Pernell Roberts
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Pernell Roberts
Pernell Elven Roberts, Jr. was an American stage, movie and television actor, as well as a singer. In addition to guest starring in over 60 television series, he was best known for his roles as Ben Cartwright's eldest son, Adam Cartwright, on the western series Bonanza, a role he played from 1959 to 1965 — and as chief surgeon Dr. John McIntyre, the title character on Trapper John, M.D..
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'M.A.S.H.' Actor Wayne Rogers Dies At 82
Huffington Post - about 1 year
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wayne Rogers, whose Trapper John McIntyre alongside Alan Alda's Hawkeye Pierce brought mischief, martinis and meatball surgery to the masses in the 1970s every week on "M.A.S.H.," has died. The actor was surrounded by family when he died Thursday in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia at age 82, his publicist and longtime friend Rona Menashe told The Associated Press. Rogers' army surgeon Trapper John was one of the most beloved characters — and half of one of the most beloved duos — in TV history, despite the actor's appearing in only the first three of the show's 11 seasons on CBS. The two skilled doctors, Hawkeye and Trapper, blew off steam between surgeries pulling pranks, romancing nurses and tormenting their tent-mate Frank Burns, with a seemingly endless supply of booze and one-liners at the ready. In one classic moment, Trapper reaches out as though he's checking for rain and says, "Hmm, feels like it's going to martini," as Hawkeye p ...
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Jay Weston: Yamashiro, the Very Romantic Hollywood Restaurant!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The very ornate entrance to Yamashiro The dinner invitation was intriguing... to attend a special Caribbean dinner cooked by a guest chef, the Haitian-borne woman Manouschka Guerrier, who had impressed me on her TV stint as "The Private Chef." Where? At YAMASHIRO (1999 N. Sycamore Ave., 323-466-5125, just east of La Brea on Franklin Ave. near the Hollywood Bowl.). Yamashiro, oh my, I had not been here since writing about it some nine years ago while attending the wedding there of its then-general manager, Andy Ulloa. His mother Jane and stepfather, Tom Glover, who own Yamashiro and its adjoining property, the Magic Castle, are old friends of mine. Yes, I would happily attend. What I discovered compels me to write about it so now my readers can also enjoy the pleasures of one of the most delightful, romantic venues anywhere in this city. Guest chef Manouschka and Exec Chef Brock at my dinner Yamashiro owners Jane and Tom Glover, old friends of the author When Memoirs ...
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L'altro volto di Euro2012: senzatetto si preparano alla World Cup
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Roma, (TMNews) - Anche i senzatetto in Polonia si preparano per giocare la propria partita. Mentre gli strapagati calciatori delle nazionali europee si contendono il titolo di campioni del Vecchio Continente, loro si allenano per il Campionato mondiale di Homeless, che si terrà in Messico a ottobre. È l'altra faccia degli Europei 2012. Robert Trykowski è uno dei giocatori della squadra dei senzatetto: in campo cercano di allontanare i problemi legati all'alcool e alla droga. Per Robert il calcio è molto di più di un gioco. "Ho perso tutto nella mia vita, tutto ciò che possedevo e che amavo. Ci vorrà un po' di tempo per riprendere in mano la mia vita, ma alla fine sono sicuro che ce la farò. Il calcio mi spinge ad uscire da me stesso e mi insegna che tutto è possibile", racconta Robert. Il primo campionato del mondo per senzatetto si è svolto nel 2003 a Graz, in Austria. Ora tocca al Messico. "Per i barboni, il calcio è una terapia complementare importantissima. La principale per toglie ...
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Answer Man: Why did NBC pull the plug on 'Bonanza'?
