|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1923|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 2013|
San Diego County
Actor. He will perhaps be best remembered for playing Jim Hardie in the TV series "Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957 to 1962). Born Dayle Lymoine Robertson, he initially pursued a career as a prize fighter and later enrolled at Oklahoma Military Academy. During World War II, he saw action in the European Theater while serving with the United States Army in a tank crew and as a combat engineer. During his experience, he was twice wounded for which he received the Purple Heart and both the Bronze and Silver Stars. Following his return home, he was spotted by chance in a photograph by a Hollywood scout and the result was the launching of his career in entertainment. He was liked by studio executives due to his resemblance of Clark Gable and landed his first part with an uncredited role in the picture "The Boy with Green Hair" (1948). This was followed with his being cast in supporting and starring roles in numerous Westerns and swashbucklers. Robertson's most prolific body of work was in television which started in live broadcasts on numerous 1950s programs. In addition, to "Tales of Wells Fargo", he had featured roles in the series "Iron Horse" (1966 to 1968), "Dynasty" (1981), "Dallas" (1982) and "J.J. Starbuck" (1987 to 1988). From 1968 until 1972, he served as host of the TV series "Death Valley Days" succeeding Ronald Reagan after he was elected governor of California. Robertson retired from acting during the early 1990s. He was formerly married to actress Mary Murphy. He was the recipient of a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. (bio by: C.S.)
Melvin R. Robertson (1894 - 1980)
Varvel Rowena Robertson (1897 - 1981)
Mary Murphy (1931 - 2011)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Feb 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105902410
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