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Pernell Roberts


Born - 18 May 1928, Waycross, Georgia, USA
Died - 24 January 2010

Best known as Adam Cartwright from the TV series Bonanza, which ran for 10 years from 1959, tall, taciturn, deep-voiced Roberts did almost all of his work for the small screen, although there were a few films before Bonanza claimed him. These included The Sheepman (1958), Desire Under the Elms (1958) and Ride Lonesome (1959). After ending his Bonanza stint in 1965, Roberts demonstrated his singing talents in a TV version of Carousel (he played Jigger), made a lot of TV movies and a few more films as a bearded and balding character player, among them Four Rode Out (1970), The Magic of Lassie (1978) and Checkered Flag (1990), his last. Three times married and divorced, he died from pancreatric cancer.