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Pernell Roberts

17 May 1928 to 24 January 2010

An actor who turned his back on the vehicle that brought him fame, Roberts was known to millions as the eldest son of rancher Ben Cartwright in Bonanza (1959-1965). Earlier film work includes the western Ride Lonesome (1959) with later success coming in the television series Trapper John MD (1979-86).

- Read Pernell Roberts' Guardian Obituary