Star of 'Bonanza' Pernell Roberts Dies at 81

Star of 'Bonanza' Pernell Roberts Dies at 81

Pernell Roberts who portrayed Adam Cartwright of 'Bonanza' has passed away at the age of 81 at his home in California.

"Bonanza" and "Trapper John, M.D." star Pernell Roberts has died at his home in California, aged81. The Georgia native, who played Adam Cartwright in "Bonanza", started his acting career onstage in New York.

He moved to Hollywood and kicked off a film career opposite Sophia Loren in "Desire Under The Elms" in 1958. But Roberts really made his name on TV, appearing in hit shows like "The Rockford Files", "The Streets of San Francisco", "Baretta", "The Six Million Dollar Man", "Cannon", "Ironside" and "Mission: Impossible".

The actor who also made appearance in "The Wild Wild West" was in "Bonanza" from 1959 to 1965, and he started portraying Dr. 'Trapper' John McIntyre from 1979. His life was marred by tragedy when his only son, Chris, was killed in a motorcycle crash in 1989.


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    May 02, 2010

    voçe senpre foi tao lindo e triste ver todos indo enbora o tenpo indo tao rapido que Deus te abeçoe aonde estiver

    carol Daniels Peters
    Jan 29, 2010

    so sorry for your passing I worked with you on a Lassie movie my ex was the DP and we became good friends for awhile may GOD Bless you

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