Clint Ritchie (August 9, 1938 – January 31, 2009) was an American actor.
He is best known for his role as Clinton "Clint" Buchanan, husband of Victoria "Viki" Lord (played by Erika Slezak) on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. He portrayed this role from 1979 through 1998, with recurring stints in 1999, 2003, and 2004.
He co-starred and guest starred in numerous television Westerns during the 1950s and 1960s, including the 1965 pilot for the long-running "Wild, Wild West." He also appeared on Batman and later played one of the airplane pilots in the 1974 disaster film Earthquake. He also appeared in many major motion pictures, especially while under contract to Twentieth-Century Fox, including but not limited to "The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,""Bandolero,""A Force of One," and had a very memorable scene with George C. Scott in the Oscar-winning "Patton." His television movie roles included "Centennial" and "Three Desperate Women." Later, he would appear on "Roseanne" as "Clint Buchanan" with costars Robert S. Woods and John Loprieno.
Death of Clint Ritchie
In late January 2009, Ritchie had surgery to implant a pacemaker. Although the surgery was successful, a blood clot traveled to his brain, resulting in a massive stroke. He died a few days later at about 4:00 a.m. on January 31, 2009. He was 70.
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