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The End of the Cartwright Clan

Pernell Roberts, who played eldest son Adam Cartwright on Bonanza, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer. He was predeceased by his television brothers, Hoss (Dan Blocker), Little Joe (Michael Landon) and Pa Cartwight (Lorne Greene).

Although not a fan of westerns in general, and having missed watching his other major starring role, Trapper John, M.D., I was still always impressed at the seriousness and believability of his characters. In fact, I was watching an episode of Mission: Impossible on the weekend, and there he was, guest-starring as a greedy mercenary in Africa. Good stuff, as always.


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