Monday, January 25, 2010

Actor Pernell Roberts Dies at 81

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...


Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

I was saddened to hear this- and oddly enough- I never really thought about him on Bonanza and Trapper John (which I never really watched). The beard must've thrown me off - I never made the connection!

7:54 AM  
Blogger James Corry said...

Laura, if you haven't ever seen "Ride Lonesome" put that one at the TOP of your "to watch" list....


11:42 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks Brad! I've actually had RIDE LONESOME sitting next to my TV as my dad loned me his Budd Boetticher DVD set. Need to delve into it!

So many movies, so little time...LOL!

Best wishes,

11:43 AM  

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