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Pernell Roberts’ Obituary

Monday, January 25th, 2010


Pernell Roberts dies at 81; played eldest son on TV’s ‘Bonanza’


The Cartwright clan, reunited for the sixth season of “Bonanza” in 1964: From left, Adam (Pernell Roberts), Little Joe ( Michael Landon), Ben (Lorne Greene) and Hoss (Dan Blocker). (NBC)


Roberts quit the popular western at the height of its popularity. He later starred in the TV series ‘Trapper John M.D.’


By Elaine Woo
Los Angeles Times
January 25, 2010


Pernell Roberts, a versatile actor best remembered for his portrayal of the handsome, eldest Cartwright son on the classic television western “Bonanza” and later as the lead character in the medical drama “Trapper John, M.D.,” died at his Malibu home Sunday. He was 81.


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