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DALE ROBERTSON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Dale Robertson was born July 14th, 1923 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with the middle name Lymoine.  He worked as a professional boxer for a short period of time before he decided to enroll in Claremore Military Academy in Claremore, Oklahoma.   During world War II, he served in the tank crew and as a combat engineer in Northern Africa.  He began a career in acting, while still serving active duty with the US Army.  He was stationed in San Luis Obispo, California and after his mother took a photograph of him which was displayed in the photo shop window, talent scouts saw this photo and were intrigued to get to know more about Robertson.  He had an amazing physical appearance to Clark Gable.  
 
While serving in the South pacific he began receiving letters from film agents who were interested in him.  Following the war, Robertson decided to stay living in California and pursue a career in the entertainment industry.  He was advised by Will Rogers Jr. never to take acting lessons as it would change his persona and Robertson chose to follow this advice. 
 
His acting career began with mostly roles in Western movies and television as this genre was still the favorite of Americans.  He began his career with small bit parts with Warner brothers, but soon he was gaining leading roles with 20th Century Fox.  In the beginning of his career he was mostly cast on the popular TV #92 in various television weeklies.
 
In 1957, Robertson was cast in a popular television show, "The Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957-1962).  Robertson also had a guest starring role on NBC's, "The Ford Show" (1960) followed by another role on a western comedy and variety series, "The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show" (1962) which aired on ABC.  Robertson also hosted the, "Death Valley Days" along with Ray Milland, Ronald Reagan and Robert Taylor
 
These roles were followed with a variety of other television series parts such as, "The Iron Horse" (1966-1968), "Dynasty" (1980-1982) and "J.J. Starbuck" ( 1989).
 
Entering the 90's, Robertson continued to work as an actor appearing in 2 episodes of, "Hearts of the West" (1993 and 1994).  
 
Robertson was mostly known for his television career but also starred in a total of 63 films, is a recipient of the Golden Boot Award in 1985 and has a star on the Hollywood walk of Fame.  He was also inducted into the hall of Great Western Performers and the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.  Robertson has since retired from acting and lives on a ranch near Oklahoma City. with his current wife whom he married in 1980, Susie Robertson.

Dale Robertson, starting out with roles in 1950's Westerns such as "Devil's Canyon", "Sitting Bull" and "Dakota Incident" and who was best known for his role of special agent Jim Hardie in the NBC television series "Tales of Wells Fargo" from (1957-1962), died on Tuesday February 26, 2013 at the age of eighty-nine, Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California.
 

Filmography

1989   Prediction: Murder
1988   The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel
1975   The Kansas City Massacre
1974   Melvin Purvis G-MAN
1970   Aru heishi no kake
1970   East Connection
1966   Scalplock
1966   The One Eyed Soldiers
1965   The Man from Button Willow
1965   Diamond Jim: Skulduggery in Samantha
1964   Coast of Skeletons
1964   Blood on the Arrow
1964   Law of the Lawless
1958   Fast and Sexy
1957   Hell Canyon Outlaws
1956   High Terrace
1956   Dakota Incident
1956   A Day of Fury
1955   Son of Sinbad
1955   Top of the World
1954   Sitting Bull
1954   The Gambler from Natchez
1953   City of Bad Men
1953   Devil's Canyon
1953   The Farmer Takes a Wife
1953   The Silver Whip
1952   I Full House
1952   Lure of the Wilderness
1952   Lydia Bailey
1952   The Outcasts of Poker Flat
1952   Return of the Texan
1951   Golden Girl
1951   The Secret of Convict Lake
1951   Take Care of My Little Girl
1951   Call Me Mister
1950   Two Flags West
1950   The Cariboo Trail
1949   Fighting Man of the Plains
1949   The Girl from Jones Beach
1949   Flamingo Road
1948   The Boy with Green Hair





Matinee Classics - Death Valley Days hosted by Stanley Andrews, Ronald Reagan, Robert Taylor, Dale Robertson and Merle Haggard
Matinee Classics - Son of Sinbad starring Dale Robertson, Sally Forrest, Lili St. Cyr, Mari Blanchard, Leon Askin, Jay Novello, Raymond Greenleaf, Nejla Ates, Kalantan, Iam McDonald and Donald Rudolph
Matinee Classics - Son of Sinbad starring Dale Robertson, Sally Forrest, Lili St. Cyr, Mari Blanchard, Leon Askin, Jay Novello, Raymond Greenleaf, Nejla Ates, Kalantan, Iam McDonald and Donald Rudolph
Matinee Classics - O' Henry's Full House starring Fred Allen, Anne Baxter, Jeanne Crain, Farley Granger, Charles Laughton, Oscar Levant, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Peters, Gregory Ratoff, Dale Robertson, David Wayne, Richard Widmark, Lee Aaker, Richard Rober, Fred Kelsey and Richard Garrick
Matinee Classics - The Still Trumpet starring Dale Robertson, Victor Jory, Carol Ohmart, Regis Toomey, Patrick McVey, James Griffith, Douglas Dick, Ed Kemmer, Grandon Rhodes, Dan Riss and Forrest Taylor
Matinee Classics - Sitting Bull starring Dale Robertson, Mary Murphy, J. Carrol Naish, John Litel, Joel Fluellen, Iron Eyes Cody, John Hamilton, Douglas Kennedy, William Tannen and William Hopper
Matinee Classics - Sitting Bull starring Dale Robertson, Mary Murphy, J. Carrol Naish, John Litel, Joel Fluellen, Iron Eyes Cody, John Hamilton, Douglas Kennedy, William Tannen and William Hopper
Matinee Classics - Tales of Wells Fargo starring Dale Robertson
Matinee Classics - Tales of Wells Fargo starring Dale Robertson


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