Actor Pernell Roberts, perhaps most famous for his role as Adam Cartwright on BONANZA, has died at the age of 81.
In the '80s Roberts also starred in TRAPPER JOHN, M.D.
I once saw Mr. Roberts in person; he was a client at a law firm where I worked after I first graduated from college.
Come to think of it, I also saw Roberts' TV father, Lorne Greene, once upon a time when I had lunch in a movie studio commissary.
Update: 50 Westerns From the 50s and Thrilling Days of Yesteryear remember Roberts' role in the classic Budd Boetticher-Randolph Scott Western RIDE LONESOME (1959). That one's on my "to watch" list...