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Robert Horton

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Honored in 2006

Robert Horton (born Meade Howard Horton, Jr., on July 29, 1924, in Los Angeles, California) is an American television actor, who was most noted for the role from 1957 to 1962 of the frontier scout Flint McCullough in the NBC Western television series, Wagon Train. His costars were Ward Bond, John McIntire, Terry Wilson, and Frank McGrath. Horton quit that series to pursue a career in musical theater. His Wagon Train role was superseded by that of Robert Fuller as the scout Cooper Smith.

 

The ruggedly handsome Horton made dozens of appearances in movies and television shows between 1951 and 1989, including a small role in "Bright Road" starring Dorothy Dandridge, an episode of Ray Milland's Meet Mr. McNutley and John Bromfield's Sheriff of Cochise. Horton also appeared on seven separate episodes of the anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents, including memorably as a tennis-playing bookie and blackmailer opposite Betsy von Furstenberg in one titled "The Disappearing Trick" which was directed by Arthur Hiller. He appeared as Danny Barnes in the episode "No Place to Hide" of the CBS anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson and on the NBC interview program Here's Hollywood and NBC's anthology series, The Barbara Stanwyck Show. He appeared several timess too on NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford.

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