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Most well known for playing Adam Cartwright on Bonanza and Dr. John McIntyre on Trapper John, MD in addition to over sixty television guest spots.
He was heavily involved with playing the horn and acting in school theater productions while attending high school.
He has also been a proud political activist.
How did Pernell Roberts die?
Pernell Roberts' death was caused by cancer.
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.
|Cause of death||Cancer|
|Age of death||81 years|
|Birthday||May 18, 1928|
|Death date||January 24, 2010|
|Place of death||Malibu, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"I stay out of typecasting ruts."Pernell Roberts
"My problems with 'Bonanza' were problems of communication. What we discussed would be, never was. I thought it would be a sophisticated show. Instead it never went beyond the comic strip level."Pernell Roberts
"I've worked a lot in Europe, particularly Spain, which I like very much."Pernell Roberts
"Materialism isn't the panacea that so many people think it is."Pernell Roberts
"There has been an obvious effort to play it safe, to make 'Bonanza' a good family show that would offend no one and hit a consistent level of mediocrity."Pernell Roberts