Knowledge Identifier: +Pernell_Roberts
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1928.
Countries: United States (40%), Maryland (27%), Nepal (13%)
Linked to: Los Angeles Times, City University of New York, Hunter College, Reuters
In 1952 he relocated to New York City, where he appeared first off-Broadway in one-act operas and ballets with the North American Lyric Theater, with the Shakespearewrights, at the Equity Library Theater, and later on Broadway with performances in "Tonight in Samarkand" "The Lovers" opposite Joanne Woodward, and "A Clearing in the Woods" with Robert Culp and Kim Stanley
In 1956, he returned to the Olney, Maryland Theater, starring opposite Jan Farrand in, "Much Ado About Nothing, with the "Players, Inc. Group
He signed a contract with Columbia Pictures in 1957 and made his film debut a year later as one of Burl Ives' contentious sons in "Desire Under the Elms"
In 1973, Roberts was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson award for his performance in "Welcome Home", at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago