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Mar 15 2016
Handsome WAGON TRAIN Star Robert Horton Dies @ 91 Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 11.23.09 AMRobert Horton: July 29, 1924—March 9, 2016 (Images via NBC)

Robert Horton, best known as the hunky scout on the hit TV series Wagon Train (1957—1962) has died at 91.

Handsome Horton appeared on many early-TV shows, including lots of other westerns, usually in rugged leading-man parts. He starred in seven Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes, and I've been binge-watching that and the The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, so I'd already taken note of Horton's longevity. (Horton's co-star in the following episode, Betsy von Furstenberg, just died in 2015.)

Horton, a flying enthusiast, acting fairly sporadically in the '70s and beyond, making his final appearance—as so many actors did—on Murder, She Wrote (1989). He retired from making autograph-show and other appearances six years before his death.

Keep reading for a personal remembrance of Horton by fellow performer Christopher Riordan ...


Unfortunately, another death regarding someone from my past.I remember being called into the office at MGM, and asked, ...

Posted by Christopher Riordan on Tuesday, March 15, 2016