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Dear Mr. Horton,

I just wanted to thank you for being one of my Heroes I was born and raised in a little river town over looking the Mississippi river which was Quincy, Illinois in 1957 I was 9 yrs old when wagon train rolled on to our little round TV picture tube and it gave one little boy a whole world to enjoy of playing cowboys & Indians and when you left the series and Mr. bond had passed away I felt that I have lost my (2) two best friends not to mention my other two friends that was Charlie wooster and bill hawks and when you left the series I never cared to watch the series again for when you left and Mr. bond was called home a little bit of me seem to die and I always wonder what happen to you now I know and I am very happy for you! so I just want to thank for the Memories and May God Bless!


Sincerely Yours

Billy Carter

Poplar Bluff, MO _______________________________________________________________________________________   Dear Robert Horton I have been a fan of yours for a long time. I would like to request an autograph,or if possible, an autographed photograph of you. Thank you for taking the time to read my request.Sincerely Iveta. Iveta Podrouzkova Czech Republic   _______________________________________________________________________________________  


On the radio this evening was playing 'Shenandoah' and I was carried back to the late 50'ies instantly. I loved all the Western programmes. You were all my heroes! My view of the World is still stuck in those romantic days, peopled by TV giants, such as yourself.


All the very best to you for giving me such enjoyment as a child; the thunder of the hooves, the crack of rifle shots, casually tying  a horse to the timber rail outside the Saloon. A magical world, a fantasy yes, but so innocent and guileless.


thanks again and I hope you will regain your health.


Andy Brown


Hi Robert,

My name is Denise and at the moment I am staying with my son in Manly, Sydney – Australia.  When he was using his laptop we talked about the internet and how you can easily find things out.

I happened to say ‘could you find out what happened to Robert Horton’ and within seconds he found your website.  I couldn’t believe it.

 I’m now 62 and when I was about 15 years old I suppose, me and my late mother used to watch you on wagon train and you were our idol. I was a member of your fan club – we were both in love with you.

All those years I often wondered about you and now I know you’re living in California.  The site said that you always read your letters so now you will know of me.

God Bless from Denise

  _______________________________________________________________________________________   Hi Robert:
1. I hope that you're is the best of health.
2. I just saw your "The Charles Avery Story" episode of "Wagon Train" from back in 1957 (Season 1, Episode 9 on Novembers 13th to be exact) as a repreat on today's on Cable Channel 20 here this afternoon from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. with co-star Farley Granger as Lt. Charles Avery who hid in the well 15 years ago from this episode when "Black Cloud" and his Indian on a "War Party" raided his family homestead there killing his parents and siblings, him the only survivor and on a mission of revenge, but you as Flint telling him that if he made any advance toward sending Black Cloud to the "Happy Hunting Ground in the Sky" [not mentioned in the program, but that the phrase fits, right? (:-)] that you would kill him on the spot, so with co-stars of Mr. Granger, Nico Minardos as Black Cloud and Susan Kohler as Mokai plus Abel Fernandez as Second Indian Brave "still with us", would you too:
Yours truly, - - - - - - - - -  Joe PS born: 1953, so a fan of yours from the old days when my parents would watch this at supper time, sending us kids to bed with the western music our bedtime songs (;-), and also a fan of BONANZA on Sunday nights too. My favorites of yours being: Murder, She Wrote; Hardy Boys/ Nancy Drew Mysteries, Police Woman (have SP from Angie Dickenson), Longstreet, Barbara Stanwick Show (bought her signed picture of book cover photo, I also liked The Big Valley), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (on too), DuPont Show with June Allyson (bought her SP also), The Lone Ranger (wrote to Clayton Moore and he sent me a signed photo!), plus: on Password and the Steve Allen Show (a SP from him too.) as listed over at: _______________________________________________________________________________________  

Dear Flint,

        I just wanted to let you know what a great actor I think you are.  I grew up watching Wagon Train and to this day it's on my favorites. I now watch all the reruns on Retro TV.  It brings back great memories.  I also enjoyed watching you on the soap As The World Turns.  What fun that was.  My girlfriend and I watched this soap every afternoon together.  Happy Birthday to you and Happy Anniversary to them both of you.

                    Louise Roy


Dear Mr. Horton - I would just like to thank you for the years of entertainment you have provided. I remember as a boy never missing an episode when "Flint McCullough" was on and when we played cowboys and indians guess who I was fringe jacket and all. Glad to hear you are photo still around and enjoying a good life. P.S. Your wife has the same birthday as my mother March 5.


Best regards to you and the Mrs.,


Frank Toal Jr

  _______________________________________________________________________________________     Hello., Mr. Horton Thank you for all the wonderful movies u made over the yrs. God Bless you and your wife. Your Great fan. Wanda Beristain _______________________________________________________________________________________  

Dear Mr. Horton,


You have always been my ultimate romantic hero.  I am delighted to see the years have only enhanced your manly attractiveness.  Your wife is obviously very smart and special.  I envy the life you have had together.  Congratulations to you both!   


See you in my dreams,


Cindy Davidson


Hi Robert,

I'm watching your work on Chiller in Brimstone!   

What a great show...I remember when it was on ten years ago.

You are truly a great actor!








Hi Bob,


Haven't had the pleasure of speaking with you since we last discussed 1957 Chrysler 300Cs.   I hope this finds you well.   It is the hottest summer I have experienced here in Kerrville, Texas, running a near continuous 100 degrees.  The Pointe Theatre seasons continue unabated and my interest in the collector car hobby does as well.   Nearing completion of my Carl Kiekhaefer 300C coupe race car and have a white C convertible on blocks to restore following that.   Just discovered your web site this evening so had to write!  God bless.



Wayne Graefen


Dear Mr Horton,

  I was delighted to find this web site.  Recently I discovered that I could rent one of my favorite childhood TV shows from Nefflick, Wagon Train!  This only disappointment was that they only had Season 7 that does not have Ward Bond in it.  But I found you in the opening series and I was delighted as you have always been one of my favorite actors.  Your honesty, integrity and caring manner has always made me want to watch anything that you were in.  I did not get to see "A Man Called Shennadoah" but this web site has made it possible for me to also see what a talented vocalist that you are also.  Thank You for many years of good performances that you have given to us.  May God Bless and Keep You and Yours,  Sandy Brown









Happy, happy birthday!


Caught the "Les Rand" episode of Wagon Train the other day on TV.


I was so happy!


Your Santa Maria, CA  #1 Fan,


Cindy Little


PS:  I was also pretty tickled to see there is a Wagon Train book out.  I'm going to Amazon

right now to check that out!  (Of course, all I'm going to care about is Robert Horton!)

_______________________________________________________________________________________   I have been a fan of Robert Horton since Wagon Train originally aired.  I was a very young child at the time but loved Flint McCullough.  I am writing just ask how he is doing.  I hope he is well. 
Thank you.


:AdamBecky   _______________________________________________________________________________________  

Mr. Horton,


I just wanted to wish you and your family the best and to thank you for the role of Flint and for Shenandoah.


I am almost 60 years old but my memory of you and Mr. Bond still bring a smile to me.


Thanks again,


Harry Zeiser

  _______________________________________________________________________________________   G/M Mr. Robert Horton: I'm writing this little message to say how great an actor you are and will always be. I recently came upon a TV Channel on my cable company called Retro TV, and low and behold was the series of Wagon Train. I always enjoyed tales of the West and how the trials and tribulations folks went through to seek a new home. You and the many cast members made the realism of the time come to life every week....and now it can be rejuvenated so to speak.  As a matter of fact the Wagon Train story is about to start in a few minutes...Its the AH CHONG Story. So on this note I will sign off and once again Thank You for all the wonderful years of stories you did with that series and also other works over the years. Best Wises and Good Health to You and your family....A old fan. Dottie Taylor of Milford New Hampshire. _______________________________________________________________________________________  



I have just discovered reruns of "Wagon Train" on TV and it has brought back so many memories of the show and my childhood.  "Wagon Train" was a show I made sure to be home for every afternoon in my youth. I was always so disappointed if I found that "Flint" was not on the show that day. You were truly my first "crush".


Thank you for the wonderful years you gave to your fans by being yourself on a great show. It leaves me with peace and happiness in my memories.


Becky Padilla

  _______________________________________________________________________________________   Dear Mr Horton, 
I just happened to find Alicia's website about you. It's very interesting to read your biography, to watch the collection of pics and to discover a lot more facettes in your life than only "Shenandoah". 
Though, the latter was the TV series we were being watching in German TV when my brothers and me myself were young and still living with our parents... 
I remember us being fascinated very much by the topic of Shenandoah, his character, the musical theme and - first of all - by you playing that cowboy's role desperately searching for his own identity. 
I think TV today is a flat matter in comparison to what it has been in that good old times... 
Thank you very much for your playing in Shenandoah and being a major hero of our youth! I hope there will be a reissue on DVD some time... 
All the best wishes for you and your wife from Hildesheim which is in the heart of Germany since that reunion in 1989/1990. 
The same to Alicia! 
My regards by heart, 
Gerald Witkowski.  _______________________________________________________________________________________   Mr. Horton,
I was sorry to hear that you were unable to attend the Memphis Film Festival last week in Olive Branch, Mississippi.  It was, however, great to hear you over the phone during one of the panel discussions. 
I hope you are feeling well and doing well and I also hope that you can attend next year's show.
Dustin Blythe
Mishawaka, IN _______________________________________________________________________________________   Hello Robert,
I was delighted to find you have a web presence, and just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the work you did as an actor. You were the first man I ever fell in love with, and thanks to you I found out what it is like to have hormones on overdrive! How could I ever forget you? I still have very fond memories indeed of your portrayal of Flint in Wagon Train, and it transported me out of a dull life in a dreary mining town in Yorkshire in England to a time and place when chivalry was alive and well, there were wide open spaces, and when everyone had a horse to ride!
I wish you good health and best wishes always. Thanks again for your contribution to my childhood and budding adolescence, and for all those lovely dreams I had!
________________________________________________________________________________________   Hello Robert,  I was just a boy about 14/15 when your Wagon Train series went out in the UK. I think I watched every episode. I wish it was possible to buy the series and enjoy it all over again. I remember I liked the episodes you were in best and I was very dissappointed if you didn't appear. Although I was a big fan of yours I made out I wasn't to my girlfriend who was crazy about you. I think I was jealous. My birthday is also in July, four days before yours and I will be 64 this year. I watched you last night in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and all those wonderful Wagon Train memories came flooding back. Thanks a million for all the pleasure you gave as Flint all those years ago. I sincerely hope you are in good health and enjoying life and I wish you the very best for the future. All the very best Waylon. _______________________________________________________________________________________  

It was so nice to type in "Actor Robert Horton" and find your website. I am a 59 year old fan that grew up watching the Wagon Train series with my brothers and sisters. Now am able to enjoy it again on cable. It is so nice to be able to tune into a program that I can share with my great nieces and nephews as well as my great great nieces and nephews. I can leave the room  without worrying about content and language. I did not know that you also performed as a singer.


Thank you for the years of entertainment and doing it with style and grace. I wish you many more years of health and happiness.





Hi Bob,

I just recently found in my Mothers albums, one of yours, and played it today.  I have fond memories growing up of your friendship with my Dad, Bill Zupner.  My Dad past ciara vibe photo shoot away last April, and It was pretty neat to find this album from my Mothers collection.  I remember fondly when you and your wife Marilynn came to our house in Detroit.  I still have the pictures.  I know my Dad cherished the friendship you had with him in the past.  I hope this message finds you doing well.  I live in San Diego, if you ever venture down this way.



Tom Zupner


Dear Robert,


I just want you to know how much I admired your acting in 'Wagon Train' and ESPECIALLY in 'A Man Called Shenandoah'.  It's too bad we all couldn't have 'found' your past together on that short-lived show.  It's also too bad you never got a chance to develop Shenandoah more thoroughly - it certainly wasn't for your lack of acting skill.  I am 58 years old, and cut my teeth on 50's and 60's TV Westerns, and you were, to me (for what it's worth), WITHOUT A DOUBT, the consummate western actor on television in the 1950's and 60's.  I'll always love Flint McCullough, but Shenandoah always was - and always will be, to me - your most memorable role on television.  And, somebody else mentioned it in a previous message sent to you, I have always loved your silky-smooth vocal deliveries.  I listened to your message on the welcome page and you haven't lost much in the vocal department - love your voice!  Finally, nobody could have sung the Shenandoah theme any better than you did.  Thank you for that.  I hope someday to find 'Shenandoah' episodes on VHS or DVD.  I haven't seen them since they left primetime in 1966.


I know you have also done numerous other things on stage, screen and television - and I have enjoyed watching you in everything I have seen you do - but you will always be my favorite cowboy!  I hope I get to meet you someday - that would truly be a joy.  In the meantime, please get well again (I heard you were ill), and God Bless you, Marilynn and all those dear to you.  Take care always.


Gratefully Yours,

Christopher Barney - Franklin, WI


P.S. Thank you, Alicia, for working your magic with this website - God Bless you as well.....


Please forward this message to Robert for me.  I am now 63 years of age, live in Gt Britain and my friend and I would never miss an episode of Wagon Train back in the early sixties.  But my high point was dashing to my neighbour's house to watch Robert on "Sunday Night at the London Palladium". (We did not have a TV then).   I then purchased a 45rpm record of this recording.  I do not still have this EP, and would dearly love to know if any of Robert's recordings are available on CD.


My best wishes go to both him and his wife.


Wendy Stilwell



Greetings Robert!

  What was it like working with Susan Oliver in the 'Wagon Train' story in which you gave her an old-fashioned spanking? I'm not sure of the episode title. Thanks!



Stevensville, Maryland


Hello Mr. Horton.  My name is Alta Samuels and I grew up watching Wagon Train from the beginning.  I loved the series and all of the actors on the show.  I liked your character and I loved the horse you rode.  He/she was very beautiful.  I watched the complete series and if I could find it on tv again I would watch it again.  I hope you are doing well.  Yours truly Alta Samuels

  _______________________________________________________________________________________   I hope and prey good health to Mr. Horton. I am going to the Memhis Film Festival in June. Was hoping to meet Mr. Horton, but his health is more important. I am a babyboomer who was so lucky to have all the great westerns on T.V. to watch. T.V. now is awful. At one time I thought your Website offered photos for sale of Mr. Horton. I am collecting All my T.V. cowboy heroes. Would love one of Mr. Horton in Wagon Train. I could be wrong. Please let me know. Thanks for the great Website. Everytime I play Mr. Hortons message I cry. Thank you Mr. Horton for being a part of my wonderfull childhood.  Rodney James _______________________________________________________________________________________  

Hello Robert,

I can't begin to describe the immense debt of gratitude I owe you for helping to make my childhood the most memorable and pleasurable experience of my life. I imagine that, over the decades, you must have received countless letters and,in recent years, emails from your legions of  fans and admirers in which they have related  their memories of  your career in the motion picture industry. Predictably, I suppose, most will have referred to the vehicle that you are best known for, the television classic Wagon Train.  I don't want to reel off a long list of  movies in which you have appeared, but suffice it to say that  your undoubted  acting talents have been seen to great effect in a number of movies and also the brilliant  A Man Called Shenandoah.

I won't take up much more of your valuable time, Robert, but I would just like to say, in conclusion, that  I wish you and your wife a long and  happy  life  with  the all-important  accompaniment of  good health.

My very sincere thanks and heartfelt good wishes to you, Robert.


                                                                                     Mr. Elwyn Richards












Hello Mr. Horton,

    I have been a fan since Wagon Train Days.  We met once in 1971 I think.  You were in the Akron/Canton area of Ohio doing "The Rainmaker" at the Canal Fulton Summer arena. My friends and I spotted you at a local watering hole and they wanted to rush over and say hello.  I told them there was a better way and so I came over and said to you, "Why, Phil Mackey, how many toes have you got?"  And you said something like, "How did you know that line?  Sit down and talk to me."  And we did for several minutes.  I had just done the Lizzie Curry role in "The Rainmaker" at Malone College in Canton, Ohio and knew so many of the lines.

    "The Rainmaker" is still my all time favorite play.  I am sorry that I missed you in "110 in the Shade."

    Presently I am acting and directing and doing costumes for our community Theater in Circleville, Ohio.

I just finished directing George M. Cohan's "Little Johnny Jones" the lovely musical that features "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Give My Regards to Broadway".

    We did the show as a salute to the men and women in the armed forces and collected, as part of admission, items to send to a troop in Afghanistan. We sent 15 boxes with 520 items and a weight of 138 pounds.  We were so pleased with the local response.

    Anyway, the other day I remembered that encounter with you and wondered what you were up to and thought I would Google you. 

    Glad to hear you are still busy and happy and healthy.  Best wishes from a long time fan, Susan Perkins


Dear Mr. Horton:

As a child, I never missed an episode of Wagon Train.  AND, of course, I had a child's crush on you.  I recall having pictures of you taped to my wall.  I always wondered what happened to you.  This is the first time I have been at this sight, only because for some reason I was thinking about you and I wondered where you were.  I certainly would like to see episodes on Wagon Train available on DVD.  I have one DVD and I think that is all that is currently available.   Thanks so much for giving children a wonderful western to learn from and enjoy.  I loved it!


Very Sincerely, 


Diane B. Whalen




Well, I grew up with Wagon Train, Shenandoah, and Robert Horton. I never saw you on the stage (I would have loved to see you in Carousel or 110 or Oklahoma), but I still watch rebroadcasts of the series. Very classy, well dressed, well-spoken man. You have influenced so much of my life and the lives of so many other kids of the 50's and 60's, I simply wanted to say thank you.

Thomas Beer


I enjoyed this website & the personal message by Robert Horton.  I have been a big fan for a long time.  I watched most of the old Western TV Series & am enjoying many of them again on The Western Channel.  Wish they would add Wagon Train.  A few nights ago "Arena" was on TV & it brought back wonderful memories of Wagon Train & that great looking guy who played Flint.  I noticed a more recent picture on this website & he still is great looking.


I was pleased to learn that he is doing so well.




Carolyn Reed - Texas


Howdy Mr. Horton, Just wanted to send along a message that a new generation is discovering you. I have been working my way through "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" episodes on the Internet and you have particularly stuck out to me. You are an incredibly authentic everyman, especially in my favorite episode, "Crack of Doom," and I wanted to thank you for your work. Best wishes and health to you and your wife! Ryan Vogt Age 24 Washington, D.C.


Dear Alicia, 
I am a 57 year old Englishman who recalls fondly the Wagon Train series of my childhood. 
From the age of around seven, I avidly begged my parents to let me stay up on Wagon Train night. 
The melodic and wonderful music that introduced each episode transported me away from drab post-war 1950s England (not too drab, I guess, as a child's imagination sees far more than the world around him/her) into a world of excitement, adventure, and intimacy with characters and stories that were in another world and time. 
But it was always FLINT I wanted to see and hear!  If he didn't feature much in an episode, I was disappointed. 
Flint McCullough was everything I aspired to be (how we all fail in that regard) in terms of his decency, charm, toughness when necessary, work ethic, politeness around women and children, and simply being an all round hero whom you could count on.  He was more rounded and had a more vivid personality than my other hero of the age, Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood), from Rawhide. 
At a time when the world was less cynical, and kids grew up with proper rules and inspiration, he was an 'adult' who held that 'splendid torch'! 
I am pleased to hear Mr Horton is still on good form, despite recent problems, and I hope you pass on my best wishes and respect to him. 
Despite searches on the internet I cannot find dvds of those best Wagon Train years with Ward and Robert (subsequent series, yes, but I wasn't so big a fan of their replacements) so if you know where I can get hold of them, Alicia, would you please let me know?  It's criminal they are not available in the UK....and I haven't seen a 'repeat' anywhere on TV for about 10 years. 
Once again, I wish Mr Horton the best.  I wish for his sake that he had gone on and had a similar career to Clint Eastwood (he was deserving of it), but in a more selfish way, Robert's legacy as the Wagon Train 'scout' is so enshrined in most of the baby boomers' imagination and memory, that he is 'of the ages' in that regard, whereas 'Rowdy' is a distant memory fading. 
Kind regards,
Chris Boyd Waters.


As I age I think back to the influence westerns and their heroes have had on my life as I see on other age-mates. Robert Horton was/is one of these. I'm sure its why my dad. and I purchased McClough chainsaws (small but constant reminder of Mr. Horton's influence).
Thanks for this site.
Tell him thanks for me..


Hi Mr. Horton,
I saw that you will be here in Arizona for the Festival of the West again this year. I missed going last year and really wanted to go to say hi to you. You were so sweet a couple of years ago when you were at the Festival of the West at Rawhide, AZ. I still have the cherished picture that you autographed for me (the picture that I said I was going to marry you, but we would not tell your wife). I am the one that has Multiple Sclerosis and was walking with my purple walker. I am so excited the the festival if coming up soon here in AZ and that your name is on the celebrity list. See you next month.
Your second wife (),
Laurie J Aaland


  Hey, just saw a Wagon Train rerun today and had to google Robert Horton, glad to see he is still enjoying life and has made so much of it. I watched Wagon Train growing up and still enjoy watching it. Mr. Horton did a fine job with the character of "Flint". Wish him, best of health and happiness. Many thanks, Tom Neal


Mr. Horton,
   Thanks for the memories.  We never missed Wagon Train at my house when I was growing up.   My best to you and your family.    A Fan

Mr. Horton, 
This being the internet age.... I had to send you this message. I've never written or sent a piece of "fan mail" but I am moved to do so now. 
I just finished watching an "Alfred Hitchock" (1/2 hour series) installment c. late 50's or early 60's. I know I used to watch "Wagon Train" having been born in '45, but it wasn't until watching this AH episode this evening that I realized what a gifted actor you are. 
Just thought I'd tell you so. 
Priscilla Buttson Peterson 


I've loved you since the days of Wagon Train! I went to see you in "110 In The Shade" and you even gave me an autograph! 
I am now quite a bit older, but I still sing along with the cast album of "110"!! 
You have such a beautiful voice. 
Much good health. 
You made many people so happy! THANKS 



Bob and Marilyn,

I'm looking forward to seeing you at Festival of the West. It seems like a very long time since I've seen you. Didn't see you at the "Pre-Boot" party in August and missed you. Hope you are both doing well.

See you soon.


Bev (Kaci's assistant)


In riding a horse we borrow freedom.
Thomson, Helen




when I was a young girl in the 50s Wagon Train was one of my favourite series, but only because of Flint. I was allowed to stay up to watch it. I must have been about 8 or 9 when I saw Robert on Sunday Night at the London Palladium on tv. The next day at school all us girls could talk about was Robert singing, and what a fine voice he had. Could you please confirm if he did the show and it wasn't a false memory.


yours Alice


I just looked flint up to check on him.  Wagon Train was never quite the same when he and ward bond left. I am a life long fan. Tell Mr. Horton I'm glad he is doing well  and I still wish I could have been a cowboy  like him.   Happy Trails


Please know that I have you in my heart and prayers.....and  I have been a GREAT
fan of yours  for many years since Wagon Train. You are an inspiration and I admire you greatly.  Also,  you greatly resemble my FIRST LOVE......
Recently,  I get to watch re-runs of Wagon Train on Saturdays...and greatly look forward to seeing your  handsome and inspirational character....but, especially my favorite actor.
I have always admired you for your strength and please know,  you look as wonderful now as he did many years ago.  You has persued your love of acting and enjoyed your life and successes.  How fortunate you have been to be able to achieve so much......and my admiration of you  is great.
Thinking of you often, Robert and many blessings to you.
Beth McCaffree


...wow, after writing to you, I just listened to Robert's hello to his fans. What a guy. Nobody takes the time to record a message for their fans over the web. He is truly a great man.  Tim Andrew, Connecticut


 Mr. Horton:
I would just like you to know that I became a fan of yours when I was 7 years old - that was 50 years ago when I was a little girl living in England. I still remember "Flint" with fondness after all this time. I discovered your website and was delighted to learn that you have had a long and successful life with a wonderful wife as companion for all those years. You have been truly blessed!
With kind regards
Meg Johnson


Some of the most pleasant memories of my childhood, were times spent sitting in front of our first black&white television, enjoying 'Wagon Train' with my family. You were always my favorite actor! It's a shame so many programs now aren't fit for family viewing. We really have to pick and choose. By the way, your wife Marilynn is absolutely beautiful! Thank you, for sharing your talents as an actor with us.                        Sincerely, Kharla Jolly



Hello Mr Horton, my name is Eduard Doornbos and I live in the Netherlands. A while ago I saw the movie "the green slime", and since than i'm a huge fan. Just this week I saw your appereance in murder she wrote, and it was great fun to see you again on tv, allthough I wish your part was a bit bigger.

My son, who is ten years old, is a big fan too. Allthough I'm very carefull not to let him watch scary movies, I took a change with the green slime, because at that time i did not know what to expect, and it looked quit safe. I have to say that my son loved it. Especially your part of course!!

I think it's great fun to share your movies with the next generation.

Thank you for all the great movies that you have made.

My God bless you and your family and I wish you all the best.

Greetings, Eduard & Niels (this is my son).



Robert Horton

I was playing with my computer and on a page popped up your face.

I took me back 10000 years to when I was a kid and you were my hero on wagon train.

Here in New Zealand it was a bit like the wild west too.

Anyway,thanks for being a role model to me,and 1000s of other kids.

We need more Flints.They have all gone.

John Lehmann



Hello Alicia,


The Robert Horton web-site refreshed my memory about the time I "met" Bob.  It was at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1960.  My neighbours brother worked at the hotel and knowing what a big fan I was told me that Bob would be doing a photo shoot in his Flint buckskins in the gardens behind the hotel.

