Pernell Elven Roberts, Jr. (May 18, 1928 – January 24, 2010) 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 until 1965 — and as chief surgeon Dr. John McIntyre, the title character on Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986).
He was also known for his lifelong activism, which included participation in the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 and pressuring NBC to refrain from hiring whites to portray minority characters.
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... Georgia-born Pernell Roberts played eldest son Adam, an architectural engineer with a university education ... Roberts disdained the assembly-line mindset of serial television, and fought with series writers regarding Adam's lack of independence, facetiously noting that his character ... Despite the show's success, Roberts departed the series after the 1964–65 season (after 202 episodes) and returned to theater ...
... External images Photo of Pernell Roberts with his parents and his son Chris Roberts married four times, first in 1951 to Vera Mowry — a professor of theater history at Washington State University and ... of New York — with whom he had his only child (Jonathan Christopher "Chris" Roberts, b ... Pernell and his first wife later divorced ...
... When the ranch opened in 1967, Pernell Roberts (Adam Cartwright) had long since departed the series ... When the park folded in Autumn 2004 Pernell Roberts was still alive, so no Adam grave marker was added ... Pernell Roberts died on January 24, 2010 ...
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