BND.com - over 4 years
In the 1960s TV Western "Bonanza," how was Pernell Roberts, who played Adam Cartwright, written out of the series? Also, tell me please: What happened to the other Cartwrights and… Click to Continue »
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The Brady Bunch, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Bonanza and The Big Valley Come to ... - Broadcast Newsroom
Google News - over 5 years
BONANZA, starring Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker and Pernell Roberts. The Cartwright's thousand-square-mile Ponderosa Ranch is located near Virginia City, Nevada, site of the Comstock Silver Lode, during and after the Civil War
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On Aug. 10, TCM explores celluloid incarnations of Shirley MacLaine - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Pernell Roberts, who, the following year, would star in Bonanza, is sheer perfection as leader of the hired guns. Again, there's a Lucy connection. The Sheepman was directed by George Marshall, who had directed Lucille Ball in Fancy Pants
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Royalty takes the stage during Western Days - Bluff Country Reader
Google News - over 5 years
Actors Darrin McGavin, Pernell Roberts, Ricardo Montalbon and most recently, Lou Diamond Phillips, have portrayed the king, with Jodie Foster as Anna in the 1995 remake of the movie. "'The King' is wonderful, partly because there are several themes
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Readers Name Their Choices
NYTimes - over 5 years
In a recent Theater Talkback column on the ArtsBeat blog, Charles Isherwood wrote about the ''truly exemplary'' Shakespearean performances he had seen in the last decade as a critic, and asked readers to name their own past favorites. Here are some of their responses: Meryl Streep and John Cazale in ''Measure for Measure'' in the park. Eve Sinaiko
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Best Cowboy TV Shows - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
The beloved Cartwrights included the patriarch Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) with his three sons, Adam (Pernell Roberts), Hoss (Dan Blocker) and Little Joe (Michael Landon). "Rawhide" started the career of Clint Eastwood. Airing from 1959 to 1966,
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The Commencement Address - Birmingham Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
It's just a blessing that so many got to see Charlie Sheen in person in Tuscaloosa before he assumes his position in the pantheon of television history alongside Pernell Roberts and Delta Burke. And speaking of divine intervention, let me return to the
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The almanac - UPI.com
Google News - almost 6 years
... singer Perry Como and director/screenwriter Richard Brooks ("Key Largo," "Elmer Gantry"), both in 1912; ballet star Margot Fonteyn in 1919; Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla, in 1920; actors Pernell Roberts in 1928 and Robert Morse in 1931 (age
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Just call me Hoss - Gainesville Times
Google News - almost 6 years
In the earlier years, Pernell Roberts, who was from Waycross, played Adam. I don't know that many guys in their 50s named Pernell. Another popular show was "The Andy Griffith Show," which to the best of my knowledge did not result in an increase in
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Saddle up for club's fundraiser - Lakenewsonline.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Many stars such as Rex Allen and his “most beautiful horse in the world” Koko, Lassie, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker and Pernell Roberts appeared at the rodeos. The Rodeo was located in the area where the Camden County Library resides today
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David Dortort, 93, 'Bonanza' Creator, Dies
NYTimes - over 6 years
David Dortort, a television writer and producer whose idea to create a western drama based not on shoot-'em-ups but instead on the travails of a loving family resulted in ''Bonanza,'' one of the most popular shows in history, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 93. The cause was uncertain, but he had a history of heart problems, said his
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Corrections
NYTimes - about 7 years
An obituary on Tuesday about the actor Pernell Roberts misstated the cause of death. His lawyer and friend Richard A. Stone said it was pancreatic cancer, not prostate cancer. The obituary also misstated the year Mr. Roberts's son, Christopher, died. It was 1989, not 1991.
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Pernell Roberts, 81, Star of TV's 'Bonanza,' Dies
NYTimes - about 7 years
Pernell Roberts, the outspoken actor who played Adam Cartwright, the thoughtful eldest son on television's seminal western series ''Bonanza'' and who was the last surviving member of the show's original family, died Sunday at his home in Malibu, Calif. He was 81. The cause was prostate cancer, said his lawyer and friend Richard A. Stone.
