Dayle Lymoine Robertson (July 14, 1923 – February 27, 2013) was an American actor best known for his starring roles on television. He played the roving investigator Jim Hardie in the NBC/ABC television series Tales of Wells Fargo, and Ben Calhoun, the owner of an incomplete railroad line in ABC's The Iron Horse. He was often presented as a deceptively thoughtful but modest western hero. From 1968 to 1970, Robertson was the fourth and final host of the syndicated Death Valley Days anthology series.
Born in 1923 to Melvin and Vervel Robertson in Harrah in Oklahoma County near Oklahoma City in central Oklahoma, Robertson fought as a professional boxer whilst enrolled in the Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore. During this time Columbia Pictures offered Robertson the lead in their film version of Golden Boy but Robertson turned down the trip to Hollywood for a screen test as he didn't want to leave the ponies he was training or his home...
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