 As this was in the middle of the week my friend and I "cut" class and were there when Bob came out of the hotel.  Although he wasn't wearing the buckskins that was fine.  We were so glad to see him.  There was two other young girls there too, the smart ones who had bought a camera.

We had autograph books and a green pen though.  Bob graciously posed for a photo with the smart girls.  He signed our books.  As he

was leaving I realised he had taken my pen.  My friend ran and got it back.  We were so happy to show off Bob's autograph and listen to the

queries of why we hadn't invited more classmates to come with us.


Thanks for a great memory.


Valerie Rau



Mr. Horton (aka Flint),

 I want to wish you a happy, healthy and many blessings for the New Year!  I do hope that it will be one of the happiest you’ve ever known and that it be filled with serenity with each cowboy sunrise. 

God Bless, Your Fan,

 Flint Bloedow

Riverview, FL



Hey Mr. Horton, guess what I have on videotape? Those old National Premium commercials you did! Had a collection of old beer commercials on something called "Atomic TV" had them.  hehe Remember there was one of you in an airport and then one where you were in England and were having "several cases of National Premium shipped to you every month". Classic commercials man. Did you have to go to Baltimore to film those?


Expensive? Yes. Extravagant? No. 


Love that stuff!


Good luck in all you do from here on!!!




Dear Sir,

 Thank you so much for you. and I thank you for helping me when I was growing up as a small child and to look at as a hero and when NBC has there Birthday. I hope you will tell a bout the westerns and Wagon train and all the others. so thank you again                                      . from a western fan Dale Supplee


Hello Alicia,
My name is Ginny Lahey Bowerman and I just visited your website on Robert Horton. 
I was fortunate to meet and talk to Mr. Horton when I was about five (1953/54).  My mom was a waitress at the Delores's Drive-In Restaurant where most of the TV/Movie stars would have lunch at that time.  It's no longer there, but it was on the corner of Wilshire and LaBrea in Beverly Hills.  They had the best hamburgers and "susieQ" fries.
Anyway, I always remember one of the times he came the restaurant sometime after the first (?) season of "Wagon Train" (I'm very sketchy on the time frame)  I think it was during the season break and he was in some play (I don't remember where), and the director/producer wanted Mr. Horton's hair a different color than it was (red, I believe), so they dyed it.  But because of his natural color, his hair turned green.  This might be a fun item to put in his biography on your site.


Mr. Horton: It was great to see you again. Let me explain. I have been working my way through the first three seasons of Alfred Hitchcock Presents on <http://www.hulu.com/> and I was very pleased to see your appearances in several episodes. Hopefully, Hulu will keep adding content from your other work. The prospect of seeing Wagon Train again is very exciting. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your lovely wife and, I wish both of you a splendid 48th Wedding Anniversary! Roy Johnson



Dear Mr. Horton,

    Wow, I've had a walk down memory lane after a conversation with my older brother in England.  Growing up in England my teenage crush was Robert Horton on Wagon Train.  I had a huge photo of you taped inside my closet and would kiss it every night.  I had to hide it in there as my three brothers teased me about my crush.  I've been in the U,S. for 40 years now and have had 2 children of my own and now the love of a little grandson.  Imagine my surprise at my reaction to your lovely old photos on your web site and see that you are rather a handsome older gentleman.  Makes me realize that you're never too old!! I thoroughly enjoyed your site, please keep well and thanks for the memories!!


            Virginia Gaskins (lifetime fan!)



Mr Horton, I am a 60 year old guy, who watched Wagon Train, regularly as a young kid. Watched most of the episodes, the first few years, and remember Ward Bonds death, and then you leaving the show. I drifted away from it too, at that time. Recently, I discovered its reruns on a local channel (RTN) in Seattle. I've had a ball watching them all over again. I record them, and tonite I watched 4 episodes, all from 1957. So much about the show is connected to today, the message of tolerance is frequently visible. The Charles Avery story, which had Chuck Connors in it is a good example. I was surprised to see that Aaron Spelling wrote that story. Little discovery's like that are so much fun. Seeing Claude Akins, Caroline Jones, and Micheal Rennie, in another episode, so much fun. But I always got a kick out of Flint. OF the episodes I've watched recently, you had a very cool moment at the end of the Jenny Tannen story, when you sported a white suit and Hat, and finished the show with "I'll buy a ticket"  Very cool. Anyway, not to ramble, but thanks for the great Flint character. That character was what us little guys, at the time wanted to be.

Ron Bryan, Seattle,..


Hi Mr. Horton,

 I just wanted to share some memories with you. My husband and I were cleaning out the attic tonight and came across  my mother’s old scrap book. She passed away in 1961 at age 30 ( I was only 6 years old at the time). She was a huge fan of yours  and kept a scrap book filled with  pictures of you and articles about Wagon Train, etc.  My grandmother gave me  the scrap book many years later  when I was  in my early twenties. By then it was in fairly poor shape. However, it was precious to me since it belonged to my mother and I couldn’t part with it. It brought back many nice memories of her, you and the TV show.  I enjoyed looking over the photos and magazine articles with interviews of you, some dated November 24, 1958- over 50 years old!  My husband then went on the computer  to look you up and  we found your web site.  I hope this note finds you well. Thank you for giving my mother such joy!


Sharon Fairburn

 Archbald, Pennsylvania  18403





I just found your web site by chance and am enjoying it greatly.  I was 9 years old when Wagon Train began and you were my favorite cowboy during that genre.  I miss those days of the great westerns of the 50's and 60's.  There were so many fine and handsome cowboys back in the day, but you were the BEST!!  I love looking at your pictures from those days.. .  you were so HOT!!!  


Anyway, I hope you and your wife are doing well. 


Wishing you a long and happy life and thanks for those "Wagon Train" years. I loved the show.




Syracuse, NY



Dear Mr. Horton,


I just wanted to share with you that "110 in the Shade" was my introduction to Broadway. It was a thrill of a lifetime driving in from our apartment in Little Neck, Queens with my brother and seeing a live performance in 1964. Subsequently, my brother purchased the original album which he played repeatedly and I can still vividly recall every song. Little did I know that the show was produced by the legendary, and yes, notorious David Merrick (though I admit to being entranced by his speaking voice) and choreographed by the equally famous Agnes DeMille. Of course, at that time it was a pleasant surprise to all of us who were familiar with your role on Wagon Train, to learn what a marvelous singer you were as well. Ironically, ten years later I worked alongside Lee Jordan at CBS Radio. Thanks to his Sunday morning program, Music of Broadway I was introduced to the Broadway scene, including of course "110." Wish there were shows like these days. What a southern gentleman. If you are in touch with him please pass on my regards. You were surrounded by quite a supporting cast, esp. Lesley Ann Warren (16, I believe at the time), Will Geer and Inga Swenson, But also remember Steve Roland (who appeared in commercials back then) and Scooter Teague. So, in coclusion, I want to express my gratitude to you for having started me on the road to appreciation of quality live entertainment. Glad to hear your health has improved. Be well and keep singing.


Ron Landskroner

Oakland, CA



Dear Mr Horton, Flint

     I have watched you on Wagon Train, for years and still do. If just watched it this

morning on RTN a station in Utah.

     My whole family always watched  Wagon Train every week.  We all loved you, Major Adams,

Bill Hocks and Charlie Wooster. It is one of my best memories as a kid. I am a woman but

I always wanted be a cowboy and be a scout for a wagon train. I still love cowboys, real men.

     Hope you continue to stay well for a long, long time.


                                                Best wishes and admiration,







My name is Hilary Robinson.  When I was 13, and living in the U.K. I fell in love with a T.V. character called Flint McCullough and the actor who played him (Robert Horton).  I remember that it was so bad that EVERYTHING had to stop on Monday nights at 8 pm so I could watch Wagon Train - and I do mean everything.  Once we were on a trip through Scotland and were visiting relatives that my sister and I had never met, and that my mother had not seen for over twenty years.  We walked into the house and it was nearly 8 pm and I hounded my mother to let me watch the T..V. because to go a week without seeing Robert Horton was just unthinkable! 


Turn the clock forward from 1959 to 1977 (I think).  I was now living in Ottawa, Canada and married with three children.  I was now 32 and my beloved Robert Horton would have been about 53 (because I do remember that he was 35 in 1959).  He was appearing at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, in Sabrina.  Of course I went to see him, with my mother and sister.  My mother persuaded me to send a note backstage to let him know how much I had cared about him twenty years previously.  I did, and he sent a message back that I should meet him at the stage door after the performance.  It was a dream come true.  I couldn't believe that I would actually meet this man who had become my obsession when I was a teenager!


When I met him he didn't look much different to the Robert Horton I idolized when I was younger.  He was extremely friendly and polite and said that if I was ever in New York I should look them up and I could stay with them (Robert and his wife).  Wow!


What great memories, and it has taken me thirty years to look up his website.  Oh well, life does have a way of taking over.


Anyway I do hope he reads this because I would like to say, once again, that he was the light of my life for a couple of years so long ago, and I would like to thank him for the enormous pleasure he gave me.  (My mother, who died 20 years ago, might have told him that he made her life a misery!!)


Love and best wishes to you Robert,




I just recently moved to Marysville, Washington and was most pleased to see that one of the local stations was showing the old "Wagon Train" episodes. I am enjoying the reruns and was reminded how very wonderful Robert Horton was in those episodes. Even now that I'm 60 years of age I can appreciate how handsome he was and still is. I've always felt that actors were very fortunate in that their talent and work lives on for years after they stop working. I hope that Robert Horton is still healthy and happy. 
Mary Ann Jones 
Retired School Teacher 



Dear Mr. Horton:


How does one say "thank you," for so many years of your talent affecting our lives.  It is not easy.   My husband & I are both baby boomers who grew up on Wagon Train.   Yes, I had a crush on you, as many other girls did.    Your portrayal of "Flint," was so comical, so sweet, so feisty, so serious, so flippant.......you had a wide range of emotions playing his character.   It made "Fling" endearing. 


What is amazing is that so many years later, we are still watching Wagon Train on the Retro Network where really great classic shows are shown.   The acting, lighting effects, plots of the classic shows are a respite from this fast-paced  technical ipod world.    We love the shows of the past, they teach lessons, had depth, and the acting was true acting.  


I was amazed that you "sang" in one of the Wagon Train episodes, and your voice has such a wonderful range.   We have seen you in other television shows, and your talent is exemplary.


Thank you for brightening our lives all these years.   Congratulations on your long marriage to Marilynn.  These days, that is a real accomplishment - the most important one.


God Bless you,


Mrs. Maureen Sanzone



Hi Alicia,

It was great to come across Robert Horton's web site today. He was always one of my favourites from the T.V. days of Wagon Train etc. I still remember his appearance on a Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium and can picture him now in his brown buckskins singing along to his guitar. Please give him my thanks for so much enjoyment in the past and tell him I send my best wishes for the future and hope he remains fit and healthy.


Laird of Kincavel.


Hello Mr. Horton,
I hope this note finds you well.
I am home convalescing from an accident I had a few weeks ago, and was looking back at some of my pictures when I was in the US Coast Guard (MANY years ago). I came across some photos of San Juan PR, and was reminiscing of the time one of my shipmates and I met you while we were having dinner at a restaurant in Old San Juan (probably 1973). You were very gracious and we enjoyed talking to you about Wagon Train - a show that I enjoyed watching in my youth.
You were the only "famous person" that I had ever met, and was so impressed with your warmth.
I hope that YOUR Torch is Burning Brightly!
Warmest Regards,
George Coussoule




I would like to let you know that in my area, they are showing Wagon Train episodes that have the original cast and in black and white.  I am enjoying watching them and seeing some of my favorite actors from that time again. 


Georgia Reum



Mr. Horton,

You are not only a superb actor, but you have a singing voice second to none. I bought your "A Man Called Snenandoah" album for my wife for her birthday. We are trying to find your album with the "Wagon Train" theme on it that you sang. Could you possibly include a complete list of all your albums on your website and how to obtain them. I would really appreciate it. We always enjoyed seeing you on "Wagon Train" You are with out a doubt the best actor on the program. Best wishes to you and your wife. Thank you very much. Herold & Loretta Eby


Dear Mr. Horton:

I had the sudden inspiration today to “google” your name and found your official website. It’s wonderful to see that you are doing so well.

 I was a huge fan of Wagon Train, and of you in particular, when I was just a little girl. My life was somewhat difficult since my parents’ marriage was tumultuous, and eventually led to their divorce and a relocation for me at age 8.  I think the one constant I had in those years was Wagon Train. It provided me a sense of security and hope. If nothing else, I knew I could tune into your weekly show and feel better.

 Thank you so much for portraying such a wonderful character as Flint McCullough. Whether you knew it or not, you exuded a warm and brave persona that gave me comfort.  Though you acted out a role, I suspect that some of your own inner goodness peeked through.


Valerie K.

Wayne, Michigan



Dear Mr. Horton,

I am a long time fan, since watching my first episode of  Wagon Train and like most boys of the day, I wanted to be just like Flint McCullough. I guess in that day you were 'neato', which I guess is "cool" in today's language.  I

I look forward to the day when "Wagon Train" and "The man called Shenandoah" will finally come out on DVD. I will sure send my request to Columbia House.

I also have your 2 albums, "The Very Thought of You"  and my favorites from that are "Call me Irresponsible" and "Witchcraft"(Frank Sinatra Who? your version is better) and the "Shenandaoh" album. For years I thought Marty Robbins was singing "your" song (El Paso)!

I hope sometime, to come to an appearance you may be attending and be able to meet a lifelong hero of mine.

You know, Mr. Horton, they just don't have them like you anymore. I find todays TV shows and movie westerns and the stars in them, lacking in so many ways. They need to check out "Wagon Train" and "Shenandoah" sometime along with some other great Westerns.

Thank you for the many years of pleasure you have given me.

My very best to you and your wife. You take care!



Larry McGuire

Louisville, Ky.      




Dear Mr. Horton,

I am a long time fan from your "Wagon Train" years. You were the cowboy I wanted to grow up and become, like many other kids at that time.  Of course, my favorite episodes were the ones that featured Flint. I was a fan of "Man called Shenandoah" and never missed a show. I look forward to the day when someone puts both shows on DVD.

I just found your website and am glad to enjoy catching up with you and your life.

I also have your record albums, "The Very Thought of You" and "Man called Shenandoah" and am fortunate to have a turntable to play them on. For a long time, I thought YOU were the one that made "El Paso", and that Marty Robbins

had copied you!  "Call me Irresponsible" and "Witchcraft" (Frank Sinatra who?) were my among my favorites on  "the Very Thought of You".

I know you are aware of how much you mean to your fans, I hope that GOD blesses you and your lovely wife for many years to come! 

Larry McGuire

Louisville, Ky. 




 It is such an honour to be able to send a message of greeting to you both and to you, Marilynn, how have you put up with us fans hounding your husband all these years, you deserve a gold medal. I’m not going to bore you with the same ol, same ol, you know, ‘’I have been a fan ………..

This message is just to show you that your fans think of you most of the time and send

Greetings and continual Good Health to you both.

My hubby and I have lived in South Africa, Cape Town, since 1968 so we are Ex pats.  Keeping up with Robert’s career has not been easy for me as you, Robert, (because there was no TV here), was not well known with the populace, not like in England.  I have e-mailed Alicia for any info concerning your cd’s & dvd’s and am waiting impatiently for a reply.  I know she is very busy so I hope she doesn’t forget about me.

Once again, keep well both of you  xxxxx 

Phyllis & Phil Green

Cape Town

South Africa


Dear Mr. Horton,

 I hope you are feeling well. I was doing some searches for some old TV shows and saw your site.  It brings back a lot of memories.  I saw you in a production of “Oklahoma” in the round in Houston, Texas I guess about 1968.  I’m glad you are doing well and best wishes to you and your family.

 Dean Pierce

Schertz Texas



Mr. Horton:


I was thrilled to find your website!


When I was a kid of 9 or 10, I discovered "Wagon Train" on tv.  This was in the mid-70's.  I immediately fell in love with the show and with Flint McCullough.  I never really fell out of love with Flint, I must admit.  I think my favorite episode was "The Jess MacAbbee Story."  All those Belles!


I've always remembered your voice and was stunned to hear your message on the website.  You sound just the same as I remembered!  I'm so glad you're you're still going strong.


Best wishes always!


Yours truly,

Elizabeth Phillips



Dear Mr. Horton, 
I watched some of the Wagon Train series when i was a child, and my dad bought our first t.v. i thought you were the most handsome man i had ever seen, and at 58 years of age now I still think so. my regards to you and your wife, and thank you for the great entertainment you have given so many people. Cheers. Wendy Dawson. Tasmania, Australia. 




  First, I am glad to hear your health is better. I found your site while I was looking up Mr..Jon Locke. My wife Doris,met Jon and Katie West in Norco, California, when she was involved in re-enactments.

  Anyway, I wanted to let you know I watched just about every episode of "Wagon Train" when I was a young boy. If it was a western, I watched it.I thoroughly enjoyed watching you, John Mcintyre, Jon Locke, and all. One of the best shows that were on. Those were the days,were they not? It is a shame that we have gotten away from GOD and good clean shows like that. Shows that gave kids Heros,some sense of values, difference between right and wrong. Our LORD and GOD was number ONE, and then good wholesome shows like Wagon Train, Laramie, Bonanza, The Virginian, and many more. 

 Anyway, I came across your website, and when I saw there was a way to write to you, I decided I would.

 Take care,

 GOD Bless You and your Family,

 Jerry Lynn Cole (Always a Fan)


P.S. My Wife and I were  married on Dec.31, 2003.



Dear Mr. Horton


I recently bought a DVD set of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. I never knew you had acted in quite a few episodes on the series, having remembered you only from my older sister, who was quite in love with you, from your role as Flint McCullough. It was from curiosity that I checked the internet for information about you. After reading your website, and your 'thoughts for the month', I was so very moved by your sincerity, honesty, and gratitude that I would hope that I could meet you someday.


If you're planning any more appearances in the near future, such as in Scottsdale-

' Festival in the West ', I would really like to know. ( Is this something that will be posted on your website? )


For now, best of good health to you, and may God bless...


Best regards






What fun it is for me to visit this great website!  Robert Horton was my favorite movie star when I was in high school, and I watched all of the Wagon Train episodes he was in.  I have often wondered what ever happened to Robert, and I am so delighted to have access to this web info. and to be able to see where he might be appearing in various cities.  After he left Wagon Train, I remember going to Dayton, Ohio to see him in the Broadway Play "Oklahoma" in the late 60's.  I have always loved Robert Horton!! Can't wait to see reruns of the Wagon Train series on DVD.


Thanks for having this website!


Susan Theiss


Greetings; while returning from a nite time jog, I thought of Westerns in the '60s.
A Ward Bond fan from his 'early years', for the first time in decades, I recalled Flint, Robt. Horton, and the fact that he went to college @ the U of Miami (Fla) in the early '50s, a classmate of my Mother's (Johanna Frank).
At the time, he was a lanky red head (per the Ibis yearbook), far from the powerful, commanding presence on the screen.
What an inimitable actor!



Mr Horton,


When I was a little girl 8 years of age I remember watching Wagon Train with my father and a few other siblings. He never missed the show. I had the biggest crush on you and always enjoyed the show. I was really disappointed when you left. The new guy was nice but it still wasn't the same without Ward Bond and especially you. If my memory serves me right wasn't there a show where Ward Bond either said things to you or asked you questions and all you would do is say "Yep" and then he would say something like can't you say anything besides "Yep" and you would say "Yep".


My father passed away in 1974 and I do believe it was his favorite western. I also must admit was and is one of  mine.


I send you birthday greetings.


Many Blessings to You and your lovely wife.



Pattie Brigham


Dear Robert Horton, Happy Birthday from one Leo to another. I have been a fan for 50 years. Still have the scrapbook and the Photo I took to bed with me. You were my first big grown up crush. Your appearance at the London Palladium nearly made me pass out, your voice was beautiful. How can one man have so much sex appeal singing ability and acting talent all to himself? but you are worth it, you still look as gorgeous now as you did then. I hope you and the lucky Mrs Horton have a great time till I send greetings to you nest July. P.S. A friend's 89 year old mother has confessed that she was a massive fan of yours as well. Take care of each other Ann in Lancashire. U.K. ___________________________________________________________________________ I have been a fan ever since I saw Mr Horton in Shenandoah and Wagon Train. They were the happiest days of my life. When I check out Mr Horton's website and especially listening to him sing Shenandoah it gives me such pleasure and in fact I listen to him every morning before I start work. It is beautiful absolutely beautiful and brings back such happy memories. I would so like him to know I am a huge fan and admire him greatly and would like to thank him for the memories. I hope he has good health and Flint will always be in my mind. He is I think a very admirable person and I wish him well and I think he has given such a lot of pleasure to so many people. Best wishes Linda






Dear Mr Horton


I have been a fan since you starred in Wagon Train……….a couple of years ago!!!!!!!.  Most of my friends were mad on the rock and roll idols of that era and used to laugh at me when I said you were my favourite actor.  I have just watched Green Slime which is showing here in South Africa and I just picked up my pc and found your site.  I still have my treasured 45 of your appearance on London Palladium.

The site says you read all your messages so I hope that you can spare the time to read mine.  I have also just celebrated my 65th birthday on July 4th.  At school we had to draw a famous person so I chose you and did a charcoal portrait of you in your buckskin outfit in Wagon Train, I won, so I have to thank you for sitting for me!!


Of course the real reason I came on this site is to Wish you a very happy birthday, good health, much happiness and may you have many more. 


From a life long fan


Mrs Phyllis Green

Cape Town

South Africa


___________________________________   Dear Mr. Horton - This is an early birthday wish from Tilton Powell's
children, Pamela and Dennis.  We fondly remember the day you showed up at
the El Camino home.  Our Dad knew a big television star!  He would be
astonished by the computer world.  We just wanted to let you know that
you have not been forgotten by the Powell family and that Dad used to
reminisce with great joy and humor about you growing up together.  Best
wishes - Pamela


Dear Mr. Horton,


It was so wonderful to hear your introduction and "surf" your site!


I "cut my teeth" so to say, on the westerns my father loved. It was to some of my friends, very strange that as a girl I looked forward to watching westerns with my Dad.


I as a young girl, you became my first "actor/character" crush! (My Dad was a police officer and I saw a lot of Ward Bond in my Dad!)   :)


I found this site during a sleepless night and just wanted to let you know that I love the memories of days spent playing Wagon Train with my brothers and friends. I even got an appaloosa and named it Buck. Even though she was a mare. I figured if Lassie could be a boy... she could be a Buck!


But mostly I loved that your acting, produced such a great quality show that in return, I hold dear some of the best memories I have of time shared with my Dad.


Thank you and may God bless you and yours,


Warmest regards,

Carrie in Wisconsin


Dear Mr. Horton,
I will always wish you the very best!  As a young fan of yours in sixth grade in a very small town in NH, my girlfriend and I had a big crush on you.  We could not wait to watch Wagon Train each week!  I was happy to read that your health has improved.  May I wish you an early happy birthday.  My birthday is in July also.  My best friend and I grew up and became teachers.  I shall tell her I found your web site.  Please know your performance along with Ward Bond’s provided many happy and exciting hours for us.  (Television certainly is not what it used to be!)  Take care. You will always be in our hearts!
Lauren Zwolinski
PS  May I also say you are just as handsome as ever.
________________________ hi,
I want to thank you Alicia for sponsoring Robert Horton's web site.  I majored in film in college and have had a keen interest in it ever since.
More interesting of note however is my relationship to Mr. Robert Horton.  Or distant relationship.  My mother's maiden name is Horton.  My maternal grandmother was Beatrice Horton.  I was very close to Beatrice (Grandma Bea) her entire life. Beatrice was born in Kamas Utah I believe.  Her father ran a grocery store in Kamas and then moved the family to Salt Lake when 'Beatrice was 4.  The store located on 27th south and state was known as Hortons. 
I believe that Robert Hornton's father and my great grandfather were brothers.  I understand that Robert Horton's father was a successful life insurance salesman in California.
When my great grandfather passed away (i was about 9 years old at the time) i believe i met Robert Horton's father at his funeral.  (40 years ago).
Anyway, I have since met some Horton's that have immigrated from California to Utah.
Anyway, just wanted to see if anything sounded a bell with Mr. Horton.
Hope he is doing well.  I've always heard about "the actor" in the family but to my knowledge I've never met him. 
I recently lived in San Francisco for 3 1/2 years.  Mostly in the Marina District.  Last November,my wife and I moved to London, England where we now reside.
Take Care,
Scott Lambson

Dear Sir, I have been a fan of your's since a young boy watching reruns of Wagon Train also Pony Soldier, Now at 45 myself I would love to purchase a Autograph Photo of you and also would like to know if you have any guest appearances in the near future, I live near Buffalo,New York, Hope your doing well and have one question if you can possibly answere it, I loved Ward Bond as well and would like to know what he was like to work with and hang with. Sincerely, Jim York


I will only give you ONE guess why my nickname at school in the late ‘50’s was ‘Flint’.

We all watched it – thanks a million for all you gave us and we surely will never forget.

John McCollough



Dear Mr. Horton,

When I was a young lady of 7, my Aunt Betty and Uncle Bob Stephens took me to see a rodeo at the Ohio State fairgrounds and YOU were the guest star at that rodeo. My aunt and uncle always took me someplace special to celebrate my birthday, which is August 12th. My Aunt Betty, wishing to make it a more memorable evening for me, nudged me through the crowd and toward you so I could obtain your autograph on my copy of the rodeo program. I'm now 57 years old and found that program in a box of keepsakes this past weekend. My husband of 37 years and I are in the process of downsizing and I was sorting through things I'd kept for years. Seeing that program brought back so many memories. Even at that young age, when I attended the rodeo, I knew who you were. I was a big fan of the show Wagon Train. My whole family enjoyed watching it together. I just wanted to tell you that seeing you in person at that rodeo made a little girl's dream come true. Thank you for your many years of entertainment. 