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FILM; An Unknown Now, He Made Westerns Of Spiritual Depth
NYTimes - over 16 years
SO often in the half-dozen low-budget, impeccably made westerns that Budd Boetticher directed in the late 1950's, the opening shot features a lone horseman approaching the camera out of a lunar vastness of rock. We don't know who he is, though his name always has a ring to it: Stride, Brennan, Allison, Buchanan, Brigade, Cody. You do know that he
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pernell Roberts
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 81
    At the time of his death—from pancreatic cancer on January 24, 2010, Roberts was married to Eleanor Criswell.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after his death, his friend and former costar, Gregory Harrison, released a statement: "Pernell was a wonderful man, a good friend, and a big part of my life, especially when I was just beginning as an actor. He was a true inspiration to me, as he was to many actors over the years. I was so lucky to have shared the screen with him for nearly eight seasons, and am deeply saddened at his passing. Fortunately, he lives on in the memories of his fans, and in the hearts of the lucky people, like you and me, that he touched personally. I'll be forever grateful to him."
  • 2001
    Age 72
    He made his last TV appearance in 2001 on an episode of Diagnosis: Murder, updating a Mannix character he had portrayed decades before.
    More Details Hide Details In his later life, and after the death of all of his former Bonanza co-stars, Roberts "jokingly referred to himself as, 'Pernell, the last one, Roberts'. He read Bonanza Gold Magazine, which was like looking at an old family album, he said, and watched reruns of Bonanza when he wanted to see old friends.
  • 1991
    Age 62
    From 1991 to 1993, in his last venture into series television, Roberts lent his distinctive voice to host and narrate the TV anthology series, FBI: The Untold Stories.
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    He guest-starred as Hezekiah Horn in the powerful Young Riders episode, "Requiem for a Hero", for which he won a Western Heritage Award in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details In interviews, Roberts had described television as a "director's and film cutter's medium," but he himself was described as a "born television actor.. low key." In the 1980s and 1990s, playing off his Trapper John M.D. persona, Roberts acted as TV spokesman for Ecotrin, a brand of analgesic tablets. Roles since included Donor (1990) with Melissa Gilbert and Checkered Flag (1990). He appeared as captain of the CBS teams for Battle of the Network Stars 11 and 12. He narrated documentaries, including the National Geographic episode, "Alaska, The Great Land" in 1965, "In the Realm of the Alligator" in 1986, the TV special Code One about the work of paramedics in 1989, and "The Mountain Men" episode of the History Channel, 1999.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1988
    Age 59
    In 1988, Roberts co-starred with Milla Jovovich in the TV movie The Night Train to Kathmandu.
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  • 1979
    Age 50
    In 1979, Roberts again achieved "superstar" status as the lead in Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986), receiving an Emmy nomination in 1981; and playing the character twice as long as Wayne Rogers had (1972–1975) on CBSs M*A*S*H series.
    More Details Hide Details Roberts told TV Guide (1979) that he chose to return to weekly television after watching his father age, and realizing that it was a vulnerable time to be without financial security. "The show allowed Roberts to both use his dramatic range and address issues," wrote The Independent. Of the period between series, Roberts said he enjoyed moving around and playing different characters. During that time, he also toured university campuses conducting seminars on play production, acting, and poetry.
  • FORTIES
  • 1973
    Age 44
    In 1973, Roberts was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in Welcome Home at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, Roberts starred as Rhett Butler opposite Lesley Ann Warren, in another major production, Gone with the Wind, at the Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, again receiving good personal reviews, amidst weak reviews for the rest of the show. Additional stage credits after Bonanza include Two for the Seesaw, A Thousand Clowns, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Any Wednesday, and The Sound of Music (as Captain von Trapp). He did The Night of the Iguana while still playing in Bonanza in 1963. Roberts guest-starred in TV shows such as The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., The Virginian, The Big Valley, Lancer, Mission: Impossible, Marcus Welby, M.D., The Wild Wild West, Ironside, The Rockford Files, Gunsmoke, Mannix, Vega$, The Odd Couple, Hawaii Five-O, The Love Boat, Hotel, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, San Francisco International Airport, Nakia, Night Gallery, The Bold Ones, The Quest, Police Story, Most Wanted, Westside Medical, Man From Atlantis, Jigsaw John, Sixth Sense, Quincy,M.E. The Feather and Father Gang, Hawkins, Men from Shiloh, Perry Mason, Wide World of Mystery, and The Six Million Dollar Man, and appeared in miniseries, including Captains and the Kings, Centennial, The Immigrants and Around the World in 80 Days. He starred in two cult films, Four Rode Out (1971) and Kashmiri Run (1970), directed by the veteran TV director John Peyser, and other feature films, including The Magic of Lassie (1978).
  • 1972
    Age 43
    He subsequently married Kara Knack in 1972, divorcing in 1996.
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    In 1972, Roberts returned to Broadway and toured with Ingrid Bergman in Captain Brassbound's Conversion, in which he played the title role. "Particularly helpful is Pernell Roberts in the acted upon title role...
    More Details Hide Details This actor is a sturdy, not unamusing leading-man type and may his appearance as a Bergman costar be rewarded beyond Bonanza."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1967
    Age 38
    In 1967, Roberts starred in the lavish, but short-lived David Merrick production of Mata Hari, directed by Vincente Minnelli.
    More Details Hide Details The show had a much-publicized "chaotic" preview performance due to technical problems stemming from lack of rehearsal time at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, where the preview performance took place. "What was offered the people of Washington was a dress rehearsal. David Merrick spoke to the audience beforehand warning them of this." Problems were corrected by the official opening night, when the show received good reviews for Roberts, musical score and lyrics, stage design and costumes, but poor reviews for its co-star and other aspects of the production. The show, nevertheless, was thought to have the potential to continue to Broadway. "Mata Hari was a show with a great story, two fascinating characters, and some accessory mess that could have easily been tidied up by anyone but Vincente Minnelli." But Merrick, "instead of bringing someone to clean house closed the production down" ("Opening A New Window: The Broadway Musical in the 1960s," p. 205 Ethan Morrden, October 29, 2002).
    Roberts was the only accomplished singer of the original cast, though David Canary, who joined Bonanza in 1967, had a background in voice and performed on Broadway.
    More Details Hide Details During Roberts' Bonanza years, he recorded Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies, a folk music album which AllMusic calls " the softer, lyrical side of folk music — pleasant and not challenging, but quite rewarding in its unassuming way." The album, released by RCA Victor and arranged by Dick Rosmini, is available on compact disc only as part of the fourth disc of the Bonanza 4-CD boxed set on Bear Family Records. On the Bonanza box set albums, Roberts also sings "Early One Morning", "In the Pines", "The New Born King", "The Bold Soldier", "Mary Ann", "They Call the Wind Maria", "Sylvie", "Lily of the West", "The Water is Wide", "Rake and a Ramblin' Boy", "A Quiet Girl", "Shady Grove", "Alberta", and "Empty Pocket Blues". Roberts stated that he loved his co-stars and did not want to leave them, but the money just was not that important to him at the time. He felt he could do better elsewhere.
  • 1965
    Age 36
    He appeared in the next two that aired which were filmed prior to "Dead and Gone" — "A Good Night's Rest", air date April 11, 1965, and "To Own The World", air date April 18, 1965.
    More Details Hide Details Adam Cartwright was mentioned on occasion in the series (including a 1967 episode which did not air until April 4, 1971 ("Kingdom of Fear"). In television interviews, Roberts said that he would have stayed with Bonanza, had he been allowed to do so on a part-time basis to enable him to return to theater. Bonanza producer David Dortort described Roberts as "rebellious, outspoken... and aloof," but, as one who "could make any scene he was in better ". In a later archive interview, he regretted not having insisted on a "marriage for Adam" and having Roberts continue on the show as a semiregular. He added, "I must confess.. I was too hard on him. I did not appreciate him. I knew he was good, but I didn't realize he was that good none better." In the last two Bonanza movies that aired on NBC in the early 1990s, the story line stated that Adam, now in Australia, had equaled his father's success, dominating the engineering/construction business.
    The last episode Pernell Roberts worked on was "Dead and Gone", air date April 4, 1965.
