Dale Robertson Net Worth

Dale Robertson Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Dayle Lymoine Robertson net worth is
$5 Million

Dayle Lymoine Robertson Wiki Biography

Dayle Lymoine Robertson was born on 14th July 1923, in Harrah, Oklahoma and was an actor whose career included over 60 roles in productions for film and television. He became famous in the 1950s, mainly in western films including “Return of the Texan” (1952), “Sitting Bull” (1954) and “Dakota Incident” (1956), and “Tales of Wells Fargo” for five years in the late ‘50s. Robertson was active in the entertainment industry from 1948 to 1994. He passed away in 2013.

How much was the net worth of Dale Robertson? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $5 million, converted to the present day. Film and television were the major sources of Robertson’s modest fortune.

Dale Robertson Net Worth $5 Million

To begin with, the boy was raised in Harrah, and was educated at the military academy. In order to be able to pay for the college and his education there, he did odd jobs and temporarily fought as a boxer. Then, he enlisted in the army in September 1942, and served as a tank commander during the war, being twice wounded in campaigns in North Africa and Europe. During his hospital stay in San Louis Obispo, California, he created a portrait for the Amos Carr studio and hung it up for advertising purposes in the shop window. There, Robertson was recommended to try a theatre career and followed this advice. After his discharge from the army in 1945, Will Rogers Jr. advised him to rather avoid formal training as an actor, and instead rely entirely on the charisma and naturalness of his own personality.

In 1948, Robertson made his film debut in the role of a cop in Joseph Losey’s film comedy “The Boy with Green Hair”. In 1949, he was already playing minor parts in Randolph Scott’s Western films including “Fighting Man of the Plains” and “The Cariboo Trail”. In 1951, he co-starred with Jean Negulesco in the drama film “Take Care of My Little Girl” alongside Jeanne Crain, and partnered with Mitzi Gaynor in Lloyd Bacon’s musical film “Golden Girl”, which is considered as his breakthrough as a male lead actor. In the following years, he mainly made a career as a western hero in films such as “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” (1952), “Devil’s Canyon” (1953) and “Dakota Incident” (1956). In the middle of the 1950s, he expanded his repertoire as an intrepid protagonist in adventure and war films, starring in Ted Tetzlaff’s films including “Son of Sinbad” (1955) and in Lewis R. Foster “Top of the World” (1955). From 1956 onwards, Dale Robertson was seen parallel on television, becoming more widely known and popular as Jim Hardie in “Tales of Wells Fargo” from 1957-61, which also significantly increased his net worth.

In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, he made numerous guest star appearances in popular American series such as “Iron Horse”, “The Wild West”, “Fantasy Island” as well as “Love Boat Dallas”, and in the mid’70s starred as Melvin Purvis, a legendary FBI agent, in “Melvin Purvis: G-Man” and “The Kansas City Massacre” – made-for-television movies,. He also appeared in the first series of “Dynasty’, and in 1994 he was seen in the series “Go West”.

Among a variety of awards, in 1985 Dale Robertson received a Golden Boot Award, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and is in the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Great Western Performers in Oklahoma City, and won the award from the American Cowboy Culture Association in Lubbock, Texas in 1999.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he was married four times, firstly to Frederica Jacqueline Wilson (1951-56) – they have a daughter. In 1956 he married Mary Murphy, but they divorced a year later. He was also married to Lula Mae (1959 -77), and had two daughters in this marriage. In 1980, he married Susan Robbins with whom he lived until his death. Dale Robertson died from lung cancer at the age of 89 in San Diego, California on 27th February 2013, having lived his later years on his ranch in Oklahoma.

