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Dale Robertson

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Dale Robertson in Wells Fargo TV series

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Dale Robertson (born July 14, 1923) is an American actor best known for his starring roles on television. For most of his career, Robertson played in Western movies and TV shows. His best remembered series were the NBC series Tales of Wells Fargo, later moved to ABC, in which he played a roving company 'trouble-shooter' named "Jim Hardie", and ABC's The Iron Horse, in which his character won an incomplete railroad line in a poker game and took the challenge of running it. However, Robertson also appeared in sixty-three films.

Robertson was also, along with Ronald W. Reagan, Ray Milland, and Robert Taylor, one of the hosts of the syndicated Death Valley Days during the 1960s. He is a well known rodeo speaker, having appeared at the Pike's Peak or Bust Rodeo in Colorado Springs. He received the Golden Boot Award in 1985, Hall of Great Western Performers, and an inductee in the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.

Fact file

  • Born: Dayle Lymoine Robertson July 14, 1923 Harrah, Oklahoma County Oklahoma, USA
  • Died: February 27, 2013 (aged 89) La Jolla, San Diego California
  • Cause of death: Cancer, pneumonia
  • Resting place: Cremation
  • Alma mater: Oklahoma Military Academy
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Spouse(s): Susan Robbins Robertson (married 1980-2013, his death) There were previous marriages, including Mary Murphy in 1956.
  • Children: Daughter Rochelle Robertson (born 1952) Granddaughter Jade Robertson-Fusco (born 1990)
  • Parent(s): Melvin and Vervel Robertson

Read more about Dale Robertson at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Western actor Dale Robertson dies at 89
Variety, 2013-02-28 20:15:09
Former boxer appeared in 'Death Valley Days,' 'Dallas'

Actor Dale Robertson dies in California hospital
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2013-02-28 02:29:47
Star of television and movie Westerns during the genre's heyday died Tuesday at age 89

Dale Robertson, Actor, Dies at 89
NY Times TV, 2013-02-28 00:00:36
Mr. Robertson appeared in more than 60 movies but was very likely known more for his television work in shows like “Tales of Wells Fargo” and “Iron Horse” and as a host of “Death Valley Days.”

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