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Birth information

18 May 1928 Waycross, Georgia, USA

Death information

24 January 2010 Malibu, California, USA

Given Name

Pernell Elven Roberts Jr.

Nickname

The Liberal Cartwright

How tall is Pernell Roberts?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Eleanor Criswell
Kara Knack
Judith Roberts
Vera Mowry

Life Story of Pernell Roberts

Best recalled as the eldest son and first member of the "Bonanza" Cartwright clan to permanently leave the Ponderosa in the hopes of greener acting pastures, dark, deep-voiced and durably handsome Pernell Roberts' native roots lay in Georgia. Born Pernell Elvin Roberts, Jr. on May 18, 1928, in North Carolina and moved to Waycross as an infant, he was singing in local USO shows while still in high school (where he appeared in plays and played the horn). He attended both Georgia Tech and the University of Maryland but flunked out of both colleges, with a two-year stint as a Marine stuck somewhere in between. He eventually decided to give acting a chance and supported himself as a butcher, forest ranger, and railroad riveter during the lean years while pursuing his craft.

On stage from the early 1950s, he gained experience in such productions as "The Adding Machine," "The Firebrand" and "Faith of Our Fathers" before spending a couple of years performing the classics with the renowned Arena Stage Company in Washington, DC. Productions there included "The Taming of the Shrew" (as Petruchio), "The Playboy of the Western Word," "The Glass Menagerie," "The Importance of...

Significant features of Pernell Roberts

His beard (in latter career)
Baritone voice
Several of his roles were doctors that served compassion to others.
Roles in Westerns

What movies did Pernell Roberts play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Diagnosis Murder (1997) George Fallon / Dr. Elliott Valin, Checkered Flag (1991) Andrew Valiant, Donor (1990) Dr. Martingale, The Young Riders (1990) Hezekiah Horn, Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (1989) Thatcher Horton, Around the World in 80 Days (1989) Captain Speedy, The Night Train to Kathmandu (1988) Prof. Harry Hadley-Smithe, Desperado (1987) Marshal Dancey, Trapper John, M.D. (1986) Trapper John McIntyre, Hotel (1983) Charles Stanton, Incident at Crestridge (1981) Mayor Hill, High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980) Marshal J.D....

Birth information

18 May 1928 Waycross, Georgia, USA

Death information

24 January 2010 Malibu, California, USA

Given Name

Pernell Elven Roberts Jr.

Nickname

The Liberal Cartwright

How tall is Pernell Roberts?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Eleanor Criswell
Kara Knack
Judith Roberts
Vera Mowry

Life Story of Pernell Roberts

Best recalled as the eldest son and first member of the "Bonanza" Cartwright clan to permanently leave the Ponderosa in the hopes of greener acting pastures, dark, deep-voiced and durably handsome Pernell Roberts' native roots lay in Georgia. Born Pernell Elvin Roberts, Jr. on May 18, 1928, in North Carolina and moved to Waycross as an infant, he was singing in local USO shows while still in high school (where he appeared in plays and played the horn). He attended both Georgia Tech and the University of Maryland but flunked out of both colleges, with a two-year stint as a Marine stuck somewhere in between. He eventually decided to give acting a chance and supported himself as a butcher, forest ranger, and railroad riveter during the lean years while pursuing his craft.

On stage from the early 1950s, he gained experience in such productions as "The Adding Machine," "The Firebrand" and "Faith of Our Fathers" before spending a couple of years performing the classics with the renowned Arena Stage Company in Washington, DC. Productions there included "The Taming of the Shrew" (as Petruchio), "The Playboy of the Western Word," "The Glass Menagerie," "The Importance of...

Significant features of Pernell Roberts

His beard (in latter career)
Baritone voice
Several of his roles were doctors that served compassion to others.
Roles in Westerns

What movies did Pernell Roberts play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Diagnosis Murder (1997) George Fallon / Dr. Elliott Valin, Checkered Flag (1991) Andrew Valiant, Donor (1990) Dr. Martingale, The Young Riders (1990) Hezekiah Horn, Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (1989) Thatcher Horton, Around the World in 80 Days (1989) Captain Speedy, The Night Train to Kathmandu (1988) Prof. Harry Hadley-Smithe, Desperado (1987) Marshal Dancey, Trapper John, M.D. (1986) Trapper John McIntyre, Hotel (1983) Charles Stanton, Incident at Crestridge (1981) Mayor Hill, High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980) Marshal J.D....

