Hollywood Star Don Collier Comes to Buckeye Days

By: Lara Serbin, Buckeye Main Street Coalition

Since the 1930s Hollywood stars like Gene Autry and William Boyd (Hop-a-Long Cassidy) has been making grand western appearances in Buckeye, Arizona. This year Hollywood star Don Collier will be Grand Marshal at the Buckeye Days Old West – Turn-of-the-Century Cattle Drive Parade January 28th at 9:30AM along Monroe Avenue 9th Street thru 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Buckeye, Arizona. Catch Don Collier signing autographs at Dr. Buck’s Wild West Show at the 6th Street Plaza just across the street from Buckeye City Hall.  Collier, born October 17, 1928 is an actor known for television westerns during the 1960s. He played U.S. Marshal Will Foreman in the 1960-1962 NBC series Outlaws and Sam Butler in The High Chaparral. Collier has made more than seventy film and television appearances. He starred with John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Anthony Quinn, Dean Martin, Tom Selleck, James Arness, and Elvis Presley.