Dale Robertson - Dale Robertson Dies At 89, Classic Western Star's Death Confirmed By Niece

Hollywood has said farewell to another classic film icon – the western star Dale Robertson.

The actor passed away at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California at the age of 89. The news was first confirmed by his niece, Nancy Robertson. Her uncle reportedly died after a brief period of illness, according to ABC News. In his heyday Dale Robertson was known primarily for starring in westerns, such as portraying Jesse James in Fighting Man on the Plains. The actor came from humble beginnings though, and initially only managed to land small parts in films like The Boy with the Green Hair and Flamingo Road. After his big break though, Robertson moved on to television, which at the time was just beginning to kick off as a medium. He starred in such classics series as Tales of Fargo Wells, Iron Horse and Death Valley Days, the last of which ran into the early 70s. Unsurprisingly, Robertson’s career continued throughout the 70s and well into the mid-80s, when he landed roles on popular shows like Dynasty and Dallas, beloved by generations of American TV fans. The actor’s final role came in 1993 as Zeke on Harts the West.

Afterwards, the actor returned to his native Oklahoma and devoted his time to family. "I remember him as a larger-than-life fellow," his niece said. "When he was in town it was always very exciting. It always meant something magical was going to happen." A memorial service for the beloved actor will be held in a few weeks, according to the family.


Contactmusic

Tags:

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Horns - Trailer

Following the mysterious death of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple), Ig Perrish (Daniel Redcliffe) wakes up from with a...

Horns Trailer

'Foxcatcher' Leads Almost Went To Ryan Gosling and Bill Nighy

Foxcatcher, the psychological drama from the supremely talented Bennett Miller, is without doubt one...

'Foxcatcher' Leads Almost Went To Ryan Gosling and Bill Nighy

Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were with Lionel Richie

Ahead of the September 2014 release of Barbra Streisand's duet album 'Partners', Lionel Richie talks about the...

Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were With Lionel Richie Video

'The November Man' Is Nothing More Than An August Dud

The November Man? Pfffft - Roger Donaldson's latest movie deserves to be nowhere near the penultimate...

'The November Man' Is Nothing More Than An August Dud

Kongos - Lunatic Album Review

Bursting out the stereo with the glitzy stomp of opening salvo 'I'm Only Joking' and 'Come With Me Now', Kongos at first appear to be...

Kongos - Lunatic Album Review

Ariana Grande - Break Free - Live on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater LA

Ariana Grande performs the song, 'Break Free' live at the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theatre...

Ariana Grande - Break Free - Live On The Honda Stage At The Iheartradio Theater La Video

Jack White - I'm Down (Lyric Video)

The lyric video for Jack White's country music song, 'I'm Down' has received a lyric video. The song has been recorded as part of...

Jack White - I'm Down (Lyric Video) Video

Frasier's 'Niles Crane' Joins Cast of CBS Drama 'The Good Wife'

In his first television role since the conclusion of Frasier in 2004, David Hyde Pierce - who...

Frasier's 'Niles Crane' Joins Cast of CBS Drama 'The Good Wife'

Joan Rivers Stable But Critical, Stopped Breathing During Surgery

Joan Rivers, the 81-year-old comedienne, is in a stable but critical condition in hospital...

Joan Rivers Stable But Critical, Stopped Breathing During Surgery
Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All