Robert Wolders

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Robert Wolders
Robert Wolders Laredo 1966.JPG
Wolders in the television series Laredo in October 1966
Born(1936-09-28) 28 September 1936 (age 77)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Years active1965–1975
Spouse(s)Merle Oberon
(1975–1979; her death)
Partner(s)Audrey Hepburn
(1980–1993; her death)
Shirlee Fonda
(1995–present)
 
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Robert Wolders
Robert Wolders Laredo 1966.JPG
Wolders in the television series Laredo in October 1966
Born(1936-09-28) 28 September 1936 (age 77)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Years active1965–1975
Spouse(s)Merle Oberon
(1975–1979; her death)
Partner(s)Audrey Hepburn
(1980–1993; her death)
Shirlee Fonda
(1995–present)

Robert Wolders (born 28 September 1936)[1] is a Dutch television actor. Most known for his role in the television series Laredo and appearing in series such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Bewitched, and Mary Tyler Moore. He was also the husband of Merle Oberon and longtime partner of Audrey Hepburn.

Career[edit]

Wolders started out appearing in TV series like Flipper and The John Forsythe Show before landing the role of Erik Hunter in the second season of the TV series Laredo. He also had various guest roles in other shows, including Daniel Boone, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Name of the Game, The F.B.I., Bewitched, and Mary Tyler Moore. Wolders stopped acting shortly after marrying Merle Oberon in 1975.

Personal life[edit]

Wolders and partner Audrey Hepburn talking with President Reagan in May 1981

He met actress Merle Oberon while filming Interval in 1973. Oberon was married at the time but after filming with Wolders, she divorced her husband, Bruno Pagliai, whom she was married to for 16 years and married Wolders in 1975. Wolders was 25 years younger than Oberon. They were married until her death in 1979 from a stroke.[2]

In 1980, Wolders became the companion of Audrey Hepburn until her death in 1993.[3] From 1994–1995, he and actress and dancer Leslie Caron were together.[4]

Since 1995 he has been dating Henry Fonda's widow, Shirlee Fonda.[5][6][7]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1965FlipperCaptain JohnsonTV series (1 episode: "Flipper and the Spy")
1966The John Forsythe ShowMishkaTV series (1 episode: "If I Were a Prince")
1966Beau GesteFouchet
1966–1967LaredoErik HunterTV series (26 episodes)
1967TobrukCorporal Bruckner
1967Daniel BooneAlmavivaTV series (1 episode: "The Beaumarchais")
1967The Man from U.N.C.L.E.Andreas PetrosTV series (1 episode: "The The Man from THRUSH Affair")
1968The Name of the GameDubrekTV series (1 episode: "The The White Birch")
1969The F.B.I.Eric LinlerTV series (1 episode: "The Doll Courier")
1970Kemek[8]Sebastian
1970BewitchedClarkTV series (1 episode: "The Corsican Cousins")
1973IntervalChris
1974BanacekTommy ForrestTV series (1 episode: "The Vanishing Chalice")
1974Mary Tyler MoorePaul Van DillenTV series (1 episode: "Not Just Another Pretty Face")
1974McMillan & WifeIlia AstrovTV series (1 episode: "The Game of Survival")
1975The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond[9]HendrikTV film

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nickerson, Linda Ann (28 September 2008). "September 28: Today's Notable Birthdays". Yahoo. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Charles, John. "Overview for Merle Oberon". TCM.com. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Podolsky, J.D. (31 October 1994). "Life with Audrey". People. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Fink, Mitchell (23 October 1995). "Fond Farewell". People. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Fink, Mitchell (06 November 1995). "Double Blowout". People. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Archerd, Army (26 March 2002). "Ambassadors to hail Hepburn, UN statue". Variety. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Wawrychuk, Todd (12 June 2008). "An Academy Centennial Tribute to James Stewart". Oscars.org. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kemek (1970)". New York Times. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond, The (1975)". TCM.com. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 

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