Karen Danner

Miamisburg, Ohio 45342




Dear Robert, I just spent the past hour on your website. I am amazed at what I read. I had a huge crush on you when I was around 10 years old, probably around '61 watching Wagon Train. I was a tough little tomboy, my most cherished possession ever was my Flint McCullough gun and holster set, with a six shooter, little gun in the back, bullets on the holster, holster tied around my leg, hat. Just loved it. Don't think I ever took it off back then. I've always wondered what happened to you and just thought I'd run a search on you. And there you were! Wow, you've had a terrific life and still going strong. Good for you! Only problem was that I always thought your real name was Clint McCullough, memory of a kid. I don't remember the Robert Horton part. Well, your website cleared up a lot of questions I had. Thanks for some great memories! Stay well.

Val O'Connor, Florida



As a little girl living in Perth, Australia during the 50's most my early
years were entertained by radio serials because television had not yet been
introduced into Western Australia.  My brothers and I would look forward to
Saturday afternoon when we would go to the local theatre and enjoy the
latest cowboy movie.  So you can imagine my joy as a six year old when my
Dad brought in a new black and white television.  We couldn't believe our
luck - a theatre in our own living room. What great shows they were back
then. Have Gun Will Travel, Highway Patrol to name a few.  But Wagon Train
is still the best and the one I remember most.  As a kid under 10 I thought
your character Flint was the coolest guy around.  It is amazing how
impressionable we are as children and I'm glad that characters such as Flint
reflected honest, reliable values which I am sure have stayed with me to
this day.  Now, with the availability of the internet it is fantastic to be
able to learn that you are alive and well and I am able to thankyou for the
great enjoyment Wagon Train brought to both me and my family. I sign off
sending you Kind Regards, Good Health and Best Wishes from 'Downunder'.
Sheryl Nigrone

Hi Robert,

I used to watch you in Wagon Train when I was just seven years old!!I must confess to having a huge crush on you then, which as I'm now fifty four is quite something to admit!! My husband drew my attention to your website, with which I am enthralled and still find that you're  as charismatic as ever. I'm sorry to learn of your health scare and hope your out of the woods and enjoying life. We live on a farm and I breed and break in horses, I hate parting with them so we've far too many, I guess I could have my own wagon train now!

As I'm sure you know,the immense pleasure you've given to so many thousands of people over the years and of course those memories are etched into the minds of us all, your talent  and legacy will live on forever. I so hope you remain in robust health and enjoy life to the hilt. 

One's cup should always be half full!!.

Kindest Regards,

Jane Lightburn Francis.


Dear Mr Horton,

     You were my only celebrity "crush" when I was in junior high and never watched much TV, but never missed a Wagon Train.  It's been a long time, but I just wanted you to know that I've not forgotten you, and still appreciate that wonderful western series.  Just recently I found your web page and learned of your health scare.  I'm glad there was a happy outcome, and I wish you many years of good health in future.

                                                                                                        Brenda Clouse, of Madera, CA  


Dear Mr Horton, I typed in your name today and discovered this website. I have always remembered you from watching Wagon Train as an 11 year old. I was totally besotted with 'Flint' and was always very upset if you weren't in that weeks episode!

It was great to hear your message online, but sorry to read that you have been unwell.

I am now a grandmother of seven grandchildren and have told them of my younger days when I named my tortoise Flint and my guinea pig McCoulough! It would be wonderful to see some of Wagon Trains episodes again. I have loved Cowboy films ever since those days.

I am pleased to be able to send you a message to thank you for some great memories.


Good luck in the future.

Very best wishes

Margaret Jordan (England)


Dear Mr. Horton:   I am a BIG FAN of yours, especially for the role of Flint McCullough in "Wagon Train".  Most mornings, I wake up around 4 AM and watch tapes of my favorite shows from the past---including "Rawhide", "Gunsmoke", "Maverick", "Cheyenne", "High Chapparal", "Bonanza", and of course "Wagon Train".  I just finished watching the episode about John Cameron with Carolyn Jones in it.  Then, I thought that I would see if you had a website, and here it is. I live in Upstate New York, near Syracuse, and will be 60 years old this July.   In my opinion, the acting on TV shows in the 1950's and 60's was better than it it today, and the shows are still worth watching.  As you can tell from my list, Westerns are among my favorites.  Ward Bond was a great veteran actor, who appeared in many classics, including "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne.  It is one of my favorite movies.  What was it like to work with him?

            Anyway, I am glad that I searched for your website and found it.  Best of luck and God bless.  Mitch Pezdek, Jr. 

_______________________________________________ Dear Mr. Horton:

I have been a sincere fan of yours since the days of “Wagon Train” when I was in junior high school and had a huge crush on you for years.  I just turned 64 years old a couple of weeks ago and will be retiring from the school district I have been employed by for 32 years on June 30, 2008

I am hoping to be able to see you at a personal appearance in the future.  I will check in on your website to check for your schedule;  it would be a great thrill for me to be able to see you in person.

This is the first time in my life that I have sent fan mail to anyone.  I hope this finds you happy and in good health;  may God continue to bless you and your loved ones.

Most respectfully,

Shirley Lyttleton

Cincinnati, Ohio



Hello Mr Horton,


I sincerely do hope that you are well and that you do get to read this little note.

I feel fortunate to have found this site and to have heard your very caring message.


My first memories of you in Wagon Train are still clear to me, I was around nine at the time.

Fortunately my mum knew how important it was to me that I didn't miss an episode and allowed me to stay up to watch. ( Remember when we didn't have video? )


I read everything that I could find about you. I had your pictures on my wall, along with

Cliff Richard, Bought any magazine with an article and glossy books with your story in. I know I still have some, though I couldn't immediately lay my hands on them I know they are around.


I have often been to California and wondered if it might have been possible to find you.


Well what I really would like to say is thank you so much.


Memories of you then are among some of my most consistent and happy memories.

I had a brilliant loved and loving childhood and and amongst my experiences I can still remember now how exciting every episode seemed and how I looked forward to Monday evenings and couldn't wait to get to school the next day to tell all my friends.

I can still see it all in my minds eye, that lovely horse you rode, the jackets you wore.

( I have just realised I have one similar that I bought in San Diego ) Oh and all the other characters and storylines that made Wagon Train so different and in a way such a special part of a new stage of my growing up.

Of course I watched Shanendoah and other things that you appeared in and enjoyed everything I saw but, well Wagon Train rolled through such a large space of my childhood, about twenty percent or more I guess that it left the longest most lasting mark for me and how happy am I that it did.


Well, haven't I rambled on? I am so sorry, I haven't said anything you didn't already know.


Thank you again, from what I have seen and read it seems you have been very happy and done many successful and fulfilling things. How wonderful for you.


My best possible loving wishes to you and your family.


Brenda xx


Dear Mr. Horton

Thank you for giving us this opportunity to tell you how much you mean to us.


I lived for Wagon Train when I was a child. You were my first true love.  I can never see an App with a blanket without thinking of you.  I am glad you have had a good life.


Someone sent me a remember the 50's by email today and on it was a picture of you and Ward Bond.  I cried when he died.  I thought, the internet is a powerful thing let me try and see if I could find a web site in your name.  I was amazed at what I found.  What a wonderful way to travel back in time and be a child again.  I guess turning 60 this year makes you want to revisit the innocent days.


Your web site is wonderful.  Hearing your voice, and truly it hasn't changed that much, just sent chills thru me.


Thank you again for all the fond memories.  Children these days do not have what we had.  You were a blessing to me and many people.  May God Bless you and your wife for all the joy you have given millions of people.  Sincerely Diane Beuthe, Florida

Dear Robert,
I do hope you are in better health now and will continue to be so.
I was looking through some of the books I had as a child/teenager and there (in perfect condition!) were my two copies of Wagon train annuals which brought back many happy memories, as you were my absolute heartthrob!  I also have a brooch and necklace which were given to me at the time.  I only wish that I had been able to come to the London Palladium when you appeared there, but at least I was able to watch you on black/white television.
I realise that you must still get many of these requests but would it be possible for you to send me a signed photograph which would really complete my set of memories.
God Bless you and thank you for the many happy hours of viewing you have given to so many people.
Kindest Regards
Judith Nunnglenook,
  _______________________________________________  hello  alicia


                      as a youngster growing up in the early fifties in england  wagon train was 

                       the first show we used watch as we gathered round our small black and white tv

                     robert horton  became my favourite actor.   it is wonderful to find your web site 

                       about robert.   i hope he is keeping well  and please pass on my best wishes



                                           roy  gasby




                                                    birmingham   england                                


I watched two of your appearances on the "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"  DVD... Season 1.


I'm just now watching... "A bottle of wine"....


I had to Goggle you to get more of your background and found your fan site.


Many thanks for the pleasure you have given me in your acting. 


You just pull me into the scene... and, yet, you never seem to be "acting".


Wonderful and Marvelous!




Gary Fox


Princeton Junction, NJ


Wow, am I glad I found your website.   Wagon Train and seeing "Flint" was my sole reason for running home from school quickly every day back in the early 60's.


My Mom surprised me one day when she bought me a tablet that had your color photo on the cover.  It was an 8 x 10 photo of you as "Flint" with your cowboy hat on and your "Flint" outfit.  The only background on the photo was a turquiose blueish background which leads me to believe it was a 'posed' photo at a photography studio.    It was a close up photo and you were sitting down.  Boy if only I still had that photo. 


I checked all your photos in your website and did not see that particular photo.  It has always bothered me & I have regretted it for years, when I lost that picture.  I sure wish I could find that exact one.   I had that photo framed in an 8 x 10 frame for years and over time, it got lost.   Hopefully one day it will appear in your website.  I see no new photos have been added for 2007 and hopefully that will show up as one of them.  I believe it was an autographed photo too.    The autographed photos that can purchase - are they in color or are they in black and white as shown?? 


It's nice to know that you read your emails.  That is rare esp. with someone famous.


Just wanted you to know that you were a part of our wonderful childhood memories................I always tell people how fortunate my husband and I are that we were born in the early 50's.   


How wonderful that you will be celebrating your 48th wedding anniversary in 2008.  My husband and I (we are highschool sweethearts) are catching up to you & your wife - we'll be celebrating our 36th anniversary this year.


QUESTION:  Is there anything you can do to bring back the Wagon Train re-runs that you were in on the TV station "TV LAND".  We just got done watching all the old I LOVE LUCY series that they showed the last part of 2007.  Right now they are running the Beverly Hillbillie series.    Gunsmoke and Bonanza still play and our  hope and wishes are that Wagon Train will be a part of that station soon.   My  husband and I watch old westerns whenever we get the chance.


Take care and it was nice writing ya.




thanx for making my early years so enjoyable as flint mccullough but can u tell me your appaloosa 'stormy night ' was he grey and white markings or brown or black??

keep well i know you have not been at your best of health but good luck for 2008

colin in the uk


Hi. Thanks for the site.


I enjoyed Flint on Wagon Train as a kid and saw him in the fair parade in Phoenix, AZ, back in the '60s. Great fun, pleasant memories, an inspiring character.


Best wishes to "Flint."


Ron Herman

Albuquerque, NM


Hello Mr. Horton,

My name is Rosaleen Pedlar, and I am an admirer of your work as an actor, have been for a long time, especially 'A Man called Shenendoah'. I don't believe I missed an episode.

You will not believe that I have thought about writing to you since Shenendoah was first televised forty odd years ago, but for whatever reasons I never did. 

I am so pleased to learn that you are well and happy and still out there pleasing people.

Inclosing I would like to thank you for all the wonderful hours of true entertainment that you gave to millions of people through your carrer, and I wish I could see Shenendoah again. They just don't make them like that anymore.

I also wish you good health and happiness in the future, and if you are planning to come to Toronto Canada, I hope I can get to see you.

Thanking you in advance for your assistance in this little quest

Take care, and all good wihes to you and your wife for Christmas and New Year.



Rosaleen Pedlar.


I just found the website and so many memories flooded back.  Every now and then I look for photos of Robert, who was my absolute idol.  I remember him so clearly singing on the London Palladium, I must have been about 12.  I often wondered how his career had progressed over the years and I was so happy to see the photos of him hale and healthy.


Please tell Robert how much I loved his acting and as a not so little girl any more, I can still look at the photos and sigh!!!!!


Kindest regards

Dawn Angus


Dear Mr. and Mrs. Horton,

     Here's wishing you a wonderful anniversary!  May you both continue to enjoy good health and good friends in the coming year.  This website certainly shows how much you are appreciated and loved.



                                                   Pat  (Michigan)

__________________________________________ Thank you for all the info and photo's of Robert...I am a long time fan and happy to find out he's alive and doing ok...sort of...Thanks again.....Larry Sively...... Parma,Ohio __________________________________________
Dear Marilynn and Robert,
Congratulations on your 47th Anniversary.  Starting a new year with a celebration of marriage is particularly special and joyful.  Mel and I have been doing it for 54 years now and he joins me in wishing you as much happiness and blessings as we have had. 
_________________________________________ Hi Mr Horton! First I am so glad to hear your doing well and still able to see how you've never been forgotten. Gosh I knew you had to be married but when I was 11 or 12 and mom insisted I watch Ward Bond and John Wayne movies I soon became a big fan of Wagon Train when this very cute guy appeared as the new ''trail boss''. from than on my lunch box color books and story books had to be centered around  wagon train so i knew you would be my husband one day and we'd fight off indians and rustlers together forever. I feel the tickles in my tummy seeing your picture you made this little girl finally see why mom said you were one of the guys she knew I'd grow to love. I just want you to know your one of the good guys and will never be forgotten.I only wish you'd appear sometime somewhere so we can see you again. thank you so glad I got into a sentimental mood and looked you up on the net...Best Wishes to you and your lucky wife Kathy in Iowa __________________________________________










__________________________________________   Dear Mr. Horton,
            Happy Holidays to you and Mrs. Horton. I have to tell you what an amazing thing the internet is to allow a fan like me to send greetings to you and best wishes. Last night I was pleased to catch an airing of “The Green Slime” which brings back fond memories of when my brother and I were kids, glued in terror as the green creatures made their way through the Space Command. Embarrassingly enough I have to say I still jumped and yelped as you fought to stay away from their electrifying tentacles. You were always such a dashing hero. Thanks to the internet I was able to find your fan website to say hello.
My name is Wendy, age 35, and as you can see below my maiden name is Horton. I am not exactly sure if you are any relation but it is always thrilling to see the family name flashed on the big screen! My grandfather Ira Robert Horton Sr. lives in Florida and is about to turn 92 and still goes ballroom dancing 5 to 6 nights a week.  They hail from Williamson, New York but it was said that one of three Horton brothers headed out West. So there is always a possibility….?
My husband is finishing out his last year in the Navy which brought us here to Washington from Norfolk, VA where we will be headed for the holidays.
I do hope this message finds you healthy and happy and basking in the glow of your many fans that admire you. Below I have attached a photo of my grandfather and my father Ira Robert Horton Jr. I can’t tell you what a thrill it would be to find out if there were any distant family connections!  Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Wendy Horton-Goings

Dear Robert:

                               I was born in the early 1950s and enjoyed Wagon Train, and more specifically, your role of Flint. More importantly, I was impressed by A Man Called Shanendoah. The theme song has been wandering in my mind for the past 40 years or so, and today, I was reading a book that had the lyrics to Shandendoah to it. Taking a chance, I googled "A Man Called Shandendoah, and was pleasantly and tearfully surprised to hear the theme song being song on your website. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!. Part of me has always "roamed in search of home", and I was happy to realized that the actual lyrics had remained with me as time has slipped by. God bless you! Joseph Grills


This website is great.  I used to watch Wagon Train at age 9yrs on, I loved it and thought that Robert was the handsomest man in the world!!  When I grew up I was going to marry him!!!!  ( yeah right, 9yrs old and living in New Zealand).  Have often wondered  over the years what has happened with Robert and decided to look on the net.  Its enlightening to go through this site. I'm now 53yrs old and have not seen a man that could ever beat Roberts handsome ruggid looks.  Best of wishes  Kathleen.    

P.S  I married  the 2nd best looking guy in the world!!!


I was so surprised and pleased to find your website!  I just had to write and tell you Flint was my first LOVE!


You have my cont



inued best wishes in everything you do.


Donna Irwin

Elizabethtown, KY 


Mr. Horton, 
My name is Charlie McCuistion. I recently found some things in an estate sale of a Mr. George Leonard. There are some pistols/scabbards and many photos of the filming of "3;10 to Yuma". Also in the items was a picture of you and Ward Bond. Both of you autographed it to Mr. Leonard. I was just curious if you might have a recollection of Mr. Leonard as an extra or a character actor in any of your films? Since there is currently a re-make of the movie, I'd like to see if some-one is interested in the "on the set pictures" and the fire-arms I assume were used therein. I'd like to thank you for enriching my youth with your positive role model in 'Wagon Train". If only we could return to those wonderful days of black and white morals. Please reply if possible. 
Thanking you in advance, I am your loyal fan, Charlie  


Dear Robert;

My name is Roberta and I have been a fan for a very long time. Since Wagon Train to be precise. I just wanted to let you know how much I have appreciated your work and to let you know that at least one Canadian fan still remembers. If you ever get a chance to visit Calgary I would be there in a heart beat with bells on, in the figurative sense. Now that I have internet access I can keep up with my favorite wagon scout.


Roberta Nickle


Dear Mr. Horton:

Hope you are doing all right....just saw an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents that you guest starred in..and wondered how you were doing....then found this great site devoted to your career...our family saw you in Oklahoma at the St. Louis Muny with your wife back in I believe in 1965 or thereabouts....what a wonderful performance you gave and of course always remembered you from Wagon Train, which we faithfully watched when I was growing up....

Thanks again for the wonderful website and hope you continue in good health.. By the way, the Hitchcock episode was from 1958  with Besty Von Furstenberg and I believe was called the Disappearing Trick or Act??  Hope Wagon Train comes out eventually in Complete Series Form on DVD..

Would enjoy hearing from you if you have time


Dave Morse


Hi Mr. Horton,

I really enjoy your website.  I wrote you a letter a few months ago, but I am not sure if you got it or not.  So I just wanted to make this short and tell you what a fine actor and person you are.  I watch Wagon Train dvds quite a bit -- especially the ones that feature you as Flint.  I have been living on a timebomb concerning my health for awhile and had a stroke last month.  But watching the dvds helps me relax.  You mean a lot to me as an actor -- but not only that -- as a person also.  I just wanted to let you know how much your dvds mean to someone even in this year -- as we all get older.  Thank you so very much for doing Wagon Train and the adventures you were involved in.  You are very much loved.




I have just visited your website and at the age of 61, I can picture myself sitting at home with my departed parents watching you in Wagon Train, It was viewed on a Monday here in the United Kingdom and you made it the highlight of my day. Hope you are well, stay safe.

A Vivid old fan,

Keith Gibbs.


Dear Mr. Horton,

Imagine my delight in finding a web site devoted to your career – and in discovering that you (as am I) a big fan of Errol Flynn, particularly in the film “Uncertain Glory.” In fact, you remind me of him quite a bit. You both have that certain “something” that makes for great entertainment.

 Hope you do get to come to Virginia one day. It’s a beautiful state, and my friends Don and Harold Reid (formerly of the Statler Brothers) and I would love to see you here. Till then, take care….and thanks for all the entertainment.



Dear Robert Horton,

I watched you every Saturday on "Wagon Train" and was taken with your good looks and  natural acting ability. Yes, I was a kid but still loved the hero type in the western surroundings. When I was a teenage I saw you on stage, summer stock in Ohio, in "Oklahoma". It was very memorable to see you live and sing for "me". Thanks for all of the wonderful movies and the "Flint" role. Later in life I moved to the West and always thought of the show and how people traveled by wagons and the danger that they endured.

Best Wishes,



What a very nice site. I have visited often but have never left a message and would like to do so now. I am so happy to see that there are sites such as this dedicated to the wonderful screen heroes that we grew up with such as Mr. Horton. I am also happy that the Goodlife network has the old Warner Westerns on. I have emailed requesting Wagon Train which they do not have but I am ever hopeful. I am so happy that Mr. Horton is doing better and I will include him in my prayers.

Thank you again for this lovely site. God bless you all.

Jan Toler

Cincinnati, Ohio

Jan Price Toler RN BSN


Mr. Horton,
I just want to say “Thank you” for making my childhood enjoyable :)
I can remember watching EVERY episode of Wagon Train just so I could
watch you. I was in love! And I was only 7yrs old! I can remember
begging my mom and dad for the “Flint McCullough cap pistol” for my
birthday gift. Now you must know, I was a young girl then so my parents
thought I was Nuts but I indeed got that cap pistol and enjoyed it for
a long time pretending you were with me on my adventures. So many
memories and you were so very much a part of them. Thanks again for
making ‘Flint’ come alive and letting a little girl enjoy being a
Tomboy.... :)
Your name may be Robert but you will always be ‘Flint’ to me.........
If you are ever close to Dulles airport (Sterling, VA) it would be a
honor to meet you. I work there, at the airport, as a Program Analyst.
Did you ever meet my cousin, Jean Seberg, while working in Hollywood?
She was also an inspiration for me in my younger years and I watched
every movie she made (esp. Paint your Wagon)
hugs and kisses
Jan Thomas


Dear Robert,

I was born in '49, and by the time I reached my 10th birthday, like a lot of my peers, I was hooked on TV Westerns. I wanted to wear buckskins, and be a cowboy in the worst way. I'm 58 years old now, and never did make it out West. I'm a New Yorker (upstate) born & bred. Married, had kids - and here I stayed. But the cowboy in me will never die until I do. 

Wagon Train was one of my favorites. I'd dream of riding your Appaloosa, and riding scout for Ward Bond. Obviously, I just liked your character a whole lot. Thanks to the internet, I've been able to reach out in some small way, to say hello to you, and to thank you for all those wonderful years of enriching my childhood. God Bless, Happy Belated Birthday - and stay healthy!

Your friend, and life long fan...

Steve Hall    


Dear Mr Horton, I have long been an admirer of you, and used to avidly watch "Wagon train" when I was a boy. It was a first class series, with first class actors, and I feel it is such a shame, that the western genre is no longer shown on tv, but you will always be remembered by my generation, and although I am English and live in England, you and your ilk are fondly regarded and a great part of English television. My regards to your wife also, and may happiness always ride your range.

                                                                            Yours faithfully

                                                                                  Joe Topley (England)


 I've just viewed my first introduction to Mr. Horton's work via a DVD of the Alfred Hitchcock television show and he had a way of capturing my attention instantly. 

 I'm happy to read that he is still with us.

If I could get a question to him I find myself wondering "After so much life and so many experiences, both the good and the bad, how big a role did faith (yes God faith) play in your life?" I see in his eyes something that transcends the years, a mischievous spark of confidence that seems to come from more than good looks and a career that is going well, I hope that he would be willing to share a little insight?

                                                                                                          Thanks so much,

                                                                                                          David V. Bowyer


I was born in the early 1950's.  I watched Robert Horton regularly in
"Wagon Train."  In fact, I would say that his character, Flint McCullough,
was my first 'hero.'  In 1976, I had the pleasure of seeing him "live" in a
fine production of "The Rainmaker" at the Barn Dinner Theatre in St. Louis.
It was especially exciting to see him play Starbuck in that show because I
knew he had played him in the original Broadway production of the musical
version of the play, "110 in the Shade."  Then in 1978, I saw him again
when he came to St. Louis  to play Oscar in "The Odd Couple" at the
Plantation Dinner Theatre.  After both performances, he graciously signed
my program.  After the "The Odd Couple," he looked at my ballpoint and
said, "That's not a good pen, I'll get a better one."  He then went to his
dressing room and got a felt tip to sign the program cover with.  I still
have both programs in my collection.  I regret that I missed his
performance in "Kismet" at the St. Louis Municiple (Muny) Theatre in the
late 1960's.  I was also disappointed when he left "Wagon Train," but I
really enjoyed my two personal encounters with him.  I wish he was still
performing, but he's had a marvelous career.  Best wishes!
Charles Heuvelman


Dear Mr. Horton

Just received my autographed picture and 2 CD's from you today.  LOVE them.  Thanks so much for taking the time to do this for me.  I have enjoyed listening to the CD's.  What a wonderful voice and great picture!!!   Love,  Toni from New Jersey.


My husband and I visited the Rex Allen Museum in Willcox, AZ two weeks ago and I was thrilled to see Robert Horton plans to attend Rex Allen Days this coming October. I told the museum curator, "time was, when I would have given my right arm to ride in a wagon train with Robert Horton!" I have been a fan forever, and I wouldn't miss this opportunity to see him for the world. Only a little more than a month to go... and I'm already excited! What a thrill this will be.


Grace Handy

Show Low, Arizona 


To Dear Mr Robert Horton

The phrase "Horse Opera" came up in the crossword I have just completed and of course the answer was "Western".  That got me thinking of the oh so many happy hours I spent in my teens watching 'Wagon Train' (and other Westerns too but we won't talk about those!)   I could not get near enough our small TV screen for a better view of you, much to my Father's disgust, and I never missed a show.  How I remember so well an episode where you had been shot in the shoulder by a Red Indian's arrow, which had to be pushed through your shoulder to get it out - do you remember that one?  I was enthralled as ever in the show and after it ended I walked into the kitchen and promptly fainted into the arms of my Mother.  I had lived the moment, and what you were going through, all too well and iit s one of the very rare times in my 63 years that I have actually fainted.

