Pernell Roberts, last star of TV's `Bonanza,' dies

This 1962 picture provided by NBC shows actors from the "Bonanza" television show from left, Pernell Roberts, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon and Dan Blocker. Associated Press

January 26, 2010 7:37:34 AM PST
Pernell Roberts, the ruggedly handsome actor who shocked Hollywood by leaving TV's "Bonanza" at the height of its popularity, then found fame again years later on "Trapper John, M.D.," has died. He was 81.