Actor Robert Horton

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 12, 2004

What happened to actor Robert Horton?

—Ida H., Missouri

Horton, 80, who is perhaps best known for his role as Flint McCullough, the scout on the television series Wagon Train, is retired and living with his wife of 43 years, Marilynn Bradley, in Encino, Calif. “It is always amazing to me, and rather flattering, that people remember me after all these years,” he says. “Yes, I am retired now, though from time to time I make personal appearances at various Western film festivals around the country.” When Horton left Wagon Train in 1962, he returned to musical theater and spent many years traveling around the country. “I was very fortunate that often my wife, who was a talented singer, and I were able to perform together,” Horton says. On Aug. 7, he received a Golden Boot Award, which is presented each year to those who’ve promoted the Western genre in TV or movies. He enjoys flying airplanes and collecting fancy cars. “I don’t show my cars,” he says. “I drive them. The two don’t go together. My hobby is my cars and they keep me very busy.”