I am so amazed at your wonderful website and so pleased to have found it.  I wish you continued good health after your recent diagnosis and treatment and thank you so much for the marvellous memories of a truly handsome man who always behaved with dignity, truth and humour on the screen and, I am very sure, off the screen too.

With much love and thanks, 

Marion Boreham, Milton Keynes, England


Dear Mr. Horton... Robert.    BOB!  

I wonder if you remember one night in Jackson, MS, about 46 years ago.

 I had the pleasure of seeing you at the state fair in 1961 or 1962.  I was 13 or 14 years old, and my older sister took me and a friend to see our favorite cowboy!   When you and your horse came galloping out into the arena, I thought I would absolutely die!   I held back tears as you rode around waving at the crowd.   You were magnificent!!  

My sister worked as a reservationist for Delta, and ‘knew people’, and we were actually allowed to board your plane about midnight that night.  You and your wife were gracious enough to talk to us three idiots and give us an autograph.  I died again!!  

I’m 58 now and have learned to appreciate the wonderful things in life, and I want to let those who’ve given us pleasure over the years know just how much y’all meant to us.  Thanks so much for your wonderful performances and especially for that night!

 Eileen Lewis









Hello Alicia,
I too an a fan, particularly since I came across a set of( I am sorry to say) bootlegged dvds of A Man Called Shenandoah. It was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid. What a great singing voice! He had talents so missing in today's "stars". I wish we could get that show commercially released on dvd. Any chance? Who to write??? Anyway, I am ordering an autographed picture and the "Shenandoah" CD. Your website is on my favorites and I will log on regularly. 
For Mr. Horton I would like to say that I am so glad he is still with us and I wish him all the best and God's blessings. Did he have any classic Jaguars in his car collection?
Scott Harrison


Dear Robert,

My name is Rita and when I was 12 years old I had a big crush on you, in fact I carried your photo with me everywhere I went, my mom thought I was mad.  I remember Wagon Train was on every Monday night here in England and I never missed an episode, you weren't just a character on the tv to me your real personality always came through and I just knew you were a lovely person.

I am sorry to hear that you have not been well and I hope you will be feeling better real soon.

I am 60 years old now and I just wanted you to know that I have never forgotten you and I wanted to thank you for making a 12 year old girl very happy.

All my love to you.



Dear Mr. Horton,

Every now and then, as the years go by, I wonder what has happened to my very "gifted" and handsome actors who kept me company, many a night, via the television. The internet has proven to be a wonderful tool to research!!

What an absolute delight to be able to let you know how much I enjoyed you on "WAGON TRAIN"! The years where "westerns" reigned on television were my favorite......"SUGARFOOT", "BONANZA", "CHEYENNE", "GUNSMOKE", "HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL", etc....... I was a teenager, full of "western fantasies" about all of you........now I am 57, and truly want to know what everyones' acting "gigs" are. 

You must have so many great memories....what an incredible life as an actor, you've led!!

Please accept my best wishes for your continued success with your career, amazing marriage, and your health.


 Janice Wildemore  


Dear Mr. Robert Horton
I would like to send you good wishes for your Birthday and trust you enjoyed that time you are and have been very appreciated through the year's and thanks to computer's I am still able to know how you are.
kindest regard's Dawn (England)


Happy Birthday Robert,

I want to wish you and Marilynn a wonderful day with good health and happiness always.

I visit your website constantly and I love reading the mail from all your fans.

Your website is very enjoyable and I spend many hours reading all about you.

Thanks for the memories.



I went on the website of Robert Horton because I saw in the paper that it was his birthday. So relay to him if you can a Happy Birthday. I am almost 50 and I remember in my pre-teens watching the reruns of Wagon Train that I had a crush on him and I always hope the best for him!


Dear Mr. Horton,

I saw you last night in a 1958 Alfred Hitchcock show co-starring with Betsy von Furstenburg.  It is amazing how fast time goes by.  You played an insurance investigator and took a bribe.  What a fun show.  There are no good shows on television anymore. 

I'm glad you and your wife are doing well.  You are still a very handsome man.

Patty K.


Dear Mr. Horton,

Reading the paper this morning I saw that it was your birthday today.  A very fond memory of having had the experience of working at Oakdale theatre in Wallingford Connecticut when you and your lovely wife were doing Brigadoon came rushing back to me.  That was such a magical performance on both of your parts and I was so impressed with how genuine and personable you both were.  I was working as an apprentice at the theatre that summer and will never forget meeting the two of you.  I am so very happy to hear that you are still together after all these years because I knew right away what a special couple you were.

Happy Birthday and God Bless both of you.

Toni Rhodes Glover 

A Life Long Fan  


Happy Birthday!  We're watching "Wagon Train' episodes today.  This
includes the corgis, the mare, and stray friends.  Cheers, Cynthia


Happy Birthday, Robert Horton!!

I'm going to enjoy your birthday in my usual way--watching videos of the handsomest

man on the planet!

Your devoted fan,

Cindy Little

Santa Maria, CA

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Hello Robert,

Just to wish you a Happy 83rd Birthday and to thank you for many hours of enjoyment, have a great day, best wishes also to Marilynn.

Take care, Alan.


Dear Mr. Horton,

    I want to wish you an awesome  birthday and many, many more to come. As one of your very devoted fans I wish you the best of health and happiness always. Although I was so disappointed not to have met you in Willliamsburg, I am relieved that you are feeling much better. I will never give up hope that one day I will get to meet you. Stay well, enjoy your day, Do something special for yourself, it's your day!!! Celebrate!!Your talent has been an inspiration for many and through Alicia's website  ( thanks Alicia-love ya! ) there is a place for people to show their appreciation and how much we care about you.

With admiration and best wishes always,

Judi Miller-Bruce

Brooklyn, NY

PS: My husband and son wish you a happy birthday too.


Dear Mr. Horton,

Thanks goes to Alicia Williams for her great web site about you.  I was so happy to read about all the accomplishments and dreams you have achieved in your life.  You truly deserve all of them,.  I never wrote to a movie star before.  So, with shaking hands and a pounding heart, I send this message to you.

I was 10yrs old when Wagon Train came on TV.  Flint McCullough was my handsome hero.  When you left the show, you took with you the magic only you could make, and I cried.  There has never been, nor will there ever be, one as Beautiful as you.  You are truly a one of a kind man.

Recently, I have purchased many Wagon Train stories, starring you.  My favorite is the Sister Rita Story.  The story tells of the power of one's beliefs and thoughts of love, never fulfilled, yet never forgotten.  Not only did you deliver your lines perfectly, your body language and facial expressions were unforgettable, beautiful.

Thank goodness you didn't become a doctor, but instead, like the poem by Robert Frost, took the road "less traveled by.  And that has made all the difference" in my life, as well as in the lives of your many hundreds of fans, here and around the world.   Thank YOU, Mr. Horton for sharing a bit of yourself with me.

Happy Birthday to you.  May you enjoy many more in good health.

You will always remain in my mind and heart forever.  

With Love, your fan Toni  from New Jersey


Dear Mr. Horton,

 My name is Flint Bloedow and I was named after your character on Wagon Train.   Flint has been the source of many conversations in my brief life which I have enjoyed greatly telling the story of how I was named.  My brother proposed the name to my mother when I was born in 1961; well she listened and it was written on the birth certificate.  I feel very honored to be named after someone of your and Flint ’s stature.  I was just asked about my name again so I wanted to show this young person who I was named after so I began searching the web and I found this page.  I was to young to remember the show but I had seen a couple of shows and I feel I had to lived up to the qualities of Flint.  I entered the Air Force, attended Ranger School, achieved the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force and I continue to serve this great nation as a civil servant.  If at all possible, I’d like to order a autographed picture of you so I may proudly display in my office.


Forever a Fan,


  Flint Bloedow

Riverview, Fl


Good'ay, Chris Smith here.

I was reminiscing with regards to "Wagon train" as a kid & remembered this kind of idol I had of who I could be. Cliff Robertson, Rowdy Yates (Clint) or the first & original "Man on the trail"......... Rob Horton.

His presence & delivery will live with me forever. Thanks Bob & good to know he's not only around, but apparently keeping good.

Thanks Mr. Horton for those great memories!!!!

Best Wishes,

Chris Smith


Happy Birthday Robert!!  I have been thinking a lot about you recently & hope your birthday will be as fabulous as you & wishing you many more wonderful years ahead!!  I also want to convey my sincere best wishes to you regarding your recent health scare & let you know that my entire family and I send our very best thoughts your way.  Sorry we had to miss seeing you in VA in March, but just happy to hear you're doing well now.  Maybe one day I can finally meet you after all these yrs & all that you have meant to me personally in my life.  Your SC friend, Sharon Schrader


Dear Alicia,

I must admit to being one of the oldies who actually remember Robert Horton from "Wagon Train." I loved the chemistry between the actors on the program which is one of the main reasons for watching a show. I particularly enjoyed the episodes with Flint but really everyone on the show was so magnificent that each complimented the other in a way we rarely see on television or movies.

After reading the material on this website, Robert is a true Renaissance man and a true treasure. Robert's note about illness was a bit troubling but hopefully he is one the mend. I am not sure if you are the right person, but please send him my heartfelt wishes for continued good health.

And of course, thank you for maintaining what must surely be a labor of love.

Yours very sincerely,

Richard Jessen


I wish Mr. Horton the best!

Thank you, Bill Latimer, Appleton, WI


Congratulations on your upcoming birthday.  Just saw a rerun this AM and
looked you up.  Grandma Lulu















Dear Mr. Horton,  I have the honor of being a Home Health care provider For one of your biggest fans, She said she has known you for 67 years.. Although she has not seen you since you both were 15 years old. Except in movies, and on T.V. She attended Dorsey High in L.A. California, She was Blond, with blue eyes. Her name was Marvyl Wehling. I believe she said you walked her home a few times from work. she worked at a Cafe' on Wilshire Blvd. She said she got angry at you because you were supposed to pick her up from work and you didn't show and she had to walk home, and it was 2 hrs. that it took to get there.. she wanted me to get in touch with you just to see if you remember her. She is now living in Springdale, Arkansas with her Daughter.  Please if you can, send just a short note to me so I can tell her you do or do not remember her. Thank you. Patsy Ruth




Hello Mr. Horton, I found your website and that prompted me to write.  I am, according to my mother, your 3rd cousin.  My mother is Barbara Horton who's mother and father were Barbara and Jack Horton.  According to my mother, Jack was your 1st cousin. 

I just wanted you to know that down through the generations we still enjoy your work and get a thrill knowing that we are related to you no matter how distant.  Also to let you know that the strong Horton jaw has survived through the generations as well.  :)  I have also impressed fellow swooning workers with my relation to the "Wagon Train" star.  My family also owns the movie "Green Slime" and since I am a 60's sci-fi fan we have watched it numerous times.  In fact we are thinking of having a sci-fi movie birthday party for my 11 year daughter Faith and will certainly show your movie as the highlight.  Hope all is well with you and your family and I wish you the best,

your 3rd cousin Melinda Leiva      


Mr. Horton;
My name is Joe Houston and I live in Atlanta, Georgia.  Back around 1974 I acted in a play with you  and your wife at Chipola Jr. College in Marianna, Florida.  It was either "The Music Man" or "Guys and Dolls" I think. Larry Alford was the Director and I was around 13 at that time.  I often think back on those days in Marianna and the movie stars I met performing at Chipola Jr. College in Marianna.  I remember holding up a sign at the local Holiday Inn welcoming you and your wife to Marianna after your flight into Panama City, Florida.  Your incredible career has certainly taken you in all directions.  Do you happen to remember the 2 weeks you spent in Marianna, Fl??
I hope you and your family are well.
Joe Houston


Hello, I always remember you from that role you played on wagon train. I am
a big t.v. western fan. I wish they would still show wagon train. I also
liked Ward Bond very much. I was glad to find your web site. I'm happy to
see that your doing well. take care and god bless. A big fan


Dear Robert Horton,

You have a wonderful voice. I have always loved the song Shanendoah. My son is in Hollywood taking acting classes, and working toward a career  as an actor. He too has a great voice, stage presence, and potential. I just wanted you to know that you had a relative with love of the stage and film as well. His name is Jeremy Horton.

God Bless you and your wife. Congratulations on your anniversary. My wife and I just celebrated our 30th.

Steve Horton

SLC Utah


Good afternoon,

I was watching the Alfred Hitchcock episode "Crack of "Doom" as others television and movies that you starred in.

You look just as handsome now as you did then. You have a lucky wife!

I hope that you have a Happy Birthday next month and mine is on the 19th of July,1956.

Your fan,

Jennifer Carson


I was so excited to find your website!  Looking at the pictures brings back so many happy memories of watching you on tv.  You are a great actor! 


Dear Mr. Horton,  I have the honor of being a Home Health care provider For one of your biggest fans, She said she has known you for 67 years.. Although she has not seen you since you both were 15 years old. Except in movies, and on T.V. She attended Dorsey High in L.A. California, She was Blond, with blue eyes. Her name was Marvyl Wehling. I believe she said you walked her home a few times from work. she worked at a Cafe' on Wilshire Blvd. She said she got angry at you because you were supposed to pick her up from work and you didn't show and she had to walk home,and it was 2 hrs. that it took to get there.. she wanted me to get in touch with you just to see if you remember her. She is now living in Springdale, Arkansas with her Daughter.  Please if you can, send just a short note to me so I can tell her you do or do not remember her... Thank you. Patsy Ruth


I miss seeing Robert Horton on the telly,  I could not see enough of him,

we saw four shows while he was on Broadway some years back and thanks

to this site his fans know how he is.

Robert Fuller was no Robert Horton, my family wrote the station and let

them know, and when we read he was on the stage, well, my father took

us on a vacation, you see, my father liked Robert Horton,  he is "a man's actor".

My prayers are with him and his family.

Was that book ever published, you had talked about writing one, you have a lot to

say, not hot air like stars of today.

When Wagon Train is on we tape it.

Thank you a big fan.

B. A.


Hi Robert

So pleased to hear your operation went well and that you are now getting back to normal.  Enjoy all the ice cream and other soft foods you are only allowed to eat at the moment!!.  We are sure you will be back onto a normal diet soon.

Take care and give out love to Marilynn.

All the best and all our love,

Jacky and Rod



Dear Mr. Horton,

I only decided to "google" you due to having just seen the revival of 110 in NY and all week have been telling people, "I saw the original cast and who knew Robert Horton would be so incredibly wonderful as Starbuck"? I had seen you on Wagon Train, but you were such a revelation in that show.

I remember waiting with friends outside the theater (Shubert?), after the performance, which we were all so charmed by a wonderful evening of theater, and lived that memory over and over with the original cast recording. You walked out of that stage door, wearing an incredibly white flamboyant coat with two Afgans! Wow, that was some site. I never forgot it. They don't make 'em like they used to!

You were a great Starbuck and thank you. Thank you for the memory and thank you for the great performance. Man, it was too bad you never came back to NY (maybe you did, but unfortunately, I missed).

All the best and I just wanted to say that to you when I saw I had the opportunity.

Best, Brian Haggerty 


Dear Mr. Horton,

I just wanted to let you know how much your TV shows have meant to me.  I am 58 and have been ill for awhile now.  I am on disability and have almost died a few times.  So the doctors had me retire from work and I am also on mostly bed rest -- or must rest quite a bit.  What helps me obey my doctors, is actually watching DVDs from Wagon Train -- especially the ones where you are featured.  I finally found a company that has the Wagon Train series and seasons that feature you and Ward Bond.  Actually, watching and seeing the absolutely great acting that you do really relaxes me.  And I am to have no stress - so watching these DVDs also helps me with that.

Thank you for going into acting.  You are really a great actor and it seems like you are a great person also.  I appreciate everything you have ever done.  I think you and your wife are great examples for everyone.  You seem to really care about people and that comes out on the screen.  I will keep this short but thanks for everything.  And thank you for helping me when it comes to health concerns.  You are a great example of a terrific person, actor and just everything.

Thanks again,



If you missed Robert in Radio Days, you missed a fun time and a performance
where our star was the brightest.  My sister and I learned he would be in MA
and decided last minute to make the trip from Long Island just to see Robert
perform, and it was well worth it, as always.  With no rehearsal and people
going up on their lines, it was a challenge, but one he met with grace and
humor.  His first skit involving the opening show of Shenandoah was great,
and as Nick Charles (Betsy Palmer was Nora) in the Thin Man, his humor and
wonderful acting surpassed all--I hope the locals were taking notes and
learned quite a bit from working with a pro, Robert.  He needed that humor
and patience!
A last-minute bonus was being able to see some relatives we hadn't seen in
years, but relatives or no, if Robert is performing in the east and we can
get there, we will!  Charming and gracious as ever, it was a thrill for us
both when he remembered us from last year at Rawhide where we flew out to
see him receive his well-deserved award.  We were unable to get back for the
photo op that Sunday morning, but Robert generously indulged us this year
and we were able to get some pictures.  Friendly and warm as ever, he also
took some time to chat with us, words and moments we both will treasure for
ages to come (after all, no one has occupied his place on my "ideal man"
list-of-one since his Flint days!, though that only seems like yesterday!). 
I still don't understand how he can be in the dreams of many of my friends
when he has been in mine almost nightly all these years, but I can assure
all that when we announced this evening where we had been and who we once
again got to meet, we caused a lot of eyes to turn green!  And we are still
smiling, floating, and reliving the weekend.  Thank you Robert!  and prayers
continue, as always, to go your way for good health,....   Pat Duffield


As a family we all watched Wagon Train together as was the way in those days. My mother had a crush on you which she tried to push on to me! (I was born in 1946) She also had a bit of a thing for Ward Bond and from Wagon Train appearances when his tummy was a little large came our family saying "he's got a gut like Ward Bond" but it was done with affection. As a young girl you, Robert Fuller and Clint Eastwood were the ones I loved but of course I was one of thousands but a girl can wish.

Delighted to read you have been married for so long. Rare in these days. My husband and I married when we were 18 and have celebrated our 43 anniversary. Well done us too.

Hope you keep well.

King regard, Peggy Kelly


Dear Mr. Horton, 

I have been meaning to pluck up the courage and send you a message just about ever since I bought my Laptop and discovered your website, about a year  ago. 

I think hearing of your health problems (thankfully not serious) kinda pushed me to write.

I was about 10 years old in Stockport,England, when Wagon Train first came onto our (black and white) TV screens. 

I remember it quickly became the highlight of my viewing week. At the ripe old age of 12 although in no way "interested" in boys, I  remember thinking you were the handsomest man I ever laid eyes on!

My family and I moved to Adelaide,  South Australia when I was 19. Unfortunately somewhere along the line I missed out on seeing Shenandoah.

I agree with the lady who wrote to the studio exec. Hoping to get Wagon Train released on DVD, with yourself providing  the commentary. I am sure it would be very popular.

I also had no idea that you had such a brilliant singing voice.  Indeed you are multi talented.

I hope that all your health problems clear up quickly and that you have many more years ahead and thank you for leaving  such caring messages for your fans.

 I wish I lived in your country so that I could see one of your personal appearances  and I certainly would have loved to have heard you sing live  on stage.

  I wish you and your good lady all the best for the future.




Your name came up this weekend. (Or should I say, Flint McCullough’s name came up.) We were visiting Savannah, Georgia from Traverse City, Michigan and my girlfriend and I started talking about our favorite actors present and past. Your Wagon Train name came up and then ‘your’ name. She couldn’t quite remember who you were, but looked it up last night. She said, “I also had a crush on him at age seven”. I was six or less and loved to watch the show to see you and your Appaloosa. I was very young, but remember it clearly.

I just wanted to say ‘hi’,


Beverley Sporck


Dear Mr. Horton,

My Husband and I just wanted to let you know how we  have enjoyed listening to your recording live at the Palladium. It was recorded in 1959, but my husband just got it the other day. He particularly wanted to hear you sing, as he remembered that you have a very good singing voice. We were living in England at the time, but were unable to see you at the Palladium.

We  also have enjoyed your acting over the years. Particularly in Wagon Train.

Hoping you continue in good health.

Best Wishes.

Joe and Carole Stratford


Hello Alicia

  Would like to send my best to Robert, I so looked forward to Wagon Train every week, not just because of the exciting story lines but it was RH I would love to see, the scout, the red headed man in my life, my mum would giggle when I would go just be glued to the ol TV when Flint would appear, always in love with you. Though only just 9 I always adored you.


Sandra. M


 Dear Mr. Horton,

When I first saw you on Wagon Train, I thought you were one of the finest actors I had ever seen.  You left a last impression on me for which I am very grateful.   

Last night I saw you on an ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS rerun in which you played a man who stole to play poker, won, but learned a valuable lesson and never played poker again. Seeing you again prompted me to try to contact you,

I am 63 years old now, and my opinion of you has not changed, nor has the positive impression left me. 

It is I who thank you for the many hours of pleasure watching you have given me over the years. 

I wish you and your wife every happiness and the best of health for the rest of your lives. 

Thank you again for what you have done for me.


Bob Brown


Hello Robert,

So glad that the tests were positive. My husband and I [ does that sound regal] are visiting the States again in 3 weeks time, we are going on a small cruise ship to Alaska. Because of Wagon Train I  was desperate to visit the U.S.A. so in the 1980's we came over 4 times.

In fact we have visited 26 States and hopefully before the end comes we want to visit all 50.

Florida is the one State that is going to prove a problem.

Take Care Alicia

Give my love to Robert

My one true love


A few years ago, my daughter was eagerly rushing to start dating in middle school.  I had a long talk with her about the different steps of dating--crushes on a movie star, silent crushes on a classmate, phone calls and holding hands at school, group parties, double dates, and then finally single dates.  All of which loses its importance if you skip a step.  As I talked about a crush on a movie star, Robert was the image in my mind, and I told her about him.  The next day, she was busy cutting out pictures of a movie star she liked.  Thank goodness she didn't start single dating until 16--almost unheard of in this day and age!  I like to think that it was my sharing of that wonderful crush I had on Robert that made her listen. 

I let my fingers do the walking through the internet today wondering about the past, and how wonderfully surprised I was to find this website.  Please thank him for all those wonderful years and memories.  I'm so glad to see that he is well.  I even e-mailed some of his quotes on to my son.  Robert still is an influence in my life.  Thank you and God Bless,   Kaye Radler


Hi Mr. Horton-

I enjoyed your interview last night with Morgan White on WBZ. From the phone calls you received, it's clear that you made a positive impact on people- and still do.

I especially thought the comment from one caller was very meaningful when he said that you seem to be a very contented man, when you laugh so much while you're speaking.

I just listened to your personal message on the website.

Wishing you all the best,

Jim Flahive


Hello, I just wanted to send a message and tell Mr. Horton what a pleasure it has been to see his work throughout the years on television. I was born in 1960 and remember him well in Days of Our Lives and Wagon Train, because my dad loved westerns and he passed on that love on to me. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us and I am sure your work will be remembered by many generations to come.  All my best, Nadine


Mr. Robert Horton:

So very delighted to open your web sight on a beautiful Easter Sunday morning and read your good news.  A fan of yours since the 60s and trying hard to get Wagon Train Tapes.  Do hope Columbia will release the rest of them soon.  Take very good care of yourself and a very Happy Birthday to you in July.

Best Wishes Chris Read

East Sussex England


Mr. Horton,
              Thanks for the performances on Wagon Train, You have a wonderful
              voice, as good, if not better than Harve Presnel, or Gordon McCrae.
                                                       Thank you,
                                                      Ed and Mary Wisniewski  


Hi Robert! I am a 53 year old divorce lawyer in Winston-Salem North Carolina.  I just wanted you to know that you were the first man I ever loved!! Even at the tender age of 5 (or whatever it was) I knew what sexy was!  You were it  and from  looking at your website, you still are; still so handsome, yet with a strong kindness I think. I love the fact that you allow your fans to communicate with you, not egotistical, love your voice message too and that great voice is still there too.    Marilynn is a lucky lady. By the way, I am an equestrian and have always owned appaloosas because of you!!  Take care and thanks for being the nice person you obviously are - my instincts as a child were right on! (too bad neither of my former husbands was like Flint!)

 Susan H. Gray

  Winston-Salem , NC

















I would just like Mr. Horton to know how much I have enjoyed watching him since I first saw him on Wagon Train many years ago as a boy. I have recently had the pleasure of seeing him again on Alfred Hitchcock Presents (through Netflix). I thank you, Mr. Horton, for the pleasure you have given me and your fans through all these years- in a long and fruitful career. I also thank you for being so gracious and accessible to me and your other fans through this site!


Bill Adkins


Dear Mr. & Mrs. Horton,

 It is good to hear that you are in good health again, Mr. Horton, and back in the saddle again. (being back in the saddle really does curs a lot of ailments for me)

   Mrs. Horton, this must have been a anxious time for you. I offer my sincere  best wishes  to you both and wish you peace and happiness in the year of our Lord, 2007.

 Blessings to you both,

 Barbara Hollinger


You will always have a place in my heart. I sent you a telegram to the Birmingham (England) Hippodrome signed Box A 8 o'clock.

Best Wishes, Frances


I saw Robert in  June of 1963 at the Starlight Theater in Kansas City, MO.  He played Gaylord Ravenal in "Show Boat" and his wife Marilynn played Julie.  It was the first play I ever saw performed by a professional cast, and now, some 44 years later and lots of other plays, it is still my favorite musical play.

Recently I found the playbill in bad shape with covers missing, etc., but I was still able to read it and remember a summer evening in Kansas City in June of 1963. I was serving in the Air Force at the time and stationed at Richards-Gebaur AFB a few miles out of town.

  John O. Hawkins, Lenoir, NC 


Wagon Train was my favorite show when I was a Teenager in the 1950s, I was a very shy girl then, and Monday Nights I could not wait for, we had an old  TV then and the picture wasn't too good so the nearest person got the best view, I was always first, I also saw you in person at the Odeon Hammersmith live I can't remember what year it was, I think about 1960, it was a real treat for me,  I am now 64 married and have a daughter.   I would like to thank you for making my teenage years a lot happier.

Janet Saville


Hello Mr.. Horton,

                        My name is Danny Summers and I'm a big fan of yours, as well as "Wagon Train", and Westerns overall. I was in Kanab, Utah last year for the " Western Legends Roundup". I met and spoke with 'Clint Walker, Denny Miller and Peter Brown as well. I was hoping to see you there as well. You guys were my morning and afternoon heroes and my life would never be the same after that time period had change in life. I grew up but that part of my life was still with me. You and the rest of my western heroes were my family. My daughter has grown up and got married and my wife is busy with her hobbies and I spend a lot of my time going back to the past and watching a lot of my western family on DVD's and enjoying the good life I had as a kid. Thank You Mr.. Horton for being part of that family and for being there for me every week. You were a tremendous actor and also if I may say so.. I loved your horse. The most beautiful appaloosa I ever saw. I miss him too.  Please let me know when you will be appearing soon, I would love to meet you in person.

                                       Thank you for your time and God bless you (Flint).

                                                                   Danny Summers


I just received a 150 DVD movie pack deal of the Best TV Westerns….in it are 3 Wagon Train episodes…..imagine my great delight when I started watching and Robert Horton…(such a cutie pie)….face came on and took me back almost 50 years to a time and place that was full of magic and delight….I loved watching Wagon Train…and I have to admit that Ward Bond was my Favorite Wagon Master in that show, along with  Robert Horton who to a young thing of 8 years of age, colored her perception of what is good looking in men…..thank you for your face! Body! And of course, your Acting.  And still………Wagon's Ho!  =)

I could have sworn that I had a plastic doll of you and your horse as a kid. But after looking on your collectables page, I guess not. Well, maybe in my imagination I did, the best possible place to have anything.


Joanne Dickson


Dear Robert,

The news that your health continues to be good is excellent.  While you were missed at the Williamsburg Festival, the need for medical tests was a priority and was understood by all. 

Although your not being there was a disappointment I did go to the Festival and enjoyed every aspect of it.  Mainly I went to spend time with Virginia from Austin who, as a result of my having logged on to several years ago has become a dear and valued friend, along with several others whom I have met through the website and finally got to meet personally at the Festival of the West last year.

While you say that "old Flint" will, thankfully,  be around for a long time, I would like to remind your fans that your career involved many other fine performances over the years.  I would strongly urge everyone to try to view samples of your work such as that of the drifter cowboy in the beautifully crafted and elegantly performed "The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones" and your sensitive portrayal in "The Last Rodeo".  The Alfred Hitchcock plays, particularly "Crack of Doom" and "Bottle of Wine" exemplify the talent and dedication you have shown to your craft.  From Shakespeare as a delightful Benedict in "Much Ado About Nothing"  to dramas and Westerns and the musical theater as well as your recordings, you have given us the opportunity to observe what good acting can produce as compared to the dross that is being presented nowadays.

Having watched you grow in experience and perfecting your talents over more than 50 years, I can truly say you have exemplified the best that the film, theater and television had to offer in its Golden Days and on until your retirement.  Your personal conduct, values, and your devotion to your fans should serve as a template for the young actors coming up to day.  They just don't make them like that anymore!

My very best wishes and prayers for your continued good health and happiness to you and Marilynn. 


North Yorkshire

__________________________________________ Dear Robert,

My thoughts are with you and your darling wife, as your on going health problems that are being dealt with!

Permit me to convey along with legions of your fans home and abroad our prayers and sincerest Best Wishes for a complete recovery.

 "God Bless ALL" that have your best interests at heart Robert, and for yourself you know the power of prayer is with you

and Marilyn to remain strong!"

                                                  With my personal Get Well wishes

                                                  Yours, Janet Elizabeth                                         From:   Cleveland---United Kingdom

Dear Mr. Horton:

Had the good fortune tonight to view an episode of the "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" show from 1957, titled, "A bottle of wine." wherein you starred with the late Herbert Marshall.

How fitting that such a prototype, paradigm American man as yourself should be cast against the redoubtable Mr. Marshall, an actor I've always been fascinated with for his old world stature and personal story.

It almost seems now, forty nine years after the filming of that episode about youth and age that it is a parable for the time that has itself passed during our lives... and how apropos that Robert Horton was young when the century was old and now is older as the century is young.

I liked the cut of your cloth Mr. Horton. 

In all your success to be sure; but in this one "play' as Mr. Hitchcock described it, you were the quintessential American man... not worldly as the character of the "Judge" but human and handsome and real as the character of the "Architect," you portrayed.  A character not perfect but human and likable and real.  Someone we all knew through you.

I'm fifty one yrs old myself, so the passage of my childhood took place in the sixties.  To be reminded of your career tonight and all the images of those years and your 'role' in them was sensational for me.

You really were/are, the all American man.

My best wishes to you Sir.

Anthony Wayne

Los Angeles, Ca


Dear Mr. Horton,


I have just been viewing your fascinating web site. I must admit to being a fan of Wagon Train when it was shown here on British television in the late 1950's. Westerns were all the rage on our TV back then and I have fond memories of many happy hours of watching them.


The reason for this communication is to hopefully jog your memory back to 1958. Did you appear/perform at the 1958 Texas Prison Rodeo as a guest. I sincerely hope you were not an inmate at the time as there is nothing of this in your biography!

I searched the web for details of the Rodeos in Texas Prisons and found some interesting facts, unfortunately the only guest star mentioned was Dolly Parton...I wonder why!!


I have been retired for a number of years now after serving locally with the Fire Department as an operational firefighter.

When I left the service I began collecting automatic wristwatches. I have one, purchased over the Internet a few years ago from a company in America. Its a Mido automatic, with a black face, engraved on the case back with:


In Appreciation


Robert Horton


Texas Prison



Do you recall being presented with this watch and, did you lose, misplace it or have it stolen?

I would be grateful for your thoughts on the matter and look forward to hearing from you if you have time to reply.

Yours sincerely,

Charles (Charlie) Collier



(Editors note: NO Robert was NOT or ever HAD BEEN a prisoner in Texas or anywhere else! I will ask him if he remembers having performed there and let you all know! ________________________________________

I was a huge fan of two of the shows Mr. Horton did.
One was a "Man called Shenandoah" and have searched for
years for his version of the theme song. Could you
please tell me where I can get a copy of this song?
I wish him and his wife the best of health and much
happiness in their lives. Thank you for the memories.
(Editors note: The song is on the "Shenandoah" page, but it is also available on the CD, "A Man Called Shenandoah" on the "Autographs" page, which I will put up again this weekend, now that I know Robert's health will allow him to continue to sign the covers and photo's)


Robert Horton,

Just thought it was time to tell you that I've been a fan of yours since "Wagon Train", and I would have loved to see/hear you in "1776", but never did. There are other handsome men that caught my attention on television shows and movies, but you were one of those that has truly stayed in my memory for all those years -- your acting skill made your character more than just the "good-looking hunk", and you deserve to feel pride that so many folks remember your character so fondly.

Of course, I'd be lying if I didn't admit to enjoying the way you looked in that buckskin outfit...

Best wishes to you and your wife,

Carolyn Swartz

Mesa, Arizona



Thank you so much for attending the festival in Arizona. It was a tremendous thrill to be able to talk with you and get your signed photo. All the people there brought back some great memories of life for me as we sat around watching all the westerns of the time.  You are a gentleman and very warm and friendly!!!!!

Thank you

Tom Donahue

Chandler, AZ


Dear Marilyn,

Wishing you a very happy birthday and many more to come. May all your wishes come true.

It takes a very special woman to make a wonderful marriage as you have done. Our wish for you is to have many, many more happy birthdays to celebrate.

On your birthday do something special just for you, it's your day, enjoy it to the fullest!

Our admiration always from your fans in Brooklyn,

Judi, Abe & Max


Dear Robert,                                                                                                      

    So sorry to hear of your illness that is preventing you from going to Williamsburg.  I pray for your complete recovery and may it be very soon!

    During the past few months of planning my trip to Williamsburg, I have made wonderful friends in Alicia, Toby & Virginia. The trip was the one thing that kept me going through my mom's recent illness ( she's 90! ). Thankfully she is doing much better now. Mom, my husband and my 14 year old son encouraged me so very much to go and make my childhood dream come true. As you said "Life is full of many surprises."

    We are all praying for your health here in Brooklyn, New York. You were such an important part of my childhood, as I had a tough life and Wagon Train and listening to you sing ( you have a wonderful voice)! I want to thank you for being the one thing that I had to look forward to. Your talents as an actor & singer  have made many people happy, especially this one gal from Brooklyn.   

   Hoping you and Marilyn have many more happy and healthy years together.

    Please keep your loyal fans updated on your health. We truly care about your well being. We will continue to pray for your health and happiness!


Judi, Abe & Max Bruce & my mom Anne Miller ( who had to listen to me singing your praises for so many years! ).


Hi Robert!
It was nice to hear your voice on the website!
I was sorry to hear that you are experiencing a glitch in your health.
Hopefully, it is only a minor, temporary glitch.
Be well!
                Lisa Belson
                Reseda, California


Dear Alicia,

If you talk to Robert, PLEASE tell him I'm thinking about him and wishing him all the best and hope and pray he'll be fine.  I can't really find the words to express how I feel.

Thank you Alicia. Hope you're ok.

Your friend,



Dear Mr. Horton,

As a child of five I started watching Wagon Train, and was mesmerized by the wagons, the way of life and of course the Indians.

In later years as I studied history of the west, I had a better grasp of the subject from episodes of Wagon Train.

At one tie on Wagon Train you proposed to a young lady who was traveling west, and because I was only 6 or 7 my heart broke.  So I turned my attention to older men, those in the fourth grade who offered boutiques of dandelions or pet frogs to declare their love.

 Thank you Mr. Horton, for delighting a small child and broadening my horizons.


Katie Ferguson


To Dear Marilynn

Wishing you a very happy birthday for 5 March and that your birthday dreams come true.  May you have many more and have a truly wonderful day with Robert.

All very best wishes and may God Bless.

Lots of love,

Jacky & Rod



Please accept my sincere best wishes, Mr. Horton, for good health, peace
and happiness for you and for Mrs. Horton in the coming years.  Thank
you, Robert, for  bringing to life the character of Flint McCullough who
made such an impression on me as a child when I watched Wagon Train with
my family.  They don't make 'em like they used to, do they! I recently
got a DVD of several episodes, including "The Doctor Denker Story" starring
Theodore Bikel and featuring Flint McCullough as the main wagon train
character.  Well-written, excellent acting, inspiring story that focused
on the fact that people can change their negatives into positives. That
episode is an example of TV at its finest.  Thank you, Robert, for being
a part of Wagon Train.  Here's wishing you the best, my friend.  Cheers!


Hi Alicia

I was saddened to hear that Robert won't be able to make it to the Williamsburg Film Festival in March.  I was so looking forward to seeing him again.  My brother Woody plays with the Virginia Rounders, one of the group entertainers for the event and I am a free-lance photographer, shooting events as a hobby.  I have always enjoyed the fellowship and fine entertainment at past events.

I hope his life's torch continues to burn brightly.

Happy Trails

Clyde Nordan - Virginia, USA


 aka >   ( check my aol profile here, too )

We've had some other great "Wagon Train" stars in the past >

Ps.  I like your website and tribute to "Flint."



Dear Mr. Horton,

I've spoken with Mr. Dennis Brown of St. Louis this morning and was told of your web-site. My name is KEN PAGE. I'm hosting the Kevin Kline Awards in St. Louis in march. I'm so sorry you won't be able to atttend. I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you. OKLAHOMA at what we now call "THE MUNY " was the first live stage show that attended. It and you made a great impression on me. I later worked in the chorus at The Muny and went on to a career in the theatre in New York. I still speak of and remember you coming on that big stage on a horse singing "Oh What A Beautiful Morning". ( you were on a horse...unless my memory is playing tricks on me ) Thank you for the inspiration,it has served me well these many years. Hope life is full and happy for you and yours.

All the Best and Thanks



Dear Marilynn,

Mel and I wish you a very Happy Birthday and hope that you continue to have peace and happiness and health in your life.


Toby and Mel


When I was a teenager, (many years ago) you were my favourite actor. I never used to miss Wagon Train, if my parents used to speak to me while I was watching it or even if they moved I used to get really angry. Just for a glimpse of you was enough. ( my poor parents)

I sincerely hope you and your wife are well, and I thank you for the entertainment you gave me all those years ago.

       Shirley Howlett  xx


Robert Horton can be seen in the movie "A Walk in The Sun". He has a brief
speaking role as a platoon runner delivering a message to Richard Conte.
This movie is a classic movie made in about 1945.
Russell Ukita


Greetings Robert Horton! When I was a child I saw numerous episodes of Wagon Train and my friends and I always fought over who would play the scout because of your portrayal in that show. We all thought you were the coolest guy on a horse. We would try to get toy guns that resembled yours. I saw you in other roles including a movie in which you were a captive of the Soviets and you were always an outstanding actor. I wish you all the best and I hope you continue to live a long and full life.

Christopher J. Traub   


I woke up this snowy February morning thinking about "Wagon Train."  I
don't know why, but Westerns are on my mind.  As a girl I watched
"Wagon Train" with my dad and I was first horse crazy and then Robert
Horton crazy.  I was delighted to find this website and have spent this
cold Saturday afternoon looking at Robert's pictures and thinking about
riding our ponies in West Virginia while pretending we were part of
that western journey.  My Dad was from Wheeling, WV and there is a
"McCullough's Leap" marker along side one of the step ridge roads on
Wheeling Hill. (That McCullough, Major Samuel McCullough, supposedly
rode his horse over the cliff to escape Wyandot Indians and he with his
horse survived.)  Dad always said when we pasted it, "See, he really
did exist!"  He wasn't our "Flint" but we pretended he was.  I'll be
thinking of "Flint" and those happy times when I mount my horse
tomorrow though I hope I won't be riding off any cliffs in the future!
Thanks for the memories.
Cynthia Archer


I was pleased to see your still around and happily married. Great viewing.you were my hero and so handsome. I watched Wagon Train when i was a young girl in early fifties. Lost touch with your career when I married and brought up 3 wonderful sons and lovely husband to look out for. Thanks for the memories. take care and your family.


Good afternoon

 If I ask myself why have I searched the web for you I don’t think I can really answer that.  I cannot remember the last time I saw you on the TV but I know I was very young.  I loved Wagon Train so much with you and Mr Bond.  The two of you have been apart of my psyche for so long.  Why look you up today, well you just popped into my mind and for some reason I had to write.

I am hoping this finds you well and I guess I would just like to say thank you for being a wonderful part of my childhood.  I saw you through a Childs eye then but seeing your photographs and remembering, you were a very hansom man.  I must compliment myself on such good taste. (just kidding).

Well Mr. Horton stay well and thank you

 Kind regards

Elizabeth Bax

Brisbane, Australia


Dear Mr. Horton - I really loved Wagon Train as a boy.  My question
is - I seem to remember an episode about a saber tooth tiger on Wagon
Train.  Was there one?
Thank you for all your fine work on TV.  Regards, Mack Grady

Editor's Note: The answer to Mack's question, is yes, there was such an episode it was from Season 2 and was titled "The Steve Campden Story."


Many years ago, (at least 40 ) I met you in St. Marks Square in Venice when you were kind enough to sign a photo of 'Flint' which I still have. Glad to hear you are well and wish you all the best. Enjoy the party!!
John,  Sheffield, England


My Husband and I are great fans of you. We were both raised watching you on television with our fathers, and look forward to seeing you in March at the Festival of the West. And are looking forward to chatting with you again this year.

                                            Jackie & Rick Prewitt





                                                             TOM AND FIONA  {HOLMES}


Good afternoon Robert,

Can’t say what made you name pop into my head this very day but it did and here I am sending you a message.   I have often thought of you over the years after watching Wagon Train when I was a little girl. When people ask if I could watch a show from the past again I always say Wagon Train.  I just loved you and of course Mr Ward Bond.

Probable silly emailing but felt the urge to do so hope you are well and still enjoying life.

Kind regards



Dear Mr. Horton,

When I was a bairn I loved watching Wagon Train and my favorite person
was Flint McCullough.  Betty


Dear Alicia

I do hope it is true that Robert Horton reads his emails.

I am from Bradford W Yorkshire England and when I was about 14 or 15 Wagon Train was very popular.  All the family sat down and we all loved it. We never missed an episode.

Most of all it would not have been the same without  Robert as FLINT MCCULOUGH

I was besotted he was so gorgeous. I am looking for Wagon Train episodes just to watch Flint.

Hope Robert that you are well and from what I have seen you are still gorgeous.

Good luck and happiness for the future



Dear Robert Horton,

So glad you are keeping well!

My friend and I were talking today about Wagon Train and your name was mentioned, my friend Violet said she was in love with you, and we wondered what you were up to now.

I said I would look on the internet and here you are!

What joy you bought us in our younger days of television, the memories flood back.

And going by the photo's on your web site, you have aged well and look great.

I hope life continues to be good to you and your family, and remember that many people in England thought , and still think you are a lovely person. Take care.


                                                      Very best wishes from Linda ( and of course Violet! )


Dear Mr Horton,
Your greeting and reflection on the website is quite well received.
Thank you, and may God bless you and your family,
Michael Chesny


Just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoy the
GREEN SLIME movie. It's got everything! And you play a
great hero! My 9-year-old son and I watch it together
and have a great time. Thanks for all of your great
- Joe Sherlock


Hello Mr. Horton,

You were my 'first love' I was allowed to stay up and watch Wagon Train on a Monday evening, and a friend of my Mums, from the corner shop across the road used to come over and drool over you as well! 'Flint McCullough' was the best! What a long time ago that was, and a nicer world thinks this Grandmother! What has always endeared you to me was the fact that we shared the same surname, (my maiden name) Horton. I still treasure the record I have  of your appearance on 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium.'

You are a Star of class and dignity, nothing vulgar or distasteful ever appeared in papers or magazines about you, unlike today's 'celebrities' you are so worthy of applause. As I grew and trends changed Wagon Train left our screens, and new 'heartthrobs' appeared, 'The king' for one, a skirmish with Richard Gere (ah the world of dreams!) But you were the first, and this old Nanna of five grandchildren ( who now have my heart) Applauds you Mr. Robert Horton, for the unspoiled man I imagine you to be, all luck and good wishes to you and your family, and from this English seaside village the memory of Flint McCullough is still warm in this fans heart. God Bless you. Regards & love Vivian Worne nee Horton x


Mr. Horton,

When you left Wagon Train the show was not the same.

My family used to watch the show because of you

and when you left it, it was not as good.

My family always wondered to you these pass years.

You are one of the best actors on film and tv.

You should be acting again and have your own tv show today.

Thank You,



You were the best person on television during my young days and I still think about you now, after all these years. After a long career in the health service, getting married and raising a family, you were the one I remembered as one of the best actors on TV and I sill remember you with great affection. Where have all the years gone?

kindest regards and lots of love hope you are keeping well. Sue Ponting




Mr. Horton,

Thank you for many, many memories that make me smile. 

Story tellers have always had a special place in all cultures and a story teller who can embellish his tale with fine acting is a gift. 

Thank you for your gift to all of us.

Best regards,  Michele Robinson

Mica, Washington


Hello Alicia,

My name is Chris Goodman and I live on the Isle of Wight (just off the south coast of England). Would you please pass on my thanks to Robert Horton for the many hours of enjoyment I have had from watching him over the years. I am now 62 year old and quite fit, thankfully, but I do have some great memories of film watching over my life time. I came across this site in a "curiosity" search and it threw me nostalgically back some years. I enjoyed so many episodes of "Wagon Train" as a youngster and remember being riveted to see Flint McCullough in action. I would race home to catch the latest episode. To now find this site and to be able to extend my appreciation to him would be great. Please would you wish him well from me. I hope that life is good for him and health also

With Kind Regards


 Chris Goodman


Mr. Horton,  I would like for you to know  how very much I enjoyed you and the rest of the wagon train gang on the TV series Wagon Train.  Being a child of the 40's and 50'  I today wish we could once again have good TV programming  like we grew up with.  Best of luck to you and your family.  Olen Price, Jr. 


Mister Horton...  you were always my role model, my hero...  with me living and growing up on a poor farm in the deep south during the late '50s and early '60s, always working hard just to help keep the family fed, my early childhood didn't always have a lot of happy times.  That is until my dad finally managed enough spare money to buy us an old, second-hand Admiral TV (it actually had a round screen) and I was introduced to the wonderful western saga, Wagon Train...and thus to you, Mister Horton, as Flint, the Wagon Train scout.

Man, what a fine show...and what a great performance you turned in!  Superb!  And I know it might sound silly, but i wanted to grow up and be just like Flint, brave and smart and strong and quick and obviously well educated.  I wanted to be just like you.

Well, I most likely missed the biggest part of all of that as I became a man...ha, ha...but maybe some of it did indeed turn out that way.  Maybe a little bit of Flint...a little bit of you, rubbed off on me somehow.  I think that if my Dad was still alive today, he might be a little bit proud of me and how I have turned out.  And I would like to thank you for that, for being my hero, for being my role model.  For being Flint and for being yourself, Mister Rober Horton.  I'd like to thank you for helping me be the person that I am today.

You were great, and no doubt still are.  Thanks again.  Best wishes to you and yours forever.  And I am always your loyal fan.

I salute you.

Lynnon Bullman, Beechbluff, Tennessee.


Dear Mr. Horton,

Reminiscing about our childhood this evening, my brother reminded me of my teenage obsession with Wagon Train (well, to be honest, with Flint McCullough!) It was our Dad's favourite cowboy series, too. As a result, we ended up  listening (I have to admit for the first time for over 40 years!) to my scratchy 45rpm vinyl recording of your performance at the London Palladium in 1959.  You sang - beautifully - Shenandoah, Maria, Oh what a Beautiful Morning, and They Say it's Wonderful.  I'm so glad I didn't throw it away!

I remember being so thrilled when my most favourite cowboy ever actually appeared at the London Palladium, and was glued to the TV,  just over the moon because you had a really good voice!  Ah, those impossible teenage long-distance crushes were such delicious agony!

We wondered if you had continued singing and so I was delighted to find your very informative web site, and especially to see that you have so many loyal fans. We wish you and your wife all the very best for a happy and peaceful 2007.

Kind regards,

Barbara Moseley and Peter Bell

PS I hope you still sing!





  ...On Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  Enjoyed you in season one, and now that

    season two has been recently released, I'm seeing you pop up every other

    episode, or so it seems.  You are simply terrific as the young gambler who

    nearly loses everything to Robert Middleton (especially after your young wife,

    Gail Kobe, admits she's blown a,000 savings account!).  Mary Scott is

    pretty annoying as your writer wife, always snooping on the neigbors in "Mr.

    Blanchard's Secret."  But, without question, your best show on this classic

    series (so far) is as the young man who steals Herbert Marshall's wife, thinking

    he's drunk a poisoned glass of wine!!  Terrific work.

    As a kid (I'm 44), I do remember an episode you did later in the series where you

    drown Fay Spain!  That's all I remember from that.

    Please remember so many of us of various ages are rediscovering what a fine

    actor you were and are.

    Gary Bennett


Dear  Robert,

My  favorite program  was  "Wagon Train"  in  the  50s, when you  played Flint  McCullough.

We  all had a  crush  on  you  and  had  photos  all over  our  bedrooms.

It does not seem all those years ago, but  time passes quickly and I am now a grandparent.

Best wishes from Yorkshire, England,  Elaine  Mason


Dearest Mr. Horton:

When I told a friend that I loved the Westerns of the 50s and 60s, he seemed to think it was unusual that girls watched these shows. Then I sent him a photo of you. He immediately got the message. ;-)

I was and am so in love with you. You are the handsomest of all the TV cowboys - and that’s saying something, since competition for the title is fierce. You also have the most beautiful speaking voice. I didn’t have children but at one time in my youth I imagined I’d name my two strapping sons Flint and McCullough!

Thanks for being my not-so-secret love.

Wishing you and your family the very best always,

Meg Brookman


Mr. Horton,
First crush on you in Wagon Train and later in a Man Called Shenandoah. 
You are the epitome of the western man and will always be so to my
sister and myself. Went to see you in Man from La Mancha in Sacramento's
Music Circus ( when it was still an oversized tent)
Lavenia Sylvia


Dear Mr. Horton,

 I had the pleasure of seeing you last  night  in a 1956 production of Alfred Hickcocks TV program.  You placed a composer, wrongfully accused of murdering his partners husband.   You were very handsome and it brought back memories of my father and me watching you on Wagon Train.   It wasn’t that I loved westerns as much as I loved seeing   you and another cowboy that I had a crush ……I believe his  name is Robert Fuller.  Is that correct?

 Thank you for the memories.

 Best wishes for love and peace



 Dear Mr. Horton and Family,

Wishing you health and happiness in 2007 you gave me many year's of happiness when I was a child and I  Wish I had been lucky enough to meet you. Regard's Dawn Stephens, England



My name is Marion Stanford and I live in Hamilton, Texas.  I currently reside in my Grandparents farm house, inherited several years ago...not much has changed!  I remember in the 1960's when Westerns were in their "hayday" watching Wagon Train and Shenandoah.  You were one of my favorites!  What young girl didn't have a crush on Flint McCollough on that flashy hip blanket App.

