Actor Robert Redford

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on May 21, 2006

The other night I was watching an old Perry Mason episode featuring a young Robert Redford as a newlywed. Was this his first acting job?
—Pam Greene, Mesa, Ariz.

The Perry Mason episode was called "The Case of the Treacherous Toupee" and aired in September 1960, which was indeed the year of Redford's acting debut, according to the Internet Movie Database. Redford also had TV roles that year on Tate, Playhouse 90, Hallmark Hall of Fame, The Deputy and Maverick. He later went on, of course, to his matinee-idol breakthrough role in the 1969 blockbuster movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.