Full NameDale Robertson
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 14, 1923, Harrah, Oklahoma, United States
DiedFebruary 27, 2013, (aged 89), La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States
Place Of BirthHarrah
Height1.83 m
ProfessionActor, Professional Boxer, Soldier
EducationOklahoma Military Academy in Claremore, Officer Candidate School,
SpouseSusan Dee Robbins (m. 1980–2013), Lula Mae Maxey (1959-1977), Mary Murphy (1956-1957), Frederica Jacqueline Wilson (1951-1956)
ChildrenRochelle Robertson, Rebel Lee
ParentsMelvin Robertson, Varval Robertson
SiblingsChet Robertson
NicknamesDayle Lymoine Robertson , Dayle Lymoine "Dale" Robertson , Dale
AwardsSilver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal (United States military's highest personal decoration for valor in combat), Golden Boot Award (1985), Golden Apple Awards - Sour Apple (1953), Western Heritage Awards - Trustees Award (1973)
NominationsStar on the Walk of Fame (1960)
Movies“Fighting Man of the Plains” (1949), “Return of the Texan” (1952), “Sitting Bull” (1954), “Dakota Incident” (1956), “The Silver Whip” (1953), “Golden Girl” (1951)
TV Shows“The Dean Martin Show”, “Tales of Wells Fargo” (1957-1962), “Death Valley Days” (1952-1970), “Dynasty” (1981-1989), “Iron Horse” (1966-1968), “J.J. Starbuck” (1987-1988)
1[on the failure of his series Iron Horse (1966)] I liked the show after it got started but I grew to dislike it. The network didn't seem to take an interest in it. It would have been a great series; as it was, it was just a mediocre show. They all had to get their fingers in the pie.
2[on why his character was killed off in Dynasty (1981)] They got me to do 15 episodes . . . but that was enough. They kept putting all of this sex and stuff into it and I didn't do it the way they wanted. I never had the ability to keep my big mouth shut.
3An actor can change himself to fit a part, whereas a personality has to change the part to fit himself. The personality has to say it his own way.
1He was a staunch conservative Republican.
2Now retired and currently living in Oklahoma [October 2008]
3He and his first wife had daughter Rochelle.
4Started military service in Fort Sill in Oklahoma before being sent to the horse cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas, and then to officers' school at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he was commissioned a Second Lieutuenant in the Armed Forces. From there he was sent to the Engineer School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
5During his first year of college, he and some of his friends signed up for military duty after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941.
6Attended Classen High School in Oklahoma City. Into his junior year he was declared "ineligible" to play sports because of two professional boxing matches he had previously fought in. As such, he decided to enroll in the Oklahoma Military Academy in the city of Claremore wherein he could participate in sports. Dale went on to be nominated "All Around Athlete" while attending the Academy.
7Parents: Melvin and Varval Robertson.
8Was a horse rider by age ten and was training polo ponies in his teens.
9Wounded twice during WWII while serving in the Army in North Africa and Europe, he was awarded the Bronze and Silver stars and a Purple Heart for his courage.
10His resemblance to Clark Gable helped him get into the movies.
11Retired after he finished his role as Zeke in the TV series Harts of the West (1993) in order to spend more time at his Yukon, Oklahoma ranch and raise horses. Ill health forced him in recent months to move to the San Diego California area just months before his death of emphysema and pneumonia and he died at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.
12The old-fashioned Robertson claims to have been "killed off" by the powers-that-be on Dynasty (1981) because he balked at the sexual situations demanded of his character.
13Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1983.
14At the age of 17 he was attending Oklahoma Military College, and boxing in professional prize fights to earn money. Harry Cohn approached him after a fight in Wichita, Kansas and asked him to come out to Hollywood to play the role of Joe Bonaparte in a boxing picture called "Golden Boy." Robertson refused, saying he was in the middle of training 17 polo ponies, and could not leave his family at his age. William Holden eventually was cast in the Golden Boy (1939) role.
15Robertson entered the U.S. Army during World War II. After stateside training he served as a tank commander in the 777th Tank Battalion in the North African campaign. He was standing in the hatch when his tank was hit by enemy fire. His tank crew were killed, but he was blown out of the hatch and survived with shrapnel wounds to his lower legs, the scars of which he still bears. Fully recovered, he went on to serve with the 322nd Combat Engineer Battalion during the European campaign. He was wounded a second time, this one in the right knee during a mortar attack. Again he made a complete recovery.


