Thursday, February 28, 2013

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Dale Robertson

Dale Robertson (1923-2013) was an American cowboy actor best known for his starring roles on television.  He starred as roving investigator Jim Hardie on the NBC/ABC television series, "Tales of Wells Fargo", and as the owner of an incomplete railroad line on ABC's "The Iron Horse."

Robertson was a former resident of Monterea Estates (Chatsworth, CA), who died of lung cancer Feb. 27, 2013, at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA.  

He often said he came to Hollywood so he could afford his own ranch back in Oklahoma, and at one time he owned 235 horses on his ranch near Yukon, OK (according to the Oklahoma Gazette).

Dale Robertson's Santa Susana locations filmography:

The Cariboo Trail (1950) Supporting role -- Starring Randolph Scott, George 'Gabby' Hayes and Bill Williams (Corriganville) 20th Century Fox

Hell Canyon Outlaws (1957) Starring Dale Robertson, Brian Keith and Rossana Rory (Corriganville) Republic 

"Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957) TV Series
Dale Robertson as Jim Hardie (201 episodes, 1957-1962)

"Iron Horse, The" (1966) TV Series
Dale Robertson as Ben Calhoun (9 episodes, 1966-1968)

"Death Valley Days" (1969-1970) (TV series) 

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