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Actor Dale Robertson Dies in California Hospital
abcnews.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Ken Miller

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: dalerobertson; obituary; talesofwellsfargo; westerns

1 posted on 02/28/2013 2:59:07 AM PST by John W
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To: John W
I was a huge fan of "Tales of Wells Fargo" and he always seemed like a really decent guy.

RIP

2 posted on 02/28/2013 3:20:46 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: John W

WOW, time flies, he was really great.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 3:20:55 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999

“WOW, time flies, he was really great.”
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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.


4 posted on 02/28/2013 3:44:37 AM PST by AlexW
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To: John W

Death Valley Days with 20 Mule Team Borax!

I wonder if they still make that stuff?


5 posted on 02/28/2013 4:08:45 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: John W

He really held on to that hair.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 4:17:13 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: John W

Tales of Wells Fargo was one of my favorite westerns in an age of nothing but westerns


7 posted on 02/28/2013 4:21:27 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: John W
I don't remember him from the 80's. (that's as far back as my memory goes)But these guys from the 50's and 60's television were pioneers in prime time.

Now all we have is trash like Two and a Half Men and The Bachelor

8 posted on 02/28/2013 4:33:50 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Vaquero

IIRC he was left handed too


9 posted on 02/28/2013 4:36:01 AM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: John W

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.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 4:36:26 AM PST by Okieshooter
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To: John W
...his ranch in Yukon, Okla., where he lived until moving to the San Diego area in recent months, ...

Well there ya go. That's what did him in.

11 posted on 02/28/2013 4:41:45 AM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: stinkerpot65
Re" I wonder if they still make that stuff?

Yes, I use if with nearly every washer load. It also has other uses, use a search engine to learn more. I keep three or four boxes on hand all the time.

12 posted on 02/28/2013 4:46:27 AM PST by rw4site (Little men want Big Government!)
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To: AlexW
such events become more and more frequent as we age

"People are dying now who never died before.".... E. Hemingway

13 posted on 02/28/2013 5:02:18 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: John W
"3 Days of the Condor" was a GREAT movie...and certainly the best Redford ever did...


14 posted on 02/28/2013 5:16:40 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: John W

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.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 5:19:59 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: newfreep

Sorry, that’s CLIFF Robertson in 3 Days of the Condor.

This article refers to DALE Robertson of considerable TV fame.


16 posted on 02/28/2013 5:26:58 AM PST by 21stCenturion ("It's the Judges, Stupid !")
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To: John W

One more icon of great old-school television falls away. RIP, Dale Robertson. You were one of the greats.


17 posted on 02/28/2013 5:51:52 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: 21stCenturion

Thanks - I clearly need more caffeine in the morning


18 posted on 02/28/2013 6:08:14 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Was this the show that opened in the corral & Dale says,

“That’s my horse, Jubilee!”

Many great TV westerns in those days.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 6:55:16 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: John W

I met him at the TULSA GUN SHOW (the big one)!


20 posted on 02/28/2013 7:40:33 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the POTEET THEATRE in OKC! See our murals before they are painted over!)
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To: stinkerpot65

***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.


21 posted on 02/28/2013 7:42:49 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the POTEET THEATRE in OKC! See our murals before they are painted over!)
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To: Monterrosa-24

*** 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.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 7:46:20 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the POTEET THEATRE in OKC! See our murals before they are painted over!)
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To: John W

RIP.


23 posted on 02/28/2013 11:44:04 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: John W
Dale Robertson in "Tales of Wells Fargo", remember that as a kid, would always watch.
He had a long life, RIP.
24 posted on 02/28/2013 11:58:22 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: 2111USMC
Well there ya go. That's what did him in.

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.

25 posted on 02/28/2013 12:10:52 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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