Harts of the West1993-1994TV SeriesZeke
Wind in the Wire1993TV Movie
Murder, She Wrote1988-1989TV SeriesLee Goddard
J.J. Starbuck1987-1988TV SeriesJerome Jeremiah 'J.J.' Starbuck
Dallas1982TV SeriesFrank Crutcher
Matt Houston1982TV SeriesWildcat Callahan
Dynasty1981TV SeriesWalter Lankershim
The Love Boat1980TV SeriesMason Fleers
The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang1979TV MovieJudge Isaac Parker
Fantasy Island1979TV SeriesPeter Rawlings
The Kansas City Massacre1975TV MovieMelvin Purvis
Melvin Purvis G-MAN1974TV MovieMelvin Purvis
Aru heishi no kake1970Major Clark J. Allen
East Connection1970
Death Valley Days1969-1970TV SeriesHimself - Host / Jack Reardon / Harry Roebuck / ...
The Red Skelton Hour1968TV SeriesRobinson Crusoe
Iron Horse1966-1968TV SeriesBen Calhoun
The One Eyed Soldiers1966Richard Owen
Scalplock1966TV MovieBenjamin Calhoun
Coast of Skeletons1965A. J. Magnus
The Man from Button Willow1965Justin Eagle (voice)
Diamond Jim: Skulduggery in Samantha1965TV MovieDiamond Jim Brady
Blood on the Arrow1964Wade Cooper
Law of the Lawless1964Judge Clem Rogers
Tales of Wells Fargo1957-1962TV SeriesJim Hardie
Fast and Sexy1958Raffaele
Hell Canyon Outlaws1957Sheriff Caleb Wells
Undercurrent1957TV SeriesDaniel Weaver
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1957TV SeriesLt. Clay Tucker
Climax!1957TV SeriesNicky Jordan
Schlitz Playhouse1956TV SeriesJim Hardie
Studio 571956TV Series
High Terrace1956Bill Lang
Dakota Incident1956John Banner
A Day of Fury1956Jagade
The Ford Television Theatre1956TV SeriesDonny
Son of Sinbad1955Sinbad
Top of the World1955Maj. Lee Gannon
Sitting Bull1954Major Robert 'Bob' Parrish
The Gambler from Natchez1954Capt. Vance Colby
City of Bad Men1953Brett Stanton
Devil's Canyon1953Billy Reynolds
The Farmer Takes a Wife1953Dan Harrow
The Silver Whip1953Race Crim
O. Henry's Full House1952Barney Woods (segment "The Clarion Call")
Lure of the Wilderness1952Opening off-screen Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Lydia Bailey1952Albion Hamlin
The Outcasts of Poker Flat1952John Oakhurst
Return of the Texan1952Sam Crockett
Golden Girl1951Tom Richmond
The Secret of Convict Lake1951Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Take Care of My Little Girl1951Joe Blake
Call Me Mister1951Capt. Johnny Comstock
Two Flags West1950Lem
The Cariboo Trail1950Will Gray
Fighting Man of the Plains1949Jesse James
The Girl from Jones Beach1949Lifeguard (uncredited)
Flamingo Road1949Tunis Simms (uncredited)
The Boy with Green Hair1948Cop (uncredited)


The Dean Martin Show1969TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash Show1969TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show1962TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1960TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tales of Wells Fargo1957TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Farmer Takes a Wife1953performer: "On the Erie Canal" 1953, "Somethin' Real Special" 1953, "With the Sun Warm Upon Me" 1953, "We're in Business" 1953, "I Could Cook" 1953 - uncredited
O. Henry's Full House1952performer: "Gwine to Rune All Night De Camptown Races" 1850 - uncredited


The Man from Button Willow1965presenter


Someone Cry for the Children: The Girl Scout Murders1993Video documentaryNarrator
The 7th Annual Golden Boot Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Oklahoma Passage1989TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
Hour Magazine1984TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1984TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1979TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor
The Six Million Dollar Man1974TV SeriesHimself
American Horse and Horseman1973TV SeriesHost (1973)
Hee Haw1971TV SeriesHimself - Special Gust / Himself - Guest Star
Death Valley Days1969-1970TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Dean Martin Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Johnny Cash Show1969TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
Operation: Entertainment1969TV SeriesHimself - Host
First Annual All-Star Celebrity Baseball Game1967TV SpecialHimself - Celebrity
The Bob Hope Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1964-1966TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Hollywood Squares1966TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Celebrity Game1965TV SeriesHimself
That Regis Philbin Show1965TV SeriesHimself
The Match Game1964TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show1962TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1961TV SeriesHimself
About Faces1960TV SeriesHimself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1960TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Singer
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1960TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Golf1960TV Series
The George Burns Show1958TV SeriesHimself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1958TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957-1958TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Tales of Wells Fargo / Himself
The Living Swamp1955Short documentaryNarrator
The 27th Annual Academy Awards1955TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member

Archive Footage

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Actor (In Memoriam)
Legends of the West1992DocumentaryActor in 'Sitting Bull' (uncredited)
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At...1965TV Series documentary
Gunfight at Black Horse Canyon1961TV MovieJim Hardie

Won Awards

1985Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1973Trustees AwardWestern Heritage AwardsFor outstanding contribution to western film.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6500 Hollywood Blvd.
1953Sour AppleGolden Apple AwardsLeast Cooperative Actor

Known for movies

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