Skip to comments.Actor Dale Robertson Dies in California Hospital
Posted on 02/28/2013 2:58:59 AM PST by John W
Dale Robertson, an Oklahoma native who became a star of television and movie Westerns during the genre's heyday, died Tuesday. He was 89.
Robertson's niece, Nancy Robertson, said her uncle died at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., following a brief illness.
Dale Robertson had bit parts in films including "The Boy with the Green Hair" and the Joan Crawford vehicle "Flamingo Road" before landing more high-profile roles such as Jesse James in "Fighting Man of the Plains."
In the 1950s, he moved into television, starring in series such as "Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957-62), "Iron Horse" (1966) and "Death Valley Days" (1968-70).
Robertson continued to work in TV in the 1970s, and in the 1980s he landed roles in the popular night-time soap operas "Dallas" and "Dynasty."
In 1993, he took what would be his final role, as Zeke in the show "Harts of the West," before retiring from acting to spend more time at his ranch in Yukon, Okla., where he lived until moving to the San Diego area in recent months, Nancy Robertson said.
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WOW, time flies, he was really great.
“WOW, time flies, he was really great.”
As I am now into my senior years, it is always somewhat of a shock when those that I remember watching pass away.
Sadly, such events become more and more frequent as we age.
Death Valley Days with 20 Mule Team Borax!
I wonder if they still make that stuff?
He really held on to that hair.
Tales of Wells Fargo was one of my favorite westerns in an age of nothing but westerns
Now all we have is trash like Two and a Half Men and The Bachelor
IIRC he was left handed too
I was a fan when I was a kid and he played Jim Hardy in Tails of Wells Fargo. Also he and my father were life long friends and they would have lunch together every day in the 90’s and I would drop in once or twice a week. I can tell you he was one of the few very conservative actors.
In recent year I would see him at the Tulsa Gun Show. He had been in bad health for some time. He will be missed.
Well there ya go. That's what did him in.
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"People are dying now who never died before.".... E. Hemingway
As I remember, Ronald Reagan was the host of DEATH VALLEY DAYS and when he went on to other pursuits his replacement was Dale Robertson who almost had the same hair.
Sorry, that’s CLIFF Robertson in 3 Days of the Condor.
This article refers to DALE Robertson of considerable TV fame.
One more icon of great old-school television falls away. RIP, Dale Robertson. You were one of the greats.
Thanks - I clearly need more caffeine in the morning
Was this the show that opened in the corral & Dale says,
“That’s my horse, Jubilee!”
Many great TV westerns in those days.
I met him at the TULSA GUN SHOW (the big one)!
***Death Valley Days with 20 Mule Team Borax!
I wonder if they still make that stuff?****
Yes they do. I’ve got a NEW box in my laundry right now.
*** Ronald Reagan was the host of DEATH VALLEY DAYS and when he went on to other pursuits his replacement was Dale Robertson***
The original host was THE OLD RANGER. Years later, when Reagan and later Robertson were host, the end titles still listed the host as THE OLD RANGER.
Possibly. Though, it could have been his, ah, extracurricular activities.
I recall hearing a story about Dale Robertson from a Hollywood source a number of years ago.
Seems Dale's wife was getting ready to sue for divorce and she hired a private detective to find out whether he was sleeping with another woman.
After about a week, the detective reported back. He told her "it's not another woman. It's women!. Like five or six."
Intrigued, she hired him for another week -- just to find out the extent of his perfidy. Then, a third week. By the time she called off the sleuth, the "other woman" count had climbed to over two dozen.