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OBIT: Pernell Roberts, 81, TV's 'Trapper John M.D.' and oldest of 'Bonanza' brothers

Published 01/26/2010, Associated Press

Roberts was TV's 'Trapper John M.D.' as well
Actor Pernell Roberts, who shocked Hollywood by leaving the TV Western "Bonanza" at the height of its popularity, then found fame again years later on "Trapper John, M.D.," has died. He was 81.

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