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    Frustrated with Bonanza and angry, he told a reporter in 1965, "I feel I'm an aristocrat in my field of endeavor.
    More Details Hide Details My being part of Bonanza was like Isaac Stern sitting in with Lawrence Welk". In much later interviews, Roberts denied statements about Bonanza attributed to him. "I did not enjoy Bonanza anymore but I never said those things people said I said." He was, however, "too smart not to recognize its weaknesses." In a 1963 interview, he asked a reporter, "Isn't it a bit silly for three adult males to have to ask father's permission for everything they do?" "They told me the four characters (Lorne Greene, patriarch Ben, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon as his brothers) would be carefully defined and the scripts carefully prepared; none of it ever happened," he complained to The Associated Press in 1964. He objected to how Bonanza portrayed the relationship between the "father" and adult "sons," describing it as adolescent, lacking in "truth" and lacking in "reality."
  • 1964
    Age 35
    Roberts, having largely been "a stage actor, accustomed as he was to a rigorous diet of the classics" and to freely move about from part to part, found the "transition to a television series", playing the same character, "without costume changes," a difficult one. "It was perhaps not surprising that, despite enormous success, he bolted from Bonanza after the 1964–65 season, criticizing the show's simple-minded content and lack of minority actors ".
    More Details Hide Details It particularly distressed him that his character, a man in his 30s, had to defer continually to the wishes of his widowed father, and he reportedly disliked the series itself, calling it — "junk" television and accusing NBC of "perpetuating banality and contributing to the dehumanization of the industry." The equally self-critical Roberts ("I guess I'll never be satisfied with my own work"), "had long disdained the medium's commercialization of his craft and its mass production, assembly-line mindset."
  • 1962
    Age 33
    Roberts married Judith Anna LeBrecque on October 15, 1962; they divorced in 1971.
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  • 1959
    Age 30
    Also in 1959, he co-starred with James Coburn in the film Ride Lonesome. "If Roberts felt typecast by Westerns, they also provided his finest role in this film, arguably the greatest of the B-films, starring Randolph Scott and directed by Budd Boetticher.
    More Details Hide Details Roberts recognized the film's classic structure; his engaging outlaw, Sam Boone, counterpoints Scott's granite-faced Ben Brigade, maintaining the tension of whether they will work together or clash. He similarly played off James Coburn, who was making his film debut as Boone's quiet sidekick, Whit." The same year, he was cast in Bonanza. Roberts played Ben Cartwright's urbane eldest son Adam, in the Western television series Bonanza. Unlike his brothers, Adam was a university-educated architectural engineer.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1958
    Age 29
    He appeared with fellow guest star Fay Spain in the 1958 episode "Pick up the Gun" of Tombstone Territory and played the lead villain in the 31st episode ("Hey Boy's Revenge") of Have Gun - Will Travel, portraying a killer boss exploiter of Chinese coolie laborers.Bonanza Dcanary.com/Pernell In 1959, Roberts guest-starred in episodes of General Electric Theater, Cimarron City, Sugarfoot, Lawman, One Step Beyond, Bronco, 77 Sunset Strip, The Detectives, and House Call.
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  • 1957
    Age 28
    He signed a contract with Columbia Pictures in 1957 and made his film debut a year later as one of Burl Ives' contentious sons in Desire Under the Elms (1958).
    More Details Hide Details The film was nominated for a Best Cinematography Academy Award. He also landed a character role in The Sheepman (1958), opposite Glenn Ford and Shirley MacLaine. He continued to guest-star on television shows such as episodes of Shirley Temple Storybook Theater ("The Emperor's New Clothes", "Rumplestiltskin", "The Sleeping Beauty", and "Hiawatha"), the live-broadcast Matinee Theater, where he starred again in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, and in The Heart's Desire. This was followed by appearances in Trackdown, Buckskin, and episodes of Zane Grey Theater. Roberts guest-starred as Captain Jacques Chavez on the NBC adventure series Northwest Passage (1958), based on the life of Major Robert Rogers in the French and Indian War.
