Wagon Train: Star Robert Horton Dies at 91

Actor Robert Horton died, March 9, 2016, at the age of 91. Horton rose to TV fame in the role of Flint McCullough, on the long-running Wagon Train TV series. The western ran on NBC from 1957 to 1962, which is when Horton exited, to avoid being typecast. After NBC cancelled it, ABC picked up Wagon Train, where it ran through its eighth season, ending in 1965.

Despite his fear of typecasting, Horton headlined another western -- ABC's A Man Called Shenandoah TV series, playing the title character. That show ran for 34 episodes from September of 1965, to September 1966. He returned to a regular TV series in the 1980s, on the now-cancelled soap opera, As the World Turns. On AtWT, Horton played publishing mogul Whitney McColl.


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