National Velvet

NATIONAL VELVET/NBC/1960-62 (Injured Leg)

Mi Taylor (James McCallion), an Irish born ranch hand working for the Brown Dairy Ranch owned by Martha (Ann Doran) and Herbert Brown (Arthur Space).

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James Callion as Mi Taylor with members of the Brown Family and Velvet’s horse, King (Blaze King).

When Mi was a jockey in England, he was thrown from a horse and broke his leg. The injury ended his career. He now walks with a limp.

He uses his experience to help a young girl named Velvet Brown (Lori Martin) train her horse, Blaze King for the Grand National Steeplechase.

Note: The series was based on the 1935 novel by Enid Bagnold. The series ran for a total of fifty-eight episodes. The 1944 movie National Velvet starred Elizabeth Taylor as Velvet Brown and Mickey Rooney as Michael “Mi” Taylor.

Born on September 27, 1918 in Glasgow, Scotland, actor James McCallion died on July 11, 1991 in Los Angeles, California.

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