Robert Horton (1924 - 2016)
By: Legacy Staff
2 years ago
Robert Horton, an actor who was most well-known for starring on television Westerns including "Wagon Train," has died.
Horton, who was 91, died March 9 at a clinic in Los Angeles, California. No cause of death was available.
From 1957 to 1962, Horton played Flint McCullough on "Wagon Train" alongside Ward Bond. After he left the show, he pursued a successful career in musical theater, most notably "110 in the Shade," an adaptation of N. Richard Nash's play "The Rainmaker."
Horton returned to television to play an amnesiac on the Western series "A Man Called Shenandoah."
His TV credits also include the soap opera "As the World Turns," on which he played Whit McColl from 1983 to 1984.
Horton also acted in films including "The Green Slime" (1968), "The Man Is Armed" (1956), "Men of the Fighting Lady" (1954), and "Prisoner of War" (1954).
He was born Meade Howard Horton Jr. July 29, 1924, in Los Angeles. He graduated cum laude from the University of California.
Horton was a licensed pilot, and he owned a Piper airplane. He told Plane and Pilot magazine that he ranked his first solo flight among his "three greatest thrills." The other two, he said, were performing before Queen Elizabeth II and being featured on Ralph Edwards' "This Is Your Life."
He was married three times. He is survived by his third wife of more than 55 years, Marilynn Bradley. The couple had no children.
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