My Mom and I saw you perform at a dinner theater in Dallas and I remember you had a darling little poodle with you when you came out on stage to speak for a few minutes to the audience.  I remember this because I have always loved dogs...which leads me to ask you a favor!

I am a director with Huts for Mutts Dog Rescue (located on my property).  Our community has made great strides (I mean fantastic!) in curtailing the high euthanasia rate at the local pound.  We host low cost spay/neuter clinics, we hold adoption events, we have a weekly newspaper column and in discussion about formulating a radio show (local!).

This is an old time farm and ranch community.  I bet a good many of the folks will recognize your name right off and be impressed that you took the time to (this is the favor) write to our local paper and encourage folks to spay/neuter their pets!  I keep telling the community we do not live in vaccum and that their conduct has far reaching effects.  Everyone knows everyone else in Hamilton so all you would have to do is address your comments to The Hamilton Herald News, Hamilton, Texas 76531.

You can learn a little about Huts for Mutts on our web page   


Marion Stanford  


I wish you all a most prosperous, healthy, happy year of 2007!



I'm English, mid fifties, remembering  Robert Horton as he appeared in Shenandoah and it was one of my favorite programs. Having a wall full of pictures, you were up there, with the likes of David McCullum and Tommy Steele.        All the best for 2007!    Christine  x


Thank you very much for the opportunity to let you know how much I have enjoyed your work.  I began my internet search today hoping to locate a new copy of your record album.  (I haven’t given up my quest.)  I don’t have anything meaningful to say, except, thank you for all your acting and singing.  I’ve spent many an hour enjoying your performances.  Sincerely,  Pamela Batzek 


Hello Robert,

I am in my early sixties now, and some old friends of mine came to me for lunch and we were chatting about our first crushes, and you were mine, I was about 13yrs old, I only had a magazine picture of you but I treasured it, I would plead with my poor mum to take me to America to see you.

Bless her heart we didn't have two pennies to rub together, but she didn't burst my bubble and would say perhaps next year when things get better  "AH those  were the days", but I thought you were the best thing since sliced bread.

So I thought I would look on google put your name in, and found your site

I had to write to you My first love, after all these years, I have been married 45yrs next March and have two children and three grandchildren.

We live on the Isle of Wight its just off of Southern England its a very popular place for holidays, oldy worldy, and quaint, so if you ever come over this way there will always be a welcome for you here on the island.

With Very Best Regards

Pat Bird 


Dear Mr Horton,

I was just thinking about Wagon Train the other day and brought back many happy memories. I remember that in the UK tv in the early 60s there were a good half dozen western series on every week but Wagon Train was always my favourate and that Flint McCullough was my hero and in fact when I was about 8 years old I remember saying to my Mother that she should have married you instead of my dad!

In the UK there doesn't seem to be able to get Wagon Train on DVD as they have in other countries, I remember well watching you on the Royal Command Performance.

It's great that there is this website to keep us fans up to date on what's going on with you.

Thanks again for the memories.

Kindest Regards,

Gordon McConnell

Renfrew, Scotland, UK


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

(I'm going  to ring in the new year by watching some videos featuring the handsomest man I have

ever, ever seen!  That's going to be a great start for 2007!)

Happy Holidays from you Santa Maria, CA fan!

Cindy Little


Dear Robert & Marilyn,

Wishing you both a very joyous & festive Holiday Season and a happy, healthy,&safe !!!! Most of all a very happy anniversary filled with love & continued happiness for many more years to come!,

Judi, Abe & Max Bruce



Dear Marilynn and Robert,
We know that a marriage of many years takes commitment, patience,
understanding and a sense of humour.  We also know that its rewards are
love and contentment.
May you continue to have an abundance of both. Happy 46th Anniversary!
Toby and Mel


Just to let you know. Your old airplane (N59RH) is still flying and giving lots of enjoyment.

I saw you in the movie "Men of the Fighting Lady" and wondered if you were allowed to do any of that flying.

Steve Harbeson


To dear Robert and Marilynn

We hope you have a wonderful and enjoyable, peaceful Christmas and New Year.

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy 46th Wedding Anniversary on 31 December, and may the coming year bring you even more happiness and love for each other.  May you both be blessed with good health throughout every day you are together.

Take care and our love to you both.

Jacky & Rod



Greetings and A  VERY  MERRY Xmas to yourself and your loved ones and may it be followed by a prosperous and peaceful New Year!

Seasons greetings are sent from overseas from a now chilly north east coast of the United Kingdom, where everyone seems to be running round like headless chickens in getting preparations for  Christmas Eve and Xmas day sorted out!

Well for myself I do not care if by accident, I stuff the turkey with tinsel or "Santa" gets tipsy after eating too many mince pies and having one too many seasonal drinks and ends up being ill in a bathroom, as all these things are really a warm up for the arrival of the coming New Year!

Now it only leaves me pondering (being tea-total), can I handle all this "joy? But as always things turn out fine when family and friends turn up and the cats get lost underneath the discarded Christmas wrappers (by their own choice I hasten to add!)

Just by accident I flicked through the t.v. channels late last night and there YOU were playing the part of Jack Rankin, hmmmm guess who I am blaming for my heavy eye-lids through today! You always looked good in your cowboy outfits, but Robert you were made for wearing uniforms! So get some placed on your web site please?

I must keep this fairly short as I am famous for sending extremely amusing but long e-mails, so shall not take anymore of your time and shall finish off by saying.................

"God Bless yourself  and all your loved ones, and along with your dedicated fans may everyone have a very Merry Christmas!"

                                                 Beste Hilsen       Janet   



Dear Mr. Horton, It is good to be able to communicate with you. After ward bond died & you left Wagon Train it was never the same. I understand you left to devote time to the stage. I'm sure your work on the stage was excellent. I hope you & your wife are in good health & please let the fans know how you are doing from time to time. Take care, Harry Felker


For Mr. Robert Horton
Dear sir, as a lifelong fan of horror and sci-fi cinema I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy The Green Slime(1968)- it is blasted in many reviews as a poor film but I have always enjoyed watching it. It has a great charm because of you, Richard Jaeckel, and Luciana Paluzzi. I am glad to have discovered your website on the internet as well. I currently own a DVD-R of The Green Slime and also the Region 2 DVD in Japanese language and letterboxed. Congratulations to you on a marvelous on screen career. "The Green Slime" has it's own thread at my small, but growing discussion site (for horror/sci-fi/giant monsters):
. It's called Monsterland Forums. We would we thrilled to have you drop us a line sometimes, either in our "chatbox" at the bottom of the page, or by your registration at the site. Take care Mr. Horton and wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Dear Robert & Marilynn Horton,

Seasons Greetings!!  

 I wish for you a blessed Christmas, a happy Anniversary, and a most wonderful New Year.


 Barbara Hollinger


Dear Alicia\Mr. Horton, I also do not use my computer even though I have a computer. I beg to differ with you and Mr. Horton but I thought for that year and the movie and special effects they had to work with, movie ("The Green Slime") was very well made. Like I told you in my first letter I collect science fiction and horror movies from the fifties and sixties. and  I classify "The Green Slime" as a very well made movie for that particular time. Of course Mr. Horton was the main character and did indeed hold the script together with his appearance. So with his strong character and the special effects for that time and from Japan, I find it was a very well made movie. So may I please request Mr. Horton's opinion on his work and the environment on the set or anything he may like to let me know about his experience when  he was in Japan filming "The Green Slime.  Alicia, how may I join Mr. Horton's fan club? I would like to know Alicia, how do you start up your own fan club? I can think of many actors and actresses from the fifties and sixties that you never here about anymore that I would love to  start up a fan club for, that's if they are approving  the recommendation.  Sometime Alicia I will tell you about my experience when I was a fan in Mr. William Shatner's fan club. I was invited to Hollywood for a party the press was having for him. It was a very bad experience; an event I wish to forget, unfortunately it was so terrible I don't think I will ever forget it. Please ask Mr. Horton up close and personal about his experience on the set. I would like to   know everything he would like to tell me.  God bless and hope to hear from you.  Bonnie Bonita Maxwell     


Hi.  I remember having one major crush on Robert Horton when I was a young girl.  Then I got to see him in “110 in the Shade” and I thought I had died and gone to heaven.  It’s wonderful to see that he is happy, successful and married to the same woman for over 45 years.  I remember when I found out he had just gotten married and thinking, “What a lucky woman she is”.   And evidently I was right.  Please tell Mr. Horton that I look back on him as one of the 2 major crushes in my life in the entertainment world.  And that is no minor thing for me.  My aunt was personal assistant to the vice president of Universal Studios at 2 Park Avenue (a Mr. Bergman) and I visited my Aunt Mae several times in her office.  I got to meet many actors at the time, including Joan Crawford, Jane Wyman, Clint Walker and a few others.  It got so I was kind of blasé’ about them.  But I looked forward to Wagon Train and Flint McCullough’s next crisis each week.

 Well, that’s all.  My very best thoughts for the future for the Horton’s.   Fondly,

 Annette Neglia




I just discovered Mr. Horton as I was watching Alfred Hitchcock presents. I see that he did several cameos for the late great Mr. Hitchcock. Did he enjoy working for him? I hope that he is doing well and I wanted to let him know that I enjoyed his performances.

I am 34, so I need to catch up on his prolific career. Just wanted him to know that he is being rediscovered by many young fans. Plus, wow what a face!


Bobbie Mathis


Hi Robert,

My mother and I were having a moment of nostalgia last weekend, and were recalling television programmes we used to watch when I was a child.  

We, of course, immediately thought of Wagon Train and you as the fantastic Flint.    

How we loved you!   I had a huge childhood crush on you, and joined your fan club.   And I have to say you are still looking as gorgeous as ever!!!

It is wonderful to know that you have had such a great career, have had a long and happy marriage, and that you are keeping well.

Our very best wishes to you and your family for Christmas and 2007.

Best regards,

Linda Paige


I love your Hitchcock episodes! I have the first two seasons of AH Presents on DVD, & it’s such a treasure to know that there are so many shows that I haven’t seen yet. My name is Meredith Troy, & I have been running a child care business for over 18 years. I have the flu now, so this is how I’m spending my time, when I’m not watching more & more episodes, or running to the bathroom to…uh…empty my stomach! I watched ‘A Bottle of Wine’ today, & I just had to tell you that when a ‘new’ episode starts, & I see your name, I know I’m in for a special treat! Please write back if you can, & tell me what it was like making all of those shows. You’re faaaabulous!!!


Hi Robert,
I have been a fan of yours for many years and loved
you in Wagon Train. I have not seen you in awhile and
was wondering if you are still acting. Would it be
possible for you to send me an autographed picture? I
would love to have one. I got to meet one of your
Wagon Train co-stars last year at the Memphis Film
Festival, Denny Miller. It was nice to see someone I
had enjoyed for so many times on the show. Do you ever
get to any of the Film Festivals.
Jerry L. Branscum


Wishing you all the best from one of your biggest fans who has followed your career closely from before Wagon Train to Shenandoah and then onto films and all the wonderful actors that you appeared with in your long and distinguished career. My favourite character was Flint McCullough opposite Ward bond as Seth Adams and the other scout being Bill Hawkes and Charlie Wooster as the cook.

Lots of love and good health to you and your family.


P.S Hey guys I just wanted to add a little more to my dads message, I sent it for him as he isn't able to do it himself and  just wanted to tell you he was real excited to actually think his hero could be reading something he sent, we live in a place called Gateshead and it's in the North East of England and I'll bet you have got fans from all over the world, it would be real cool if you could find time to reply to our msg and I know it would make my dads day.

Thanks for your time and take care x


Hello, my name is Irene. I was born in 1956 and at age 8 or so I would watch wagon train with my dad, The only way my mother could get me to function was to tell me that McCullough was coming it really was the only way i would behave myself I cried endless nights wanting to come to you my mother promised me a horse so that I could ride to see you then she bought me a cowboy outfit so that I would feel closer to you. Well years and years and years passed and one day I rang my mum at age 50 and said mum who was Mukulla (that's what I called you) I remember you brushing my hair and I was playing up and you would tell me to be good because Mukulla was coming, being deeply besotted by you I immediately pulled into line.... I gathered all the details I could, at first I thought you were in "Paint Your Wagon," then "Gunsmoke,"  then found this wonderful web site dedicated to your career and I became curious as to how come this man had taken my 8 year old heart.. well I am very proud of myself for adoring such a handsome man. What a pity I didn't marry someone so wholesome and good. Thank you and my mother thanks you too.............. still your fan.     Irene Dunn from Melbourne, Australia..............


Dear Mr. Horton:   My name is Bonita Bonnie Maxwell. I collect science fiction and horror movies from the fifties and sixties. I am very fond of "The Green Slime;" you did a marvelous job in this movie  I  watch this movie a lot. Can you tell me a little about your experience  filming this movie.  Thank you, Mr. Horton. I'm a fan and enjoy your work.


Dear Mr. Horton,

I was so very glad to find your website.  I have often wondered what happened to my favorite “cowboy”.  I enjoy your website very much and look forward to meeting you the next time you come to Arizona.  I have lived in Arizona most of my life and have grown up with horses, cowboys, and the life we all seem to love.  I must confess, however; that I haven’t been to many of the cowboy events and therefore, did miss you in Tombstone and Scottsdale. L   I really wasn’t aware that you were here, or me and my Quarter Horse, Trinket’s Brandy would have been there.  The last time I remember you being in Phoenix was for the rodeo parade, and I even missed you then as my friends and I were also riding in that same event. So things are just not meant to be.  LOL

 It has been wonderful to be able to go back and see where your career has taken you. I want to wish you and your “Mrs.” all the best the future has to hold.

I am looking forward to meeting both you and Mrs. Horton in the near future.  Congratulations on your wedding anniversary.


 P. S. I have sent you a picture of my horse, Trinket’s Brandy.



Wishing you all the best from one of your biggest fans who has followed your career closely from before Wagon Train to Shenandoah and then onto films and all the wonderful actors that you appeared with in your long and distinguished career. My favourite character was Flint McCullough opposite Ward bond as Seth Adams and the other scout being Bill Hawkes and Charlie Wooster as the cook.

Lots of love and good health to you and your family.



Dear Mr. Horton,

I have always enjoyed your acting. Now that the "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" TV series is becoming available on DVD, I am happy to see your performances in some of these episodes. The ones I've watched most recently are "Crack of Doom" where you played the same character, Mason Bridges, both young and old; and "A Bottle of Wine," where you starred opposite Herbert Marshall and Jarma Lewis.  I've always appreciated your roles in these TV dramas, and it's wonderful seeing you in them again!


Robert Watson

__________________________________________ Mr. Horton: I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your performances in Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 2. I just recently bought the DVD set and I admire your performances in said set. You are a very talented actor and a credit to the DVD collection. Respect- Vincent __________________________________________

Dear Robert

I was thinking about my growing up years the other day and for some reason my mind went back to when I use to watch "Wagon Train" on TV, and immediately your name came to mind as you were one of my first pin-ups.  I tried never to miss an episode and use to wait eagerly for the next week to come round so I could watch the next one.  I must say it was of my favourite cowboy programmes of the time.

My life has changed a great deal since those days, I am now happily married with children and grandchildren of my own, but you never forget the stars that influence you as a child and through your teen years, especially the ones you had a crush on.  Thank you for all the joy you gave to hundreds of people throughout your career and I would like to wish you and your wife all the very best for the future.

This is big thank you from just one of your many fans.

With warmest regards

Marion (from the UK)


I would like to say hi to Robert Horton.  My mother worked with him in the film industry years ago.  She passed away, but she always referred to him respectfully and warmly.  When I was about 15 years old we came into possession of the horse he rode in Wagon Train.  By then the horse was very old, but he became my friend.   I would like to see if he might answer my message and possibly talk.  I wish him well.


                                                Jacque Safley



 I am George from England now 54.

 I watched all of your programs here in the UK as a child usually with my Mum and Dad and we enjoyed them all very much.

 I used to drive my mum mad by singing “Shenandoah” my squeaky voice back then was not as good or as deep as yours.

I just want to say GOOD LUCK to you and that I hope you are well and happy.

I have contacted Clint Walker and was thrilled to receive a reply. I hope to hear back from you too as it will I promise you “make my day”.

All the very best to you.



Mr. Horton.

I noticed that you were on the Tennessee Ernie Ford show. I am a big fan of Mr. Ford. I never had the honor to meet him but I enjoy listening to those who have. Was Mr. ford as much a gentleman as everyone else says he was and what is you best memory of Mr. ford. I wish you all the best and good health.

Fred Smith


Dear Mr. Horton;

I don't know where I got the thought from to type your name into Google but I'm thankful for it and very happy to write this email.

My name is Tom and I live in a small town in New York state. I was born in 1951 which puts me right at the most impressionable age when Wagon Train was in it's prime (and on into reruns).

When I was growing up my parents were almost always arguing, fighting, and our house was often a scary place to be until they split up when I was 12. After, I lived alone in our house all week, and sometimes weekends, while my father traveled. You were my favorite actor and I identified with you in many ways. It was a struggle sometimes to emulate you (from the cowboy world) into my daily life in the 1950's and early 60's. For a while there you were my main role model when no other was available. I don't mean to sound too sad but the important message to take away is that there were some very deep down good and moral lessons to take away from those shows (much credit goes to the writers I suppose) and I just wanted to tell you that you did something good without knowing it. I learned then that people have a responsibility to try to do the "right" thing (As Flint would have done) even when it was hard, as I still do today. I hear some talk of the perfect world that TV in the 50's displayed and that it was unhealthy when children, and I suppose adults to some extent, were disillusioned when the reality of their lives didn't measure up. What I don't think I've ever heard were people talking about the positive aspects of good role models. I'm not sure that I would have learned some of that were it not for shows such as yours. I wish there were more of that these days and I think sometimes think that it is too bad that we've become so "sophisticated".

My favorite episode was when (and I'm a bit fuzzy on this) someone (I think a woman) from Flint's past showed up when he was scouting for the wagon train and tries to convince him to return to his old job as one of the best stage coach drivers ever ( Maybe a postal coach). The story of his past builds until you know that he will return. The camera opens on his black boots and then slowly pans upward as Flint, about 20 feet tall, is dressed all in black as he used to be. All I remember of the rest was that he returned to the wagon train in the end. I was happy as he was certainly the best wagon train scout that ever lived. I also remember the knife which was not on his belt as one would imagine but it sort of slipped into a sheath which seemed to be sewn into his dearskin pants. Funny what stays with you after 45 of 50 years (I really can't believe it's that long).

It said on this website that you do actually read emails that people post to you and I truly hope so. If this little message gives you just a bit of pleasure it would make me very happy and it will be a small down-payment on the great deal of happiness and, oddly, guidance while growing up, that you afforded me.

Thank you very much.




I have been a fan of your for what seems to be a very long time.  I have heard your recording of Shenandoah ( I think it's yours) and was wondering if there is a way to get more recordings.

Happy Trails and Ride Tall In The Saddle - HTTYUWMA
Paul Gearhart


Howdy Bob

Bravo!!!  I just visited your website, and I'd consider it an honor if you would add my name to your official list of fans.  Forever Moments do not forever last, they just change.  Forever Moments renew themselves with the passage of time.  I believe that one of your secrets to your youthful outlook on life, is that you have never stopped seeking those Forever Moments.

With affection and friendship,

Diana Levinson


Hi Mr. Horton,

    What an honor for me to be able to say hello to you on this site.  I just watched an Alfred Hitchcock DVD this week and you were in one of the episodes.  It was where your character liked a married woman who was suspected of being battered by her husband.  You went to give him a piece of your mind.  A guy from behind, shot the husband,  knocked you out and left the gun in your hand.  It was a set up.   I was glad for the happy ending that justice was served.  The widow went to jail. 


         When I was in elementary school,  "Wagon Train" was one of my favorite TV shows.  My fifth grade teacher, Mildred Middaugh, was a fan too.  She missed one episode the night before class and asked us for a summary of the plot.  She especially wanted to know about something that happened to Flint during the episode and we told her.  I don't remember the details, but she was shocked to hear that somebody did something bad to him.   I can still see Major Adams starting up the wagon train with his famous opening line, "Wagons Ho!" 


         Hollywood doesn't makes TV shows like that anymore.  There are so many murder plots and foul language.  It is too much like the real world.  There is nothing left to the imagination.  I still enjoy watching the western TV shows of the 1950's and 60's.  The actors of that era portrayed virtues like honesty, courage, love, and helping your fellow man.   Not like today's storylines that depict hate, revenge and beating your neighbor to a pulp before he gets you.  


          I'm not a country music fan, but there is one song by Randy Travis that I like titled, "Heroes and Friends."  Maybe you've heard it.

                "I ain't lived forever, but I've lived enough

                 I've learned to be gentle and I've learned to be tough

                 I've found only two things that last ' til the end

                 One is your heroes, the other's your friends.

                  I grew up with cowboys I watched on TV

                  My friends and I sometimes pretended to be

                  Years have gone by and now and again

                  My heart rides the range with my heroes and friends.

                   Your heroes will help you find good in yourself

                   Your friends won't forsake you for somebody else

                    They'll both stand beside you through thick and through thin

                    That's how it goes with heroes and friends."


  As long as we have DVD's, "Wagon Train" will continue to roll on the dusty trail.  I was eight years old in 1957.  Mr. Horton, thanks for so many years of good clean entertainment and for giving that little girl a standard to live by. 

     I need to mosey on out of here.  It's been nice chatting.  Wagons Ho! 

I will never forget you.  Lot's of love and admiration, 

 Susan K. Irwin

Indianapolis, IN

P.S.  I am proud to be a Gulf War Veteran (Desert Storm) and now, a retired Army Reservist.  I "played a role" in the Persian Gulf War.  "Filmed on location," in Saudi Arabia.  I was there six months during the "shooting." 


Well Robert, it has been many years since I heard your name spoken. I have retired from many trades as described in my blog  "daflikkers.blogspot.com"  Now I can try to do the things my youth admired. one of those things is to work in the New Mexico film industry as a background extra. During the work on set of the TV series "Wildfire", Oct. 23 06, I met a wonderful person in the form of 'Alicia Williams'. Alicia told me of you and my memory flashed back to the late 50's and early 60's. The times were the best in the TV entertainment primetime family hours. I just want to say thank you for doing a great job of instilling those values in my life. My children were an indirect result of your generations work. They grew up with those values passed on. Hopefully Alicia and I will work together on the set of the 'western', starring Russell Crowe, "3:10 To Yuma" which started filming on the 23 rd of Oct 06. If it proves to be even a shadow of what your generation was doing, it will be outstanding. I wish you well Robert, and keep 'working out' as Alicia was proud to tell me. 



Hello Mr. Horton:

I'm curious if you remember my uncle who's name is George Campbell.  For many years he was Victor Borge's road manager and knew quite a few stars.  He spoke of you often as I was quite a fan of the Wagon Train series when I was growing up.

I was just doing some web surfing and found this page.  I thought it would be interesting to try to contact you!

Best regards,

 Cheryl Klugman


Hello Robert!

How thrilled I am to have come across your website.  It's been so many years since, as a little girl here in the UK, I would attempt to remain as quiet and inconspicuous as possible so that I might just have a chance not to be sent to bed and could stay up and watch Wagon Train.  Now, as a grandmother of three, I'm sitting in front of my computer, here in Wales and remembering why it felt so important to attempt to flout those bed-time rules!  Do take care of yourself, Robert; burn bright - and party on!!

Love from Linda.

Dear Robert,
I thought that you may like to know that Sanctuary Records in England will be releasing your 1960 recordings from the London Palladium.
The proposed release date is January 29th 2007 & will be issued on the Castle Pulse label.
The album concept is " Live At The London Palladium Featuring Johnnie Ray, Rosemary Clooney With Special Guest Star Robert Horton.
I hope you & yours are well & look forward to sending you some copies of the finished product.
Let me have a postal address.
Kind regards

Dear Robert.

I would just like to add my thanks to you for all the happy hours I had as a child watching Wagon Train and Shenandoah. How I wish they would bring them out on DVD. I only have a couple of Wagon Train episodes on video, but how they bring back many memories.






  Hello, I have been a fan of yours so many years.
Want to thank u for the movies.  And also want to know
where to buy Wagon Train Movies?  Your Fan Wanda

Dear Robert,

Thank you so much for the lovely photo.  Among my fondest memories of your many performances, 110 In The Shade stands out as a high point for me.  Each time I saw it I was thrilled by your interpretation of Starbuck and the feeling and emotion you brought to the music. This photograph will remind me of those wonderful days.

For many of your fans "Flint" was probably the defining moment in your career as far as bringing you to their attention.  But for me, it began before that and continued on through so many different roles - from Westerns and romantic parts to Shakespeare and (one of my favorites) Tongue of Silver.  I have always considered you one of the finest actors I have seen and, added to that, your musical talent has filled my heart over the years.  Even today, I can dip back into those performances in my collection of DVD's (thanks to Virginia) and relive the pleasure you have provided for me for so long. 

So as I have said before, thank you for the music and for being the gentleman that you are.  I look forward eagerly to seeing you again in Williamsburg. I wish you and Marilynn good health and happiness.




To Bob & Marilyn,

I am deeply impressed with the wonderful achievements in your career of marriage. I wish you both the best of love, health & Happiness always.