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Ian Abercrombie and Pernell Roberts in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

Parents: father, Pernell Elvin Sr.; mother, Betty Roberts.

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Pernell Roberts in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

Had one son, Jonathan Christopher Roberts (b. October 1951, d. 1989), with 1st wife Vera Mowry.

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Pernell Roberts in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

First wife Dr. Vera Mowry was a professor at Washington State University.

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Regis Cordic and Pernell Roberts in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

Had a talent for singing, and was especially fond of performing folk music.

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James Coburn, James Best, Pernell Roberts, and Karen Steele in Auf eigene Faust (1959)

He was nominated for a 1973 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in the play, "Welcome Home", at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

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Pernell Roberts in Hot Rod (1979)

His fine baritone was put to use frequently on stage in a number of musicals including "The King and I," "The Music Man," 'Kiss Me Kate," "Camelot" and "The Sound of Music". He played Rhett Butler in a short-lived 1973 musical version of "Gone With the Wind".

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Pernell Roberts in Hot Rod (1979)

Roberts (born May 18, 1928) was only 13 years, 3 months, 6 days younger than Lorne Greene (born February 12, 1915), who played his television father, Ben Cartwright, on Bonanza (1959).

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Randolph Scott, Pernell Roberts, and Karen Steele in Auf eigene Faust (1959)

Roberts (born May 18, 1928) was only 6 months, 22 days older than Dan Blocker (born December 10, 1928), who played his television middle brother, Hoss Cartright, on Bonanza (1959).

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Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)

Had left his role on Bonanza (1959), at the end of the sixth season in 1965, were because of two things: He was very unhappy with the way his character was going and for refusing to renegotiate his contract, for the following eight seasons.

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Lorne Greene and Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)

Friends with: James Drury, Doug McClure, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, David Wayne, Robert Young, Charles Siebert, Mary McCarty, Madge Sinclair, Sarah Cunningham, Barbara Stanwyck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans, James Best, Larry Hagman, Dick Van Dyke, Brian Keith, Aaron Spelling, Simon Scott, James Arness, Peter Graves, Peter Lupus, Jack Klugman, Rod Serling, Robert Stack, Raymond Burr, Henry Darrow, Robert Conrad, Connie Stevens, Ruta Lee, Stefanie Powers, Will Hutchins, Bart Braverman, Clifton James, Janis Page, R.G. Armstrong, Burl Ives, Quinn Martin, Frank Price and Robert Vaughn.

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Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)

Had appeared in each and every episode of Trapper John, M.D. (1979), with the exception of 1.

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Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)

Once referred to his Trapper John, M.D. (1979) co-star, Gregory Harrison, a young rebel, when the show started.

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Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)

Updated his George Fallon character on an episode of Diagnosis Murder (1993), he played decades after Mannix (1967).

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Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)

After his guest-starring role on Diagnosis Murder (1993), he retired from acting at age 66.

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Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)

His parents, Pernell Elvin Roberts Sr., was a Dr. Pepper salesman; died in 1980, and Minnie 'Betty' Myrtle Morgan, was a housewife; died 8 years later in 1988.

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Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)

His son, Jonathan Christopher Roberts died in 1989 in a motorcycle accident.

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Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)

Was also a lifelong activist, which included participation in the Selma to Montgomery Marches in 1965, and pressuring NBC to refrain from hiring whites to portray minority characters.

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Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)

Beat out 2 other actors, Wayne Rogers and John Forsythe, for the lead role of the title character in Trapper John, M.D. (1979).

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Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)

Before he was a successful actor, he was a Sunday School teacher in church in his hometown of Waycross, Georgia.

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Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Ross Martin, and Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)

Pernell Roberts died on January 24, 2010. He was the longest living Bonanza (1959) cast member, followed by Lorne Greene, who played his TV father in the series.

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