was in Newhall until 2001 when they moved to Hesperia, CA. They returned to the Newhall area in 2015.

He retired after 35 years in the Motion Picture Industry. Most of his work, and his pastime, involved horses: riding; training; and driving carriages and stagecoaches.

Jimmie is survived by his wife Laverne Booth of Valencia, CA; son Vernon Booth of Mesa, AZ; daughter Christina Mayberry of Valencia, CA; sister Gwendolyn Gallion of Castaic, CA; three grandchildren and four nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Mary Booth of Newhall, CA; brother Roy Booth of Newhall, CA; and two infant sisters, Ruth and Ruby Booth of Wilmore, KS.

Services will be at 10:00a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 N. Sierra Hwy, Newhall, CA 91321. A reception will follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jimmie's life. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research (michaeljfox.org.).


BOOTH, Jimmie (Walter Booth)
Born: 11/28/1925, Wilmore, Kansas, U.S.A.
Died: 3/16/2017, Granada Hills, California, U.S.A.

Walter ‘Jimmie’ Booth’s western – actor, stuntman:
Man With the Gun – 1950
Distant Drums – 1951 (trooper)
Cattle Town – 1952 (rider)
Montana Incident – 1952 (homesteader)
Night Stage to Galveston – 1952 (townsman)
Road Agent – 1952 (deputy)
The Story of Will Rogers – 1952 (townsman at party)
Wagons West – 1952 (barfly)
Hopalong Cassidy (TV) – 1952, 1953, 1954 (townsman, henchman)
The Last of the Pony Riders – 1953 (townsman)
Vigilante Terror – 1953 (townsman)
Battle of Rogue River – 1954 (trooper)
The Desperado – 1954 (trail herder)
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV) – 1954, 1955, 1957, 1959 (trooper, horseman)
Death Valley Days (TV) -1954-1966 (townsman, Jim, barfly)
Stories of the Century (TV) – 1954 (gang member)
Apache Woman – 1955 (townsman)
Man With the Gun – 1955 (townsman)
The Last Hunt – 1956 (barfly)
Star in the Dust – 1956 (farmer)
Annie Oakley (TV) – 1956 (fight spectator)
Drango – 1957 (townsman)
Escape from Red Rock – 1957 (fight spectator)
3:10 to Yuma – 1957 (Wade henchman)
Wagon Train (TV) – 1957-1965 (Pineville townsman, tent worker, wagon train applicant, wagon train member, Clanton gang member, [stunts]
Lone Texan – 1958 (townsmn)
Ride a Crooked Trail – 1958 (townsman)
Have Gun – Will Travel (TV) – 1958, 1960 (townsman)
Maverick (TV) – 1958 (stage driver)
Zane Grey Theater (TV) – 1958, 1959 (trial spectator, townsman)
Cast a Long Shadow – 1959 (trail cook)
Tumbleweed: Baron of Purgatory – 1959 (henchman)
Black Saddle (TV) – 1959 (townsman)
Gunsmoke (TV) 1959-1967 (diner patron, townsman, juror)
Law of the Plainsman (TV) – 1959 (barfly)
Lawman (TV) 1959, 1960 (townsman, townsman)
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV) – 1959, 1960, 1961 (trooper, Cora’s driver, posse member, Clanton man, townsman)
Rawhide (TV) – 1959, 1964, 1965 (courtroom spectator, Hammerklein cowhand, cowhand, townsman
The Rifleman (TV) – 1959 (barfly, townsman, diner patron)
Riverboat (TV) – 1959, 1960 (crewman, riverboat worker, townsman, fight spectator, trial spectator)
Shotgun Slade (TV) – 1959 (posse member)
The Swamp Fox (TV – 1959 (Pickford)
Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV) – 1959, 1961 (lynch mob member, barfly)
Cimarron – 1960 (wagon driver)
Noose for a Gunman – 1960 (townsman)
Bat Masterson (TV) – 1960 (barfly)
Laramie (TV) – 1960 (townsman)
The Tall Man (TV) – 1960, 1961 (barfly, townsman)
The Texan (TV) – 1960 (barfly, posse member)
The Deputy (TV) – 1961 (Danton gang member, boxing spectator)
The Gambler Wore a Gun – 1961 (townsman)
Bonanza (TV) – 1961-1972 (townsman, henchman, guard)
Frontier Circus (TV) – 1961, 1962 (stage driver, Thompson’s driver, townsman, race speactator, show spectator [stunts]
Outlaws (TV) – 1961 (miner)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) – 1961 (stagecoach driver)
The Virginian (TV) – 1962-1966 (rancher, ranch hand, party guest, townsman, Lee's carriage driver [stunts]
Apache Rifles – 1964 (miner)
Destry – 1964 (townsman)
Cat Ballou - 1965 (townsman)
Shenandoah – 1965 (church member)
The Big Valley (TV) – 1965-1967 (townsman, soldier)
Branded (TV) – 1965 (barfly, cowhand)
Gunpoint – 1966 (barfly)
Texas Across the River – 1966 (wagon driver)
Laredo (TV) – 1966 (wagon driver)
The Ballad of Josie – 1967 (court clerk)
Gunfight in Abilene – 1967 (barfly)
The Shakiest Gun in the West – 1968 (wagon train member)
The Wild Wild West (TV) – 1965-1969 (townsman, guard, wagon driver, waiter) [stunts]
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys – 1969 (wagon driver)
The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV) – 1967, 1969 (townsman, barfly) [stunts]
Support Your Local Gunfighter – 1971 (townsman)
Alias Smith and Jones (TV) 1971, 1972 (stage driver)
The Apple Dumpling Gang – 1975 (barfly)
Black Bart (TV) – 1975 (townsman)
The Treasure of Matecumbe – 1976 (medicine show spectator)
High Plains Drifter – 1973 (target wagon driver)
Kung Fu (TV) – 1973 (cowhand, juror, deputy)
Barbary Coast – 1975-1976 (carriage driver, stage driver, townsman)
Guns of Paradise (TV) – 1989-1990 (driver, Jake, stagecoach driver)

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