Dear Mr. Horton- Robert- Flint,

When I was a young girl "in love" with you, I said you were the "ideal Man". I loved you then and never forgot you, Over the years I thought of you often and prayed you were well. Reading about your life these past few days I see I was right, hearing your voice again in the message after so many years my heart skipped the same beat as when I was  young now at 53! I have a 14 year old son who naturally thought his mom completely "lost it" when he saw how excited I was in finding this website. Unlike his mom, at 14 I do not think  he has had his first crush yet ( I could be wrong! ). He said that he was watching me read and look at the pictures and saw a different side of his mom, it was like he was seeing me as a young girl that he never knew. He encouraged me to write to you and he also said that he would like to buy me an autographed picture of you as Flint

McCullough of Wagon train.  He wanted to know how to go about it because he wants to do this for me as a chanukah present. He is also asking my mother ( she is 90 and remembers my crush on you well! ) and my husband to try to buy all the Wagon Train Tapes or DVD's he can find. I am truly blessed with such a compassionate son- he is my gift from God as we adopted him at birth when I was 36. He is the joy of my life. Thank you for being such a big part of my childhood. I wish you the best of health and there has been and always will be a place for you in my heart.

Bless you,

Judi Miller Bruce

Brooklyn, New York



My name is Judi and I have tried to follow your career since I was 6 years old. I "fell in love" with you as Flint McCullough on Wagon Wagon train. To me you were the "ideal man". My crush lasted through my teen years, I cried when you left the series. I saw an article in TV Guide saying that you were on Broadway in 110 in the shade. I couldn't ask my parents to take me to a Broadway show ( they did not have that kind of money ), however I saved every bit of my allowance and was able to buy the album where you sang Unforgettable and other wonderful songs.

I am now 53 years old and have a son who just turned 14. I never forgot what a big part of my life you were. I  would come home from school and watch the re-runs faithfully before dong my homework. When my son was 9 he taught me how to use the computer and I always promised myself that one day I will figure out how to find out about you and if you are well. I listened to your message and had tears in my eyes hearing your voice again. I just wanted to let you know that I have never forgotten your impact on my life and in my heart. Yes it was a little girls crush that lasted  many years, you are forever in my heart and I hope you and your wife are well. I just wish I learned how to use the computer sooner!!!

With Fondest Memories,

Judi Miler Bruce

Brooklyn, New York


A message to Robert. Please tell him he still has fans here in England who remember him and still admire him.  We wish those 'good old days' programmes were back, like Wagon Train!

Love and best wishes to him and his family, from Doreen Matthews


Dear Robert,

My name is Carole Heald,  I am 44 years old and I live in New Moston, Manchester, England.


I was a brought up on westerns, and particularly loved Wagon Train with Ward Bond and yourself. I watched them with my mum, dad and one of my brothers and my sister. They were last repeated over here about 20 years ago. it was still good to watch. It is a pity they do not make series like it now.


I hope you and your wife are keeping well, will it be 46 years that you have been married now? CONGRATULATIONS.


I don't know if I will receive a message back off yourself, but many thanks for giving me many happy memories.

take care with best wishes



Dear Mr. Horton:
You've got a web site! How cool is that? You were my favourite on wagon train
when I was 9 years old and my one and only love. I wrote to you in the late
eighty's and you answered my letter in the early ninety's I was so thrilled
that you took the trouble to do that.
I wish you and Mrs. Horton continued good health.
Take care,


Dear Mr. Horton -- Just wanted to add my words to the many. If I watch my tape of The Maggie Hamilton Story one more time, it will probably fall apart. I wanted to be Susan Oliver so badly! You were stunningly sexy then, and you're still gorgeous now.  Thanks for sharing your handsome self and your talents with so many of us. Best wishes, Erica


Congratulations on an  excellent  career as a young boy I was always amazed at the veracity you brought to roles, as an older man I am still amazed at your talent.

Best wishes,

Dr. R. Casey


I have always been a fan of yours and really never knew what happened to you after the show ended. So I decided to put your name and search the web and there you where thank god! You were a real cutey and a good actor. I loved the show and never missed an episode. But wasn't the same when we lost Ward Bond you had such chemistry together. I hope you are well and wish you were still in the business so we could enjoy you now and then.Take care, and I will be scouting for you! Love your biggest fan Arlene XX


Hey Robert,

The other night, I saw you in an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode - Mr. Blanchard's Secret. You carried the show, dude! Good work.

Brian Muma


(formerly of Encino


I listened to your message and my heart went back to the pleasure you gave me and my family when we watched you with out fail on wagon train. As a young girl in my teens my bedroom walls showed you handsome looks to me each time I entered my room , even now I have your photo close to me, as you carry so many good memories  The pleasure you brought me and still do is beyond words, so from the bottom of my heart I say thank you and God bless you.

Your ever loving fan, Barbara [England, UK] xxx


Mr. Horton  Thanks for such great memories. My childhood was a rough one, but being able to escape into books and into the limited number of tv shows that were on at that point in time, I made it.  Watching Wagon Train was a joy. I always liked westerns and you were definitely a favorite of mine.

I am glad you have a enjoyed a good life doing the things you have enjoyed and have a good woman to do things with.. Thank you for blessing millions of people with the good work you have done over the years  so it can be watched over and over again. May God bless you abundantly and give you many more good years here.   Arian Williams, Mesa, AZ





Dear Mr. Horton...

The reason for this quick email is that on one of my Yahoogroups, we were discussing our favorite Western actors.  Because of Glen Ford's untimely passing from this world, we all started talking about movies and Western heroes, and I brought up your name.

When I was a young girl, before I was in my teens, I had a dream, very vivid one about you.  I dreamt that I was on a runaway horse, and that you rescued me.  That was my first ever man and girl dream, and I have had the biggest crush on you ever since. I still can feel the dream to this day, and that has got to be 35 years ago.  I will be a young 50 in October, and still treasure that dream. 

Thank you for being you and bringing yourself into your craft.

Hugs...Martha Clausen

8014 W. Holt Street

Boise, Idaho  83704

  ___________________________________________   I so loved you when I was younger.  I don't see you acting anymore.  I
remember that Appaloosa horse you used to ride.  It started me on
Appaloosa's for life.  Appaloosa's were very rare.  Did you own this horse?
What was his name?
Thanks for the memories.
Marcia Miner

Oh  my gosh, I cannot believe that I am actually thanking Robert Horton for  his acting.  As a young girl, his character was my first major idol crush.  Please know that at age 56 – when I think of those early years, this older hearts beats a little faster.  Also hearing that a young girls idol lives a good life with a woman he loves for so many years is wonderful.  Thank you Mr. Horton.


Huge fan -- wondering why we can’t see Wagon Train in repeats on TV.  Truly, you are really are wonderful actor and one of the great memories of my childhood.







I was watching Daniel Boone this weekend and I started reminiscing about the early television shows when I was a child. I want to let you know how much I loved Wagon Train. I still talk about that show.

Wishing you the best.



    I stumbled on your web sight and was very glad your still around. I
am one of those originals who watched your films and tv  in the late 50s
and early 60s with Ward Bond and some of the greatest film personalities
ever. Im quite a bit  bit older now and many of them are gone, but what
makes nostalgia a pleasant experience is watching those classic films,
the magic of the cinema!  Its like seeing old friends again. Back in
those times how could we have ever understood on what would have been
the most fantastic on what the internet was  going to be. Best of wishes
and success in all you do


Mr. Horton, I have been a fan of yours for many years!!I I wish

you the very best life  has to offer.  Howell Register


Hi Robert

I just purchased a DVD compilation of Western TV shows, Rifle Man, Kit Carson etc and Wagon Train. I've got to say some beautiful memories came flooding back. I especially loved Wagon Train starring you. I guess I found my heroes as a boy in the characters such as the ones you played. Thank you for the wonderful memories and all the best to you and your wife.

Cheers from Geoff in Australia.








My wife - Sandy - and I really enjoyed meeting you at the Festival of the West this March. We have almost worn out the CD you signed and will try to see you again at some other event. Best wishes and good health - Ray and Sandy Edson ___________________________________________  
So fine to find your wed site.
I first fell in love with you in 1957 in Wagon Train....I was 10 yrs old. Every time you kissed a girl I made my daddy kiss me ( on the cheek, of course).
You were the Grand Marshall  in the big Phoenix, Arizona parade in 1960 and my mother brought me to see you. I was wearing a new cowgirl outfit...and when you rode toward us my mother walked out front and took your picture as you rode past on that beautiful big horse and gave a great big smile in our direction ( I knew that smile was for me!!)
I will go buy a bottle of your wine and salute your birthday as July 29th is my birthday also! Two great Leos!!! So nice to write to you...I wrote your fan club in 1960 and they sent me a black & wt photo that I kept for so long.
Good health, Bob, you've made a lot of people happy. Me included.
Atlanta, GA.  8-11-2006

Just to say thanks for the pleasure you have given us over the years.

When I was a little girl of 12 ish I used to watch you in Wagon train and fell (as girls do ) madly in love with this lovely cowboy.

I was quite certain then that I was coming to America to find you, never mind your dear lady Mrs Horton.

Anyway enough of that, thanks again

Frances Davies



Dear Mr. Horton,
   I just received a message from my father's first cousin, Jack
Webster, telling me to check out your website.
   Jack and I began writing to each other over 30 years ago and have
gotten to know each other pretty well over the years.  He is my first
cousin, once removed, but I think of him as a good friend.
   The first thing I noticed on your web page is your birthdate.  Our
first great-grandchild, Lilia June, was born on your birthday.  She arrived a month
early and weighed in at 5 lbs. 3 oz. 
   Now about you.  I remember you very well in the western movies.  My
dad loved the westerns and took my mother and I to the movies every week
when one played at the local theater.
   My husband and I attend a movie about once or twice a year.  They
just don't make them like they used to in the forties and fifties. 
   The actors and actresses aren't like those of your era.  They get
married for three months or so, then get a divorce and go on to the next
conquest.  We can't keep up with their hijinks, so we just give up.
   I just have to say something to someone about Mel Gibson.  I always
respected him and thought he was at least a good actor, if not great.
I'm not Jewish, nor is anyone in our family, but for him to say the
things he was purported to say, just astounds me.  How sad!  It will be
difficult for some people to forgive him. 
   This is all for now.  I just wanted to say hello to you, since I had
the opportunity and Happy Belated Birthday.  God Bless!
                      Ken and Lou Ann Strozyk

___________________________________________ Hi Bob, I just wanted you to know how YOU started my lifelong love of horses.
As a 14yr old here in the UK I remember vividly the first time I saw you in 'Wagon Train' riding that beautiful Appaloosa horse which I have since found out was called 'Stormy Night'. Now, appaloosa horses may well have been common in the USA but believe me! we had never seen a horse of this colour in the UK at that time.
This started my ambition to someday own a horse of my own and to ride 'western'.
Well, some 5 years ago I did finally buy a horse and all the western tack and I am dedicated to trailriding and training western horses at the age of 60.
To this day I still have pics of you and this lovely horse. I would love to know more about him and what eventually happened to him - I'm sure he must be long since departed but would love to hear about his history. I know you kept him after the series because he showed up in 'A man called Shenandoh'.
I wonder if you still ride occasionally - I hope so!
Hope this gets to you and it would REALLY make my day if I heard from you personally.
Kind regards
Jeannie Harris, Manchester UK
PS I wonder if you remember coming to Manchester Apollo Theatre in the '60s on your singing tour - Yes, I was there! and how jealous I was when you brought your wife on stage to join you for a few songs. Sorry Mrs Horton but I was in love then!
A bad day out riding is better than a good day at work

Greetings Mr. Horton I was so pleased to find this web site and be able to pass along our warmest regards to both you and your wife. I have to say, however, my mother, bless her heart, still insists that you and your saddle pards are the reason I have to wear glasses because I wouldn't get out from in front of the TV. She sends her regards as well. My wife sends her love love also. She took one look at the photos from the web site and said "I love you, I love you, I love you", so apparently she wasn't kidding when she said Wagon Train was her favorite show and now I know why. Well from our family to yours, bless you and yours, and may all your best wishes and dreams come true. The Lewis Family.



I confess I  forced my young boys to listen to my amateur version of Melisande.  It was a rank imitation of yours, but  they were too young to complain.

When we were boys ourselves, my brother and I thought there was no cowboy cooler than  Flint McCullough, among what was then a universe of cool cowboys.  Thank you for lodging so deep in my imagination.

Your fan,

Roger Netzer



Dearest Robert,

Happy Birthday and I hope you have many more.

Thank you for the  many memories.

I so  enjoyed hearing  your voice again. It really tickled me.

Take Care.

Love Donna Fournier 


Dear Robert,


For some reason I pulled out the DVD of Wagon Train tonight to sit and watch some western TV to bring back my childhood days in Montana on the farm.  Remembering the joys of watching John McEntire (Montana boy himself) and Robert Horton.


Little did I know I would get the notion to watch you on your birthday!!  What a coincidence!


I have always enjoyed watching you and being a record collector also have your Columbia vinyl album in my collection. 


It was special to look up your web site and find out so much information about your life -- and to think I decided to do so on your birthday -- Happy Birthday -- blessings to you and yours from Las Vegas, Nevada.


Randy Carlson


Birthday Greetings!

I love seeing your face on my TV screen!

You are the best!

Cindy Little

(Your huge fan in Santa Maria, CA)


Hello Robert

29th July - We do hope you had a super birthday.  We often think of you and have such lovely memories of our childhood years watching Wagon Train.  We are now 60 years of age but those memories will never fade. 

Any chance you could visit England again please?  There are many who would love to see you.

Wishing you and Marilyn much happiness.

Love from Diane and David Flower

(York, England)


Happy Birthday!  I guess I've been a fan of yours since "Wagon Train" first appeared on television, when I was a silly teenager who wrote your name about a thousand times in purple ink in my high school notebook.

I am deeply honored to be able to write to you on the Internet, and I want you to know, you're still a heartthrob!


Marjorie Cunningham


Mr. Horton:

Thank you for the great memories on Wagon Train and Happy Birthday.

L W Keller

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!  Wagon Train was one of my favorite
tv shows as a child and did I have a crush on you!  May I also say that
you have aged beautifully...you are still a very handsome man!  May you
celebrate many more happy, healthy birthdays!

Best wishes for a wonderful birthday, Mr. Horton.

Sincerely, Maria Ciaccia


Thank you for all the years of pleasure you gave me as a child and even through my teenage years.  I watched wagon train just to see you.  You and Tom Tryon were my heros as I was growing up.  My children have been dragging me into the 21st Century kicking and screaming and they insisted on a computer and they have been showing me how to use it.  Now I am able to look up my favorite people on my own and see what they are doing these days.  It has been a lot of fun.  I don't have anyone to share my findings with since my mom died on 17 June 2006, but I still look up favorites and I was go glad to find a website for you.  Thank you again for all the pleasure you gave me.  I will always remember you fondly.  Good luck to you and Mrs. Horton and May God Bless you and yours.  A fan always,  Linda Farnham ( Holly Ridge, N. C.)


I would just like to wish Robert a Very Happy Birthday from us all here in England, we hope that you have a lovely day and just to let you know that we are thinking about you, Happy Birthday love Elizabeth Holmes, Kirkham Preston England. xxx


Dear Mr. Horton (Flint):
I just wanted to send a brief note to thank you for your role as Flint McCullough on Wagon Train.  I used to watch the show when I was much younger, and it goes without saying that you were my favorite actor on the show.  I thought Flint was just the coolest scout ever and was sad when you were gone from the show.  Thanks for everything you have done on the screen.
Chris Taloff
p.s.  I also loved you in "Pony Soldier."  What was Tyrone Power like?  He's also one of my favorite actors.



Hi Robert

We wish you a very happy birthday for the 29th July, and have a great day!

It was so lovely to see you again last March at the Festival of the West.

Have a wonderful day and I will open a small bottle of champagne to celebrate your birthday on Saturday at our home in Solihull.

With very best wishes from

Toni and Richard

(Solihull, England)


Just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday to my favorite

guy!  I will never forget the thrill of receiving a personal letter

from you several years ago & it is still one of my most prized possessions.  Keep on keepin' on!  You're great!


from SC


  Well, I was so surprised to find a web site of the person whom I had admired as a kid! Yes, in many ways you helped me become the man I am today because of your ability to portray a caring and yet a very masculine presence.

  As a gay man, now in my 50's, I still remember you as my idol... I am sure that I am not the first to write you with this same sentiment (my twin brother feels the same way). I have sense found myself looking for your type, hard to find by the way!

  I did get so into your character on wagon train that I would have to leave the room every time you were being brutalized by some "bad guy" and would get punished if I was caught getting upset...living then with my very strict family! All that would pass, but I would always remember your rugged good looks and furry chest which was seldom seen in public!

  I know this probably sounds a little silly, however I just had to let you know that you have touched so many people in so many ways!

 God has given us so many directions and it is just a little extra bonus to have each little gift to remember through out our lives..your acting as a gift to a confused child! I will always remember you fondly!  Dave Junka



Dear Mr. Horton,
I want to thank you for the beautiful picture you sent me. Thank you for wishing me a " Merry Christmas." I loved your show and the movies you have been in. I loved you in "The Spy Killer"  and "Foreign Exchange" with Sebastian Cabot.
I wish you a very Happy Birthday coming up. I am also a Leo born on August 15th
Love and God's Blessings, A Dear Fan,
Christine Milam

Mr. Horton,

I share your namesake...I, too am Robert Horton.

I knew your work at an early age and was always so interested in it... I went on to study drama and film at New York University.  Later I went into film, tv and advertising production...  I find it amusing that to this day when I google Robert Horton, it is all about you!!...and you well deserve it!

So many times in my life, especially being in this business (although I am not an actor any longer...even in the production biz. I get asked if I am related to "The" Robert Horton!.... even trying to set up a basic email account was hard years ago since you had the namesake on all sites!

Anyway, as we share the same name, I respect your work, and would like to know more about you....

Would you be so kind as to send me a copy of your pic signed?  I owuld like to have this as part of my life so I can tell my nephews that YES, rally..there was a famous, talented actor named Robert Horton!!..  I used to think about changing my name when I was a young actor (prior to learning that there was already an established actor with my same name...so I never did change my name...I just got into a different side of the industry, and I am happy for this today..)

Many thanks and best regards to you,

Robert Horton



Hello Robert

It was so lovely to see you at the Festival of the West again this year, despite the very bad weather.  I hope you are now fully recovered from your bout of bronchitis and that you are in excellent health.

I would like to wish you a very happy birthday for July 29th and I hope you have a very enjoyable day.  May you have many more. 

Lots of love.





Dear Mr. Horton: What a pleasure it was listening to your message. I would recognize your voice anywhere. Grew up watching Wagon Train and things were never the same after you left. Hope you and your wife are doing well, it is liking seeing old friends when you find a website like this. Thank you so much,

One of your many fans, Gloria Anderson 


Loved you in Wagon Train.  A thrill was seeing you play the lead in Oklahoma at the Municipal Opera when I was living with my parents in St. Louis.

Have your album "A Man Called Shenandoah" with "Ghost Riders" a favorite of mine.

Enjoyed looking at your website.

Thank you for a nice walk down memory lane.

Karen Larimer


Dear Mr. Horton,

I would like to first thank you for your wonderful body of work
that provided a total inspiration for a poor boy growing up in a
small midwestern town.  I can say without embarrassment that
some of the greatest lessons in living and character during my
youth came from the TV shows you performed on, not the least of
which was Wagon Train.  I did not have a strong family to
support me during my first 14 years in life, but I do remember
the strong impression the morally plays you presented on the
Wagon Train series.
The most amassing single hour of television drama I have seen to
this day was the Wagon Train episode "The Kitty Angel Story".
As you remember, it was the story of a single woman who takes an
abandon Native American baby to care for and finds the baby has
small pox.  It leads to fear by the other wagon train group.
The moment where Abel Fernández sticks his hand in the fire
after anciently touching the baby was one of the most shocking
and riveting moments I have ever witnessed on any TV drama. The
story I think is even more relevant today.
Do you know where I could acquire a copy of this episode?
Thank you again for your career and inspiration.
Tim Magee


Mr. Robert Horton

    You've probably heard this many times, I remember you as Flint on Wagon Train.

My mother was a big fan of that show.  The Major, Wooster, Bill and you.

    Congrats to you and Mrs. Horton on your many years together.  What a glorious time it was back then.

                                                  Warm wishes,

                                                        a fan,

                                                            Susan Eisold



My name is John Baxter and I live in a city called Sunderland in the north east of England, I'm now 53 and I can clearly remember you Robert in Wagon Train and the other films etc you starred in.

I know you will have heard what I'm going to say next a million times before, but honest Robert you were my favourite actor and I'm very pleased your still with us.

I think its great that you have been married for all these years she must be a very special lady, I got married when I was 16 to my wife, Carole, which means we've been married for over 36 years, we met when we were 12. Tell me Robert do you see anything of Clint Walker, Ty Hardin, Will Hutchins or any of the cowboys when you were on T.V. another actor I thought was great was Jock Mahoney, who sadly died, remember him acting in the Range Rider with Dick West? I loved all the old westerns I really did.

Bye Robert and say hello to your wife. Good luck mate and I mean that.  

 John Baxter, England.


Hello Mr. Robert Horton,

 My mother recently passed away and in her belongs she had an autographed picture of you. It was from a show in Sacramento, Ca. I don't know the year but she had written "Man of LA Mancha" on the back of it. One of us kids had also colored on it so I wasn't sure who you were. I do remember her talking of you a time or 2. I just wanted to let you know my mom thought of you enough to hang on to an autograph for so many years and treasure it. It must of meant a lot to her, you had written HI DOROTHY NASH  then signed your name. Thank you for being someone special in her life. It's not the same here without her... We miss her so much.  She surely was a bright flame in our lives.:).  Always Terry Howard                 P.S. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME


Sir, you were a big part of my growing up.   Watching Wagon Train was a family event and we all gathered together for a special evening.  I remember thinking at the time you were the most handsome man I had ever seen and your distinctive voice only added to it.  You always seemed so approachable and real.   Thanks for the memories you provided for me and my brothers and sisters.   My brother wanted to be a cowboy because of you;  all and all we have terrific and special memories of a sweeter, slower time when television actors were truly role models.    Jody


Dear Mr. Horton,

I am so happy to find that you are alive and well, and still as handsome as you were in your TV days. 

Not only did I love to watch your appearances on Wagon Train, and other dramatic shows on television, but when my mother actually met you and told me (and everyone else) how kind you were to her, I knew you were truly a gentleman.

She was a model at a restaurant/club called Frascotti's, in Beverly Hills or Hollywood.  That was the era when diners were intermittently approached by models, who would wear fancy dresses, or sweaters, or furs, and show them to the patrons while they were eating.  If someone bought the garment, then the model would get that same item for herself ( in addition to her hourly pay).

Not everyone was courteous, because they didn't always want to be interrupted.  You were at a table with two other people.  You stopped your conversation, let her describe a beaded sweater she was wearing, and then you said you would like to buy her sweater. 

She came home that night, with her beautiful beaded sweater, that you had made possible.  For weeks we heard the story of how nice Robert Horton was, how you had listened politely to her sales pitch on the sweater and had bought it.

Frascotti's is no longer there, nor do models sell garments to people while they are eating.  But you are still as great as you were then.  May you have many more wonderful years.


Cathy Waddill

Daughter of Patricia Drake, Former Model and Current Mother


Hi: Just wanted to add my thanks for the years of enjoyment I had as a youngster... we started watching westerns in England (my dad loved them) and that's probably what prompted me to come to America shortly after I got out of college.

I enjoy watching the 50s and 60s westerns on TV now and wish there was a current show with a western theme... based on the old ones, with no bad language, no sex and no bloodthirsty violence.. as they say "they just don't make them like that anymore".   I must say you were my sister's favorite crush, and our scrapbooks were filled with 'cowboys'...

We're both over here now and we both have our own 'cowboys'... lol

Thank you for all the enjoyment you provided us.


Roseburg, OR


Mr. Horton

    I very much enjoyed reading the biography you wrote for Flint.  Looking at the photos on your web page brought back many pleasant memories for me. 

Gerri Bowen


I still collect some of the old Wagon Trains (You were my favorite heartthrob) and I was drawn here and I get to e-mail you. We have a picture with you and our friend Mel Marshal who was script supervisor then with Wagon Train. I just wanted to tell you that I still enjoy watching you on Wagon Train and feeling my heart give a little leap. Just leant the tape to my friend Pam so she could feel the same. She goes back with me to grade school and remembers and teases me. My sister loves you too.  Cheri.


Hello Mr. Horton!  My Grandmother and I were talking about old westerns and
our favorite just happens to be Wagon Train and we talking about you and how
we haven't seen you anything.  Have you given up acting altogether.  I just
want to also say that you were my favorite hero on Wagon Train.  Take care
and God Bless.


  I am glad to see a site for you. I got curious after watching you on a LONGSTREET episode the other day and enjoyed it.

Mary Reese


Mr. Horton,

For years I have trying to think of a way to thank you for helping me through a very dark period in my life.  When I was nine years old, my father walked out on us.  I guess I should say that he officially walked out on us, he hadn’t really been around very much before that.  As a shy, introverted kid, I used to escape by watching television, especially programs like “Wagon Train.”  The character you played became a substitute father figure for me and helped me get over some of the pain of abandonment.

Thank you for your presence in my life when I desperately needed someone.  I pray that God will continue to bless you in all that you do.

 Very truly yours,

Gregg B. Holycross



Looking at your guest book I can see that I am adding my name to a long list of UK fans.   Thank you Mr Horton for the thrills, spills and enjoyment you gave us with your western series on British Television, where have the last 40/50 years gone to?  All the best to you and your family.

