Lynne Roberts

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Lynne Roberts
Lynne Roberts.jpg
BornTheda Mae Roberts
(1922-11-22)November 22, 1922
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
DiedApril 1, 1978(1978-04-01) (aged 55)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Other namesMary Hart
Lynn Roberts
OccupationActress
Years active1936–1958
Spouse(s)William Englebert, Jr. (1941–1944)
Louis John Gardella (1944–1952)
Hyman B. Samuels (1953–1961)
Don Sebastian (1971–1978)
 
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Lynne Roberts
Lynne Roberts.jpg
BornTheda Mae Roberts
(1922-11-22)November 22, 1922
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
DiedApril 1, 1978(1978-04-01) (aged 55)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Other namesMary Hart
Lynn Roberts
OccupationActress
Years active1936–1958
Spouse(s)William Englebert, Jr. (1941–1944)
Louis John Gardella (1944–1952)
Hyman B. Samuels (1953–1961)
Don Sebastian (1971–1978)

Lynne Roberts, born Theda May Roberts (November 22, 1922[1] – April 1, 1978) was an American film actress who appeared exclusively in B-movies.

Career[edit]

Lynne Roberts (left), Sally Naiditch, Anne T. Hill (3rd from left), Dr. Leon W. Naiditch, Hyman B. Samuels (front right), Dr. Harry Lehrer (extreme right behind Samuels)

Roberts began working as an actress in the 1930s, under contract to Republic Pictures. At the age of 14, in 1936, she played a role in Bulldog Edition. In 1938, at age 16, she starred in the cliffhangers The Lone Ranger and Dick Tracy Returns, and played a role in The Higgins Family. She was officially listed as having been born in 1919. In 1941 she starred with Sonja Henie and John Payne in Sun Valley Serenade while under contract to 20th Century-Fox. She returned to Republic Pictures in 1944, and stayed under contract until 1948. She starred with Gene Autry in Sioux City Sue in 1946. Roberts appeared in two more films with Autry, Robin Hood of Texas and Saddle Pals, as well as one film each with Roy Rogers and Monte Hale. After leaving Republic Pictures for the second time, Roberts worked with Autry in outdoor adventures for Columbia Pictures, She also worked with Kirby Grant in Monogram Pictures' mounted-police adventures, and with Tim Holt at RKO Radio Pictures. Roberts appeared in 64 films. Of those, 21 were westerns and two are serials.

Personal life[edit]

Roberts married four times: first to William Englebert, Jr., with whom she had one son, Bill.; the marriage ended in divorce. Her second marriage was to Louis John Gardella, which also ended in divorce. In 1953 she married brassiere manufacturer Hyman B. Samuels, with whom she had a daughter, Peri Margaret.[2] Following the divorce from her third husband in 1961, Roberts married pro wrestler Don Sebastian. On December 16, 1977, Roberts fell in the bathroom of her home and struck her head. She lapsed into a coma, and died on April 1, 1978.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B-Western Heroines, Lynne Roberts". Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  2. ^ Lynne Roberts Spurns Return to Husband. Los Angeles Times - Aug 4, 1958 p5

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