Chewin’ the fat with iron-willed ‘Laramie’ cowboy star Robert Fuller

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Robert Fuller, star of 1970s NBC drama “Emergency!,” is point blank in a profile recalling his debt of gratitude to the Western genre which launched his television career in the late 1950s. Seen here leaning against a tree in an unbuttoned black shirt, striking actor Fuller contemplates his next career step during the waning days of “Laramie” in this circa 1963 candid. Image Credit: Silver Screen Collection / Getty Images
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In character as impulsive drifter Jess Harper, Robert Fuller caresses a Winchester rifle under his arm should danger suddenly emerge on the set of “Laramie,” a 60-minute, 124-episode TV western broadcast on NBC from September 15, 1959, thru May 21, 1963. Image courtesy of Robert Fuller

The Robert Fuller Interview

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A 1966 poster for “Incident at Phantom Hill” depicts Robert Fuller as Captain Matt Martin, unbelievably curvaceous Jocelyn Lane as Memphis, and Dan Duryea as scene chewing villain Joe Barlow. The former “Laramie” TV cowboy and Duryea were close friends. Image Credit: BenitoMoviePoster.com / Universal Pictures
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Actors Don Collier, Dan Duryea, and Robert Fuller are seen in a still from “Incident at Phantom Hill,” a modestly budgeted Western ably directed by Earl Bellamy and released by Universal on July 1, 1966. Image Credit: Cinema.de / Universal Pictures
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TV Guide placed the stars of NBC’s sixty-minute western “Laramie” on their April 23–29, 1960 magazine cover. Clockwise from top are John Smith, renowned American music composer-pianist Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Fuller, and Robert Crawford. Image Credit: Pinterest / NTVB Media
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Handsome actor Robert Fuller is captured as local auto repairman Mike Darrah in director Robert Aldrich’s thrilling “What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?” released by the now defunct Palomar Pictures on July 23, 1969. Image Credit: IMDB / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
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Actors Robert Fuller and wife Jennifer Savidge attend the joint Paramount network television and CBS party commemorating 200 episodes of “JAG” at the Mondrian / Asia de Cuba on April 12, 2004, in West Hollywood, California. Photography by Giulio Marcocchi / Getty Images
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Actor Robert Fuller of “Emergency!” fame poses with fellow actress Lee Meriwether at the Williamsburg Film Festival in Williamsburg, Virginia, sometime between March 5 and 8, 2014. They both appeared on episodes of “Hollywood Squares” in the 1970s. Image Credit: Williamsburg Classic Film Guild

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