  • 1956
    Age 27
    In 1956, he returned to the Olney Theatre, starring opposite Jan Farrand in Much Ado About Nothing with the Players, Inc. group.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, Roberts made his television debut in the "Shadow of Suspicion" episode of Kraft Television Theater, followed by guest-starring roles in Whirlybirds, Gunsmoke, Cimarron City, Buckskin, Sugarfoot, and Cheyenne.
  • 1955
    Age 26
    He won a Drama Desk Award in 1955 for his performance in an off-Broadway rendition of Macbeth, which was followed by the role of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet.
    More Details Hide Details He performed in Twelfth Night, Merchant of Venice, Dr. Faustus, and The Taming of the Shrew at the American Shakespeare Festival, and later on Broadway. He performed in St. Joan (1954, Cleveland), Down in the Valley (at the Provincetown Playhouse), The Duchess of Malfi, Measure for Measure, and King John..
  • 1952
    Age 23
    In 1952, he moved to New York City, where he appeared first off-Broadway in one-act operas and ballets with the North American Lyric Theatre, with the Shakespearewrights, at the Equity Library Theatre, and later on Broadway with performances in Tonight in Samarkand (also in Washington, DC), The Lovers opposite Joanne Woodward, and A Clearing in the Woods with Robert Culp and Kim Stanley.
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  • 1951
    Age 22
    Roberts married four times, first in 1951 to Vera Mowry - a professor of theater history at Washington State University and subsequently Hunter College, as well as professor emerita of the Ph.D. program in theatre at City University of New York — with whom he had his only child (Jonathan Christopher "Chris" Roberts, b.
    More Details Hide Details October 1951). Pernell and his first wife later divorced. Chris Roberts, who lived variously in California and New York, attended Franconia College.
  • 1950
    Age 21
    Roberts moved to Washington, DC, in 1950 and supported himself with a variety of jobs while performing with the Arena Stage Theater for two years.
    More Details Hide Details He performed in numerous productions, including Steinbeck's Burning Bright, The Adding Machine, The Firebrand, The Deletable Judge, The Taming of the Shrew ("Petruchio"), Playboy of the Western World, Children of Darkness, School for Wives, The Inspector General, The Glass Menagerie, Mr. Arcularis, Twelfth Night, The Scarecrow, The Importance of Being Earnest, Julius Caesar, She Stoops to Conquer, School for Scandal, Three Men on a Horse, Faith of Our Fathers (Sesquicentennial Amphitheatre), and Dark of the Moon. He performed with the Port Players, in Milwaukee, in the comedy To Dorothy a Son, and other productions. "Roberts again is master of all situations, as he has been in the 9 previous productions of the season". He performed with the Brattle Theatre's production of Othello and Henry IV Part I, which was later brought to the New York City Center (Playbill, January 1957) and later, Guys and Dolls with the Cohassett Music Circus.
  • 1949
    Age 20
    In 1949, he made his professional stage debut with Moss Hart and Kitty Carlisle in The Man Who Came to Dinner at the Olney Theatre in Olney, Maryland.
    More Details Hide Details Later, he spent eight weeks at the Bryn Mawr College Theatre in Philadelphia, portraying Dan in Emlyn Williams' Night Must Fall and Alfred Doolittle in Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1946
    Age 17
    Enlisting in 1946, he served for two years in the United States Marine Corps.
    More Details Hide Details He played the tuba and horn in the Marine Corps Band, and he was also skilled at playing the sousaphone and percussion. He later attended, also without graduating, the University of Maryland, where he had his first exposure to acting in classical theatre. He appeared in four productions while a student, including Othello and Antigone, but left school to act in summer stock.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Born
    Roberts was born in 1928 in Waycross, Georgia, the only child of Pernell Elven Roberts, Sr. (1907–1980), a Dr Pepper salesman, and Minnie (Betty) Myrtle Morgan Roberts (1910–1988).
    More Details Hide Details During his high-school years, Pernell played the horn, acted in school and church plays, and sang in local USO shows. He attended, but did not graduate from, Georgia Tech.
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