Western fame earns ‘Big Love’ actor a star

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rawlins is a longtime stuntman who doubled for Clint Eastwood in “Rawhide” and rode shotgun on the stagecoach in “Gunsmoke.” He also worked as an assistant director on “Fury,” “Hawaiian Eye,” “Cheyenne,” “Bronco” and “77 Sunset Strip.” Rawlins lives on his ranch in Placerita Canyon. Sons of the San Joaquin – Joe, Jack and Lon Hannah – has performed traditional cowboy music across the globe. The band’s “Gospel Trails” recording features “In the Sweet By and By,” with the late Dale Evans Rogers as lead vocalist. SANTA CLARITA – Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton, now starring in TV’s “Big Love,” leads the list of entertainers to be inducted this year into Newhall’s Walk of Western Stars. Also set to be honored in an April 27 ceremony are stuntman and assistant director Phil Rawlins, a Placerita Canyon resident; and Sons of the San Joaquin, a favorite band at the annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival. The 3 p.m. induction into the San Fernando Road walk of fame is a highlight of the cowboy festival, which will culminate with a 7 p.m. Western gala at the Valencia Hyatt. Hosting this year’s gala is former Walk of Stars award winner and cowboy singer Don Edwards. David Wilkie and Cowboy Celtic will entertain. Stanton, whose HBO series is filmed in Santa Clarita, appeared decades ago in TV classics “Gunsmoke,” “Bonanza,” “Rawhide” and “How the West Was Won.” last_img