Sheila Hall, England, UK


Dear Mr. Horton, What a pleasant surprise to find your homepage. You know I was thinking of you the other day and wondering what happened to you. The last I remember you were on the soap opera, AS the World Turns.  I'm disappointed that your movies don't turn up on T.V. or cable. When you were on Wagon Train I thought you were the coolest cowboy on T.V. I really liked the Kiowa Jones movie and would like to see it again and also find a copy on tape or DVD. I also enjoyed The Green Slime.  A very stylish Sci-Fi movie and one of the first collaborations between American and Japanese filmmakers. Your T.V. show Shenandoah was one of my favorites as was Black Saddle with Peter Breck. Thanks for entertaining me for all these years. Good health and long life to you and your wife and I hope to see you on the tube somewhere very soon. Your fan, Philip Cunningham


Hi there,

I have often wondered what happened to Robert Horton! I have never seen him on the box for many many years!!! Wagon Train was my favorite show when I was young, and I also enjoyed seeing the late Ward Bond. Now I have a computer and I would like to say that I hope Robert is well and its refreshing to know that he is still married to the same Lady! Very best Wishes!!

Christine Johnson




Dear Mr. Horton,

I remember first seeing you in Wagon Train when I was growing up, and have been a fan ever since.

I am British by birth, and have vivid memories of my parents buying a television way back in the late 50's.  The first programs I remember seeing are Wagon train (Of course) and Rawhide. 

I just wanted to say Hi to you, and to thank you for the enjoyment you gave me as a child watching that great TV show.

Very Best Wishes

Alan & Carol Fisher


HELLO BOB! My name is KARL from the former TWA. We used to see each other, frequently, some years back at the  Holliday spa and gym in Encino. I was looking for something the other day in the computer, and found you're great web site. I often wondered what happened to you, since you stopped coming to the spa. I am absolutely delighted that you're well and enjoying life to its fullest. I am retired now from TWA after 40 yrs, and now I am with American airlines (retired too) so I have more time then money. I wish you and your wife all the best, and good health for your future years.  Best regards, KARL


Dear Mr. Horton,

I was a huge fan of Wagon Train.  In my family, we all had our favorite western.  My dad's favorite show was Gun Smoke, my sister loved Maverick and my favorite was your show, Wagon Train.  I enjoyed the surly Seth Adams, Charlie but most of all I watched the show because of you.  I wish they would have reruns on but I have not found a station that carries them. 


Jane McCoy 


Mr. Robert "Flint" Horton,

  Thanks for all the great times I had growing up and watching Wagon Train.

  Sincerely, John Ewert


How I do miss the best western ever. You have given me some of the best times in the world.

Hope you are having a good life.

 A fan from VA




Hi Robert,

My name is Susan Grainger I am writing just to say how I loved watching you as a girl on Wagon Train I thought how handsome you were.

I spent all of my pocket money on photos of you but it was worth every penny. I hope you are well; you still look amazing as an older man.  I hope you will get to read this message.

 Kind Regards,

With Love,

 Susan Grainger


Hello, Mr. Horton,

I just wanted to say thank you for the autograph.

The 8X10 is in my autograph album.

Thanks again,

    Gary W. Urbanski Sr.

    Mesquite, Texas


I was pleased to find this site and have a chance to say Thank you for many hours of good television.  You were also my first "crush".  Mary B


Dear Mr. Horton,

I am 47 years old now and I always have remembered A Man Called Shenandoah, I had a tremendous crush on you and I loved the beautiful theme song.  As a matter of fact I still can hear it in my mind.  Well, I just wanted you to know that I still remember what a great actor and handsome man you are.  Thanks for being such a pleasant memory of mine.



I send you this mail to thank you for the pleasure you gave me as a very young boy growing up in Scotland in the 50's and 60's. You and the rest of the cast from Wagon Train and Shenandoah helped to mold me into the person I am today.

            You may not think that to give someone the pleasure of looking forward to the next programme each week could help to develop one in such a way that they grow up learning right from wrong, but it did, even if I was too young at that time to realize it. For that I thank you and wish you good health.

                                                         Yours Sincerely,

                                                                   Charles Nelson.


Dear Robert,

It was such a thrill for me to meet up with you again after more than 40 years.  The occasion was everything I had hoped it would be.  Meeting you and Marilynn was a delightful experience, even for the brief time we had to chat.  And the trip gave me the opportunity to finally meet all the wonderful friends I have made through Alicia's brilliant website.  Having been in correspondence with all of them (thanks to the wonders of e-mail) it was a pleasure to meet  them at last. 

I want to thank you once again for all the fine performances in many media over the years.  Alicia was kind enough to let me see the nightclub performance (from Australia) that I had missed when you had to cancel in New York.  It is a wonderful performance and I particularly cherish your poignant rendition of Once Upon A Time, the beautiful Shenandoah and the meaningful and dramatic Just Once In A Lifetime.

I hope to have the opportunity to spend a little time with you and Marilynn again some day.  But until then I want to thank you for sharing with me your feelings about the musical theater. That was a moment I will never forget.  And, finally, I want to thank you for the music.



North Yorkshire UK


Mr. Horton

     My name is Rick Graham. I was born 07/19/51. Growing up in the fifty's as you know,

just about all their was on TV was westerns. I use a toy gun and often played cowboy. I some

times pretended to be Matt Dillon, but most of the time I was Flint McCullough. I think it was

because his character was different from the usual lawman chasing the bad guy. Their were

a lot of good actors, but I can't picture anyone playing the part any better. That also goes for

Shenandoah.  Now I have a quote for you. Satchel Paige once said, (age is mind over matter,

if I don't mind it don't matter). Although I must say I am a little mad. I noticed that you still

have you hair and I am losing mind. May you and your wife live long lives.

                                                                               Bye Rick


Dear Mr. Horton,

My name is Alan Gates and I am a native of Phoenix, Arizona.  I remember one year that you were a guest celebrity at the Phoenix Rodeo Parade. It was during the time that you were doing the Wagon Train series.  I never missed even one of those episodes!  I was excited that I would finally get to see my favorite television star!  I got there early on the day of the parade and picked out a spot right next to the curb on Central Avenue.  I waited for the parade to begin and finally there you were, riding down the street on your horse, wearing your fringed buckskins.  I waved at you and you rode your horse over to me and looked right at me from way up there.  What a thrill that was!  I have never forgotten the experience even after all these years!  Thank you for being such a good role model for a young kid like me!

I send you and your wife affectionate greetings...stay well and God bless you!


Alan Gates


I recall you from the Wagon Train days.

BTW: my name is also Robert Horton

I am an engineer/programmer



I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed watching you, and I want to thank you for the entertainment.

It must feel really special to have brought so much enjoyment to so many millions of people, without even meeting them face to face.




Dear Mr. Horton
I was just telling my work colleagues that I used to be in your fan club when i was young... I have just looked at your website and heard your nice message and i think it's great.  You certainly added excitement to my life when I was young and I looked forward to seeing you every week on Wagon Train.  It must be a  good legacy to know that your life affected people in a nice way.
I wish you all the best and thanks for your lovely message. 
(I am 60 on July 4th)
Best wishes


Dear Robert Horton, It was amazing to find you web site, I was a great fan of yours in the Wagon Train era, in fact you were my first pinup, and that glorious red hair of yours, what a very handsome man you are still even if the hair is now a wonderful silver. I am really happy to find you are very much alive and still enjoying life, may God bless you and your wife best wishes  Jane Storey I now live in Spain  


Dear Robert Horton,

This is Saturday Evening in England, now that April is here, a wonderful Springtime, and we, Brenda & Peter Yeates thank you for the wonderful adventures you brought us as we raised our young family, and watched together. Watched together Wagon Train and all the lovely times we had just watching you ride the range.

The world is a different place now, not such a happy place, but thanks to you, and your work, and your splendid acting, you brought pleasure and joy all those years ago.

We send our greetings to you. We send our best wishes to you and your family. We are all older now, but life is for remembering and we remember you, with grateful thanks.

If ever in England, and we shall entertain you, with a meal perhaps, and maybe collect you from whatever Hotel you are staying. We mean this!!  Enjoy the sunsets that remain for all of us.

So - Westward we all go this evening in  our dreams, dreams we thank you for Mr Robert Horton.

Peter & Brenda Yeates

United Kingdom


Dear Robert Horton,

I first saw Wagon Train as a young child growing up in Ireland in about 1961, and I loved it. It became my favorite TV show. I thought Flint was a very exciting character, and, as I'm crazy about horses, I loved scenes in which you rode the Appaloosa.

I read somewhere that you owned this horse and called him Stormy.

I was also a big fan of your other show, "Shenandoah", and was sorry that it didn't continue. Am I right in thinking that you rode Stormy on that show?

Anyhow, I just thought I'd leave you this message and say thanks for all the enjoyment you gave. Wagon Train was never the same after you left.

Re-runs of Wagon Train were aired on Channel 4 in Britain in 1990 and I never missed an episode.

Very best wishes from Richard Maguire.

PS. When I was in Utah 25 years ago I bought a model of an Appaloosa and named it Stormy. Whatever happened to Stormy?



          I have just been reading and looking at pictures on your web site but the best bit was your spoken words to us crazy fans scattered throughout the various corners of the globe!

I knew those vocal tones straight away  (and that was after not hearing them for nearly fifty years I may add) as you made such an impression on me as a youngster and watched your exploits on Wagon Train and beyond until here in the United Kingdom they ceased showing the handsome clear speaking actor, as "we" were told you had started your singing career   Hmmmmm now I know why we have memories because we never age nor forget anything good and passion never dies! 

You Robert are in the top three of my best memories and maybe your hair has changed colour on your latest pictures but so has everyone else's  BUT the big smile has not changed at all! 

                 Keep Smiling Bob and Blessings to yourself and  your Family  

                                Cheerio from Janet Elizabeth      (in Guisborough -North Yorkshire.U:K.)   


I guess the first time I noticed you was on wagon Train, It was my favorite program along with Gunsmoke. We have missed seeing you over the years. 



Mr. Horton,

I've been a fan like so many since I was 12 and now I'm 58 and a Grandmother of two.  I had pictures of you all over my walls.

Wagon Train was such a clean family oriented show, unlike what's on tv today.  There's so little on today that a family can watch.

I hope you and your wife are well.


Mary Dorrington 


Have been a great fan of yours. Good to know you are o.k. I remember Wagon Train so well, with Ward Bond a great actor. Are you a horse lover? John Wayne wasnt which was a shock. I adore them even thogh I cant ride. Most of my favourite actors have all gone. Very sad. No one can act like the actors of the great Hollywood era. Keep well. Hope its alright to send another message. Susan


Dear Robert,

Having just discovered the delights of the internet I was looking for something to look at. I am now 60 years old but in an effort to bring back some reminder of my youth I decided to put in your name. Boy, did it remind me! I remember my hear pounding every Sunday night when Wagon Train came on. No-one in our house dared interrupt once those wagon's rolled! Those were the years! What reminded me of you recently was that I missed an episode of a programme which I watched occasionally to read afterwards that you had a part in it. I was mad that I had missed it, wondering if you still had the Flint McCullough look haha!

Well now that I have seen your fan club web site I can see what you have been doing down the years and I congratulate you, but mostly on a long and successful marriage which must have been difficult at times with the pressures of stardom.

Good luck and continued happiness to you both.

God Bless.

Pat O'Connor


Mr. Horton, I am so much looking forward to meeting you at the "Festival of the West" at Wild Horse Pass in March.  I have enjoyed your acting career since I was a young person back in Alabama. Now, I will be turning 65 years young on 20 March, the week end that I hope to meet you. My parents and I always watched your "Wagon Train" series with Ward Bond on a weekly basis. To see your pictures bring back many good memories as you were like one of our family. Now, I have lived in Arizona for over 35 years and call this home. I attend all the Western Festivals and Rodeo events that I can and look forward to this one coming up. Thank you for all your great moments that have entertained us so well for all these many years!  Your friend, Ben Howard                                                                                                              



Just to wish you a very happy birthday on 5 March, and may you have many more.

Have a great day and enjoy yourself.

See you soon and take care.

Love, Jacky XXX




Dear Marilynn,

Happy Birthday.  I hope this day brings you joy and happiness. 

I look forward to meeting you in Phoenix.


Toby Wolfe


Dear Mr. Horton,
I'm a 44 year old fan of your "A Man Called Shenandoah" performances - My
name is Roy Ridder and i live in the Netherlands (holland-Europe)
Everytime i hear the title song it brings tears in my eyes. In my youth you
(as shenandoah) were the personification of all good in the world
and i still long for those times when everything was simple and pure.
I hope you and your wife will live a long and healthy live.
Lots of love from a Dutch Fan.
ps. I`ve been trying to find out who sang the title song, could you please
tell me?


First thank you for your great website and the opportunity to find out on what has happened to Robert Horton. I'm
a male, 61 and have so many good memories of Robert Horton. What I remember most is "Wagon Train" and his
role. I was a red-haired freckle faced kid when I first saw Robert as the scout in that great show. What I remember
most is the part he played, one of integrity and strength. What a role model. In looking at some of the photos I'm
happy to see he still looks great and I still could recognize his voice after all these years. Unfortunately I lost most
of my red-hair but Bob looks like he kept all his hair it just turned white. Bob if you get this message I'd like to
thank you for what you give me and many kids of that generation... a real person... one of character and one
who the girls liked. Best, Jim Manning


I have long been a fan of yours since I was allowed to watch westerns on our old b&w television.  I always wanted to grow up to be a cowboy and to this day, I love horses, ranches, western movies, watching the re-runs on TV Land and the Westerns Channel; I was a fan of Wagon Train from a couple moons ago, and it holds a special place in my heart, of long ago times of watching you as you scouted for the wagon master, Chris Hale, who was portrayed by Ward Bond. I wish I had known about the festival in Phoenix/Chandler AZ on March 16th thru 19th; I would have been there with bells on and would have the best time of my life enjoying what I love to do.

 God Bless you and your family and wishing y’all many more days of sunshine and happiness.

A loyal fan,

Sheila Smith


Not sure what led me to this website, other than my adoration towards the memory of watching one of my childhood TV favorite characters:  Flint McCullough on Wagon Train.  Not sure I spelled his name correctly, but never the less, his character was one we as young boys idolized.

I sincerely hope that Mr. Horton has some sense of the positive influence he had on a huge baby boomer population growing up the 50’s and 60’s. 

My best to him and his family!


Randy Johnson


Dear Mr. Horton,

 I loved to watch Wagon Train!   We just watched your '57 Thunderbird get auctioned off at Barrett Jacksons.  What a beautiful car!

Lots of love,

Jan Melson



Mr. Horton,
I've been a fan like so many since I was 12 and now I'm 58 and a
Grandmother of two.  I had pictures of you all over my walls.
Wagon Train was such a clean family oriented show, unlike what's on tv
today.  There's so little on today that a family can watch.
I hope you and your wife are well.
Mary Dorrington 


Dear Mr. Horton,

I want to thank you for all the years of entertainment you have given to so many of us. I grew up watching Wagon Train it was such a wonderful show. So many years have gone by and many of the good programs are gone but they still are there in our memories. May the Lord Bless you and yours with many years of joy peace and happiness. Your message I just listened to  filled my heart with joy  thank you so much. Have a wonderful year. Thanks again for being there for us  all how proud you must be of all you have done and continue to do. God bless Ethel

Dear Mr. Horton:
I just stumbled on your website, and what a nice surprise.  It's great to see that you're doing so well. 
I was nine when Wagon Train began, so I was at the perfect age to really appreciate the golden years of TV westerns.  Flint McCullough, Bret Maverick, and Cheyenne Body were my heroes.  Today's young boys should be so lucky. 
It was always exciting in WT when the Major, Bill, or old Charlie would look up and see you riding toward the train.  Usually that meant you'd spotted something nasty up ahead, and the fun (for me, anyway) was about to begin.
Continue to take care of yourself.  And I'll be dropping by the website more often now that I know that it's out there.
An old fan,
Bob McKee
  Mr. Horton,
I think Wagon Train is one of the fondest memories of my youth 
growing up in Connecticut. I still think of it frequently even now in 
my 58th year, and had fun reminiscing about it while looking over 
this Web site. It's amazing how that show has stayed with me for all 
of these years. Many thanks for so many terrific entertainment hours 
when you transported all of us to another fascinating time and place.
Marshall Swanson
Columbia, SC


To Robert Horton:   My wife and myself met you in Cambridge, Ohio at the Hopalong Cassidy Festival a few years ago and want to wish you and your wife a happy anniversary. Hoping you will return to Cambridge Ohio in the near future.

Paul & Diane Sharlow


How thrilling to see a website of one of my "heroes" as a young girl.  The westerns of the 50's and 60's are my very most favorites.  "Wagon Train" was an adventure every week with Flint surely saving the day for the weary travelers.  However, one of my favorite songs - "Shenandoah"  ("Across the Wide Missouri') still makes my heart yearn.

As you can probably see, I had a crush on Mr. Horton.  While I'm now all grown up, with grandkids now, I remember those days.  I can only wish for similar heroes for my grandkids.

Thank you Alicia for your website, and thank you Mr. Horton for the wonderful pictures and memories.

Wishing you well and God Bless,



Dear Robert and Marilynn,

I thought I would send you a message on the web-site it is very good. I will have to try to download it. I hope you both enjoy the festival. I wish I could be there but I might do it one day hope you are both well. Love from Irene Bennett





Robert Horton is as handsome today as he was on Wagon Train.  That show will always be one of my favorites.  Thanks for the memories.

Evelyn Hayes


You were my very first love when I was a little girl … and I love you still!!!!!

Joanna Egleton


Dear Mr. Horton,

I just watched your "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" episode "The Decoy" on DVD last evening and it was completely enjoyable!  Loved your performance and it was great fun.  Just wanted to thank you for all the work over the years.  I, too, am an actor and it's great to see things we've done in the past still stand up to time and remain delightful.  Unfortunately, I did not get to experience the early days of performing on television, but I'm fascinated and deeply honored by those of you who did blaze the trail. 

Many thanks and hopes for your well being and continued happiness.


Buddy Mahoney

Seattle, WA


Mr. Robert Horton, Thank you for all the pleasure you gave my family and myself during the years of Wagon Train, we used to wait especially for your turn,because you was in Wagon train one week then Ward Bond would do one without you, then of cause you appeared at the London Paladium and was shown live to the British public TV Sunday night at the London Paladium, ITV. And I remember you singing  Oh Shenandoah. We still sometimes get Wagon Train on SataliteTV and it brings back sweet golden memories. Thanks again Sir for the pleasures you gave us. and your time. God Bless your wife and your self.

 Many Thanks,

Mr.Laurence Wiles.


Mr. Horton:

I was surfing websites tonight looking up some of the actors and actresses I remembered over the years.

I came upon yours. Now you probably won't remember the incident I am going to mention, but I will mention it anyways.

I can't remember the exact year (58? 59?), but yourself and an Italian actress had finished hosting the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in NY, I believe, several days earlier and were headed back to California.

My mom and her cousin were taking the same flight as you back to California to go visit some relatives.

We spotted you at JFK airport in the terminal. Mom went up to you and the actress and asked for an autograph. You gave her the autograph as did the actress and both of you graciously chatted with her.  Our whole family was there to see her off so this became a very special occasion. And for me?? I was in my early teens and watched you on Wagon Train every week. What a treat for me to see "Flint McCullough" in the flesh.

Anyhow, just letting you know about how pleasant an experience it was that night at the airport getting to meet and chat with you.

Phillip J Solla, DC


Mr. Horton :

I saw the Picture of you and you  still look great. I really miss the good old Wagon Train movies, its a shame they don't have movies like they use to. I still enjoy watching the old westerns as a kid I grew listening to the lone ranger on the radio. You are a little older than me but not much.

Take care and I hope to see some reruns soon.

T Little Jr.


Dear Mr. Horton,
     Just a little note to say hello and to wish you the best. I am 
happy to have this opportunity to do so, since it was you and the 
great show, Wagon Train, that gave me, as well as many others, such a 
great deal joy in watching. I hope your health is good and that you 
are still acting, if that is what you wish.
    Thanks for the good memories!
     Don Fitzgerald


                         Dear Mr. Horton,

                         My Name is Ernest Standridge I am a Big Fan of your

                         ever Since I Had Watch Wagon Train on TV. I was

                          a Kid Now I am 53 years old and I have Cerebral

                            Palsy. I Just Wanted To Say Thank you to bring

                           Wagon Train in To Our Homes for so Many years.

                             again Thank you.


                         Ernest Standridge


Hello Mr. Horton, 

I wanted to thank you for the warmth that you show toward all your fans. It seems rare in our age when a celebrity shares his time. The memories will last a lifetime (and have). Thank you,

May God richly Bless you and your family in 2006.

Thank you................Terrie Ferreira, Savannah Georgia

Over the past few years I have been reflecting on my
childhood, as one often does. Reflecting with my
Brother the first T.V. shows which we used to watch.
We grew up in England and came to Canada in the early
1970's.Indeed Wagon Train was the top of our list!
When I think about it it seems like yesterday. What
wonderful memories we have of you and the other cast
members who were with you. We really missed you when
you left the series.
You still look as wonderful as ever with your
wonderful smile. May Gold Bless you.
Regards from a fan
Maureen Burbank
Toronto.  Canada











                                    RON-DEBBIE CUMMINS

                                           BEALETON VA.

Dear Mr. Horton,
Greetings from North Carolina!  I was so happy to find your website.  You are my favorite actor. I enjoyed listenining to your beautiful singing voice on this website. I wanted to wish you happiness and God's blessings.
I am a chaplain at the Veteran's hospital, Durham, North Carolina.  I have a love for the theatre too.
Have a Happy New year!  Love, a dear fan, Christine Milam.   

Dear Mr. Horton- I once stayed briefly in England with a woman and her family. She was your voice, drama coach at the University of Miami. Her married name is Cherry. Do you recall her? Thanks for the memories. All the Best, Tom Zibilic

 Mr. Robert Horton,

I was a fan of yours when I was a child and had a scrap book full of cuttings & photos.  Alas these have been lost long ago.  I am looking on the web to find photos and am pleased to say have found many, a real trip down memory lane.

a fan always

Liz Johnson

Hello Mr. Horton,
I enjoyed your website very much.  Used to watch Wagon Train faithfully when
I was a very little girl.  Appreciate your support of the Museum of
Tolerance, as I am Jewish.  Wishing you the best.
Jem Rose Jones


I have been a Robert Horton fan from the start of Wagon Train and was delighted to find your site,  may I congratulate you and Mrs Horton on your anniversary also wish you a happy healthy new year.

If you can help I would like a recording of On Top of Old Smokey  I believe you recorded in late 50s is it on any of your C.D.s.....kindest regards John and  Dawn Stephens  Surrey England.


To Robert Horton, Just a note to thank you for the hours of joy watching you on Wagon Train. I still remember you. hope you and your wife enjoyed the Christmas holiday and a very Happy New Year. Best wishes, Eileen Morris


Mr. Horton,

I remember, as a young boy in Wales, looking  forward to seeing Wagon Train on our little Black and White TV.   You, if I recall, played Flint McCullough (apologies if spelling is wrong ).

You were our hero and when we played Cowboys and Indians, there was always arguments who got to play your character name!  Everyone wanted to be Flint.

Thank you so much. I have always enjoyed your work, you brought a very special image to our lives.

I have just heard your voice on your greeting, and yes, instantly recognizable as you,

I ended up in Arizona, USA.  A Long way from the valleys of Wales.  

No more Wagon Trains, they tell me.

May you and your family continue with that bright burning torch.  Thank you once again.


Alan Thomas


Hi Robert,

Just had to tell you I had the "HUGEST" crush on you, as Flint McCullough, when I was about 12 years old.  Guess I had pretty good taste, even at such a tender age, because in discovering this website and hearing your message, I realize that you truly are one of the greats!!!!  I wish you all the best and continued happiness and thank you for being you.


Susan Robinson


Dear Mr. Horton:  I would just like to let you know how much I have admired you and your wonderful work all these many years.  I had such a crush on you, when I was younger.  I still have a special place in my heart for you to this very day!  I just turned 57 (can't believe it!) and just got married four months ago.  I'm glad to say, that my husband is, also, a great fan of yours.  I would like to wish you and your family Peace, Good Health & Happiness in 2006 and the many years to come.  A Great Fan, Always,  Ruth Vickroy

      Good morning!
On a whim, and given New Year's time for introspection
and remembrance, I typed in Robert Horton on my search
engine.  I've really enjoyed reading about Wagon Train
and looking and some of the pictures which once
adorned my bedroom walls!
I had to say that my convent school-days were spent in
a dream about Robert Horton - every teenage girl
should have an idol, and he was certainly mine. 
I have recently retired from my post as a college
lecturer and used to amuse my students with tales of
my teenage crush.  Wednesdays couldn't come round soon
enough, and often necessitated doing my homework on
the bus on Thursday mornings.  Oh, what bitter-sweet
This is just to wish the gentleman well and
congratulate him on 43 years of marriage - my own 40th
is this year!  Where did the years go?  Raising
children and earning one's living etc!
Kind regards and "thanks for the memories"
Joanna Yates


Hi Robert and Marilynn,

Just taking this opportunity to wish you every happiness for the coming year, and hope you really enjoy your 45th Wedding anniversary  All my love as ever, Eira


My Dear friends Robert and Marilynn

I would like to wish you both a happy healthy and peaceful 43rd Wedding Anniversary on 31st.

I will be thinking about you both with great affection.

Only 77 days to go now for the festival in march and can not wait to see you.

All good wishes are sent to you both...have a great day...my love and admiration are sent to you both.

best wishes

Love Diana

( The Lake District Uk )





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