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RIP Robert Horton

robert-horton-slime LOS ANGELES–Robert Horton, a ruggedly handsome actor who found television stardom in 1957 as the scout Flint McCullough on “Wagon Train,” but who resisted being typecast in westerns as he pursued a parallel career as a singer, died in a hospice here March 9. He was 91.
MSTies may recall that he also played Jack Rankin in the movie featured in MST3K’s pilot, THE GREEN SLIME.
The New York Times has an obit.

Thanks to Timmy for the heads up.

5 Replies to “RIP Robert Horton”

  1. David says:

    Love The Green Slime – wish RiffTrax or the MST3K reboot takes this one on at some point.

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  2. Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy says:

    For the last two or three years I’ve been suggesting here and via direct email to Shout, how great it would be for Shout to interview Horton.

    God.
    Damn.
    It.

    I watched The Green Slime when it opened in theaters. I was given a yellow metal promo pin featuring the title of the film.

    See you on the other side, RH.

    Wagons ho!

    What a SUCKY year-of-death 2016 has been so far, be it musicians, actors, or other celebrities.

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  3. jjk says:

    I’m surprised that MST3K never went back to do a full episode of The Green Slime in later years. I have a recording of the movie and it was perfect for the MST3K treatment.

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  4. GregS says:

    RIP Mr. Horton – I LOVE this movie, and have a great time every time I watch it.

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  5. Mr. Hacker Blues says:

    jjk:
    I’m surprised that MST3K never went back to do a full episode of The Green Slime in later years. I have a recording of the movie and it was perfect for the MST3K treatment.

    Rights issues.

    You’re right. The Green Slime can be watched multiple times and is fun for the whole family.

    There’s a certain reboot that is strongly considering putting it through the spanking machine.

    I’ve said too much.

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