Robert Foulk

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Robert Foulk
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Screen shot of Robert Foulk from NBC's Bonanza
Born Robert C. Foulk
(1908-05-05)May 5, 1908
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died February 25, 1989(1989-02-25) (aged 80)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1949-1977
Spouse(s) Barbara Slater (1947—1989, his death)

Robert Foulk, sometimes known as Bob Foulk (May 5, 1908 – February 25, 1989), was an American television and film character actor best remembered for having portrayed Sheriff H. Miller in the CBS series, Lassie, a role which he filled in eighteen episodes from 1958 to 1962.[1]

Between 1953 and 1959, Foulk was cast in thirteen episodes of the NBC anthology series, The Loretta Young Show. From 1954 to 1957, he was cast in five episodes as Ed Davis in the sitcom, Father Knows Best, with Robert Young, when the series aired on NBC.[2] In 1956 he played Jackley in the Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Club serial, "The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure."

In 1957 and 1958, Foulk played the outlaw Curly Bill Brocius in three episodes, "Gunslinger from Galeville", "Ride Out at Noon" and "Skeleton Canyon Massacre", of the western television series, Tombstone Territory, with Pat Conway as Sheriff Clay Hollister. By contrast in 1958, Foulk was cast as Sheriff Brady in the film, The Left Handed Gun. From 1959 to 1960, he had the recurring role of bartender Joe Kingston in the NBC western series, Wichita Town, with Joel McCrea and Jody McCrea.[2]

Foulk made four guest appearances on CBS's Perry Mason, all of them as a law-enforcement officer. He made thirteen appearances on NBC's Bonanza, mostly as a sheriff or deputy sheriff. He also had a recurring role as Mr. Wheeler in sixteen episodes of CBS's Green Acres, starring Eddie Albert. In the early 1970s, Foulk made four guest appearances on CBS's Here's Lucy in various roles.[2]

Life and career[edit]

In 1947, Robert Foulk married Barbara Slater, who was an actress starring in many Three Stooges short features. She left Hollywood in the same year. They remained married to each other until his death in 1989.[3]