The television series Fury premiered on NBC on October 15, 1955. As it stated in the opening credits, the show was about a horse named Fury, and the boy who loved him. The boy, whose name was Joey Clark, was played by child actor Bobby Diamond.
Joey was a troubled orphan who was taken in by a rancher named Jim Newton, and fell in love with Fury, a horse on his ranch. Fury was a wild horse and didn’t let anyone ride him. Joey was the only person he would respond to and they formed an unbreakable bond.
It was a family-friendly program that liked to focus on youth organizations such as Boy Scouts, Big Brothers, Junior Achievement, Little League, and even Girl Scouts.
One of Fury‘s most beloved actors went on to have an illustrious career in Hollywood. Bobby Diamond continued to act into adulthood, starring in In Praise of Pip, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Nanette Fabray Show,
He was the star of the 1963 paratrooper movie Airborne and appeared alongside Patty Duke in her film Billie.
Diamond also acted in other TV shows like Father Knows Best, The Loretta Young Show, The Andy Griffith Show, Lassie, Medical Center and Divorce Court.
After he stopped acting, Diamond became a lawyer and represented actors including Kelsey Grammer and Paul Petersen.
Sadly, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Diamond passed away at the age of 75 from cancer at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California. Longtime friend Laurie Jacobson told the publication he actually passed away on May 15.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.