Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

3/1/2013 (3 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Co-hosted 'Death Valley Days' with Ronald Reagan in the 1960s

A native of Oklahoma and with rugged, good looks, cowboy star Dale Robertson was discovered by a Hollywood talent scout when his picture was placed in photo shop's display window. Robertson was no stranger to horses, and so he was pushed to appear in westerns. Robertson has passed away at the age of 89.

Acting in several uncredited movie roles in 1948 after he left the Army, Dale Robertson landed the plum role of outlaw Jesse James in 'Fighting Man of the Plains' in 1949.

Acting in several uncredited movie roles in 1948 after he left the Army, Dale Robertson landed the plum role of outlaw Jesse James in "Fighting Man of the Plains" in 1949.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/1/2013 (3 years ago)

Published in Celebrity

Keywords: Dale robertson, westerns, TV series, Ronald Reagan, cancer death


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Death came quickly to the star. Robertson was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer days ago while being treated for pneumonia at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. "He always said he lived two or three lifetimes," his wife Susan Robertson said. "He was in Hollywood when it was great."
 
Stationed at an Army post in California, according to his official biography, the talent scout who first saw his photo encouraged him to try his hand at acting. He was warned away from formal acting training, based on advice that he should keep his own personality.
 
Acting in several uncredited movie roles in 1948 after he left the Army, Robertson landed the plum role of outlaw Jesse James in "Fighting Man of the Plains" in 1949.

Robertson also starred in the TV Western series "Tales of Wells Fargo" from 1957 through 1962, riding a horse named Jubilee. Robertson played a character who won a railway in a high-stakes poker game in the 1966 TV series "Iron Horse."

Robertson also co-hosted, along with Ronald Reagan, episodes of "Death Valley Days" during the 1960s.

Robertson acted chiefly in westerns, included "Devil's Canyon," "Sitting Bull," and "Dakota Incident."

In the 1980s, Robertson was a regular on the first season of "Dynasty," and acted in episodes of "The Love Boat," "Murder, She Wrote" and "Dallas." His last role came in two episodes of the TV series "Harts of the West" in 1993.

As Robertson lied dying in a hospital bed, his wife comforted him by whispering thoughts of what awaited him in the afterlife.

"I told him that Jubilee and Chief (his favorite dog) would be waiting to greet him," his wife told CNN.

The final 15 years of Robertson's life were spent in ill health, due to the wounds he suffered while serving in a tank crew in North Africa and Europe during World War II, his wife said.

Doctors were treating him for pneumonia when tests revealed he had lung cancer that had spread to his brain, bones, liver and lymph nodes, she said.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for DECEMBER 2016
Universal:
End to Child-Soldiers: That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.
Evangelization: Europe: That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.



Comments


More Celebrity

TV's favorite sitcom mom, Florence Henderson passes away at 82 Watch

Image of Florence Henderson was best known for her role as

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Television's favorite sitcom mom has passed away at the age of 82.  LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Actress Florence Henderson, best known as Carol Brady of the Brady Bunch, died on Thanksgiving day due to heart failure. According to her manager, Kayla ... continue reading


Vatican cardinal pays tribute to late 'Hallelujah' singer Leonard Cohen Watch

Image of Leonard Cohen has passed away (Facebook).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Singer songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away on Thursday, November 10. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The largely influential singer reportedly passed away peacefully at 82-years-old.On his Facebook page, Sony Music Canada released the brief statement: "It is with ... continue reading


Michael Savage is censored during LIVE show after questioning Hillary's health. Censorship is alive and well in America Watch

Image of Michael Savage was censored while broadcasting live and asking about Clinton's health.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Censorship is alive and well in America. Yesterday, Dr. Michael Savage's show "Savage Nation" was pulled off the air when he questioned Hillary Clinton's health. Censorship in America comes in two forms, hard and soft. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Dr. Michael ... continue reading


5 popular celebrities who aren't afraid of showing their faith Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Practicing your faith and being in the limelight is not always an easy task, especially in a world where Christians and believers are persecuted for their faithful love of God. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Despite facing paparazzi and crazed fans, there are ... continue reading


'I'm more of a spiritual person': Pop Star, Rita Ora set to sing for Pope Francis during Mother Teresa's canonization celebration Watch

Image of Rita Ora to sing for Pope Francis.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Pop singer Rita Ora, known for songs such as "I Will Never Let You down" and "Shine Ya Light" will be performing a song at St. Peter's Basilica for Pope Francis. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - NME reported Ora was asked to perform at a ceremony in Italy this ... continue reading


Clinton Crime Family - Alex Jones asks Hillary Clinton to spare his life Watch

Image of Alex Jones asked Clinton to repent and change her ways.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Infowars host, Alex Jones has asked Hillary Clinton not to kill him as he speaks out against her campaign of terror. According to sources, Clinton is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people who have challenged her rise to power. LOS ANGELES, CA (California ... continue reading


Catholicism in Hollywood: Not as rare as you might think Watch

Image of Hollywood boasts more Catholics than one might think.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Drugs, sex and scandals surround many Hollywood stars, but many famous actors and actresses rise above it or work through it with help from their Catholic faith. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The media loves to show unflattering images of famous stars at their ... continue reading


'They cried out to the Lord in their distress': Actor Chris Pratt tweets prayer request Watch

Image of Actor Chris Pratt called for prayers for a child with brain cancer.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Actor Christ Pratt, known for his roles in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Jurassic World," took to Twitter to respond to a fan's prayer request. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Tweet read: "@prattprattpratt would love a RT asking followers to say a prayer for a ... continue reading


'She basically played herself': Iconic Lois Lane actress dies at 95 Watch

Image of The world has lost another beautiful icon: Noel Neill (Pinterest).

By Monique Crawford (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Noel Darleen Neill, best known for her portrayal of Lois Lane in the original Superman television show, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, July 3, at 95-years-old. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to CNN, Neill's friend, manager and biographer, Larry ... continue reading


Lady Gaga fights Catholic Church Watch

Image of Lady Gaga upset about Catholic Church comments on her lifestyle.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Lady Gaga, known for her meat dress and outlandish outfits, has spoken out against Catholic blogger Becky Roach, who wrote an article criticizing celebrities who hypocritically claim they are faithful to God but continue to live stereotypical Hollywood lifestyles. LOS ... continue reading


All Celebrity News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Genesis 3:9-15, 20
9 But Yahweh God called to the man. 'Where are you?' he ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
1 [Psalm] Sing a new song to Yahweh, for he has performed wonders, his ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 1:26-38
26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in ... Read More

Reading 2, Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12
3 Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for December 8th, 2016 Image

St. Romaric
December 8: In the account of St Amatus of Remiremont it is ... Read More