Oklahoma-born film and television star Dale Robertson dies at 89
BY GENE TRIPLETT NewsOK.com
Thursday, February 28, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY - Harrah-born film and television star Dale Robertson has died in La Jolla, Calif., following a long illness. He was 89.
During his acting career he appeared in 63 feature films and several television series, but he was best-known for portraying special agent Jim Hardie, TV's fastest left-handed gun, on NBC's highly rated Western series “Tales of Wells Fargo,” which ran from March 1957 to September 1961.
His many roles in Western films and TV productions earned him induction into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's Hall of Great Western Performers in 1983.
“Dale obviously had a wonderful career in film and was a very popular Western actor,” museum President Chuck Schroeder said. “But beyond that, when you get to know some of Dale's friends, you start to understand what an influence Dale was on others. He was a guy who was very generous in helping other people get started in the movie business. He was generous to people who were down on their luck. He was a guy who really cared about his fellow man, and not only cared about them but invested himself in helping other people.
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