Robert Wolders (28 September 1936 – 12 July 2018) was a Dutch television actor 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 The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He was married to Merle Oberon, and was the longtime partner of Audrey Hepburn.
Wolders in the television series Laredo in October 1966
|Born||28 September 1936|
|Died||12 July 2018 81)(aged|
(m. 1975; died 1979)
(1980; d. 1993)
Typecast as a "Latin Lover" because of his good looks and exotic accent, 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 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 The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Wolders stopped acting shortly after marrying Merle Oberon in 1975.
Wolders met actress Merle Oberon while filming Interval in 1973. Oberon was married at the time, but after filming with Wolders she divorced her husband of sixteen years, Bruno Pagliai, and married Wolders in 1975. Wolders was 25 years younger than Oberon. They remained married until her death in 1979.
In 1995, Wolders began a relationship with Henry Fonda's widow, Shirlee Fonda.
|1965||Juliet of the Spirits||Corpse at Susy's party||Uncredited|
|1965||Flipper||Captain Johnson||Episode: "Flipper and the Spy"|
|1966||Run for Your Life||Marcel Lambert||Episode: "In Search of April"|
|1966||The John Forsythe Show||Mishka||Episode: "If I Were a Prince"|
|1966–1967||Laredo||Erik Hunter||6 episodes|
|1967||Daniel Boone||Almaviva||Episode: "The Beaumarchais"|
|1967||The Man from U.N.C.L.E.||Andreas Petros||Episode: "The Man from THRUSH Affair"|
|1968||The Name of the Game||Dubrek||Episode: "The White Birch"|
|1969||The F.B.I.||Eric Linler||Episode: "The Doll Courier"|
|1970||Dan August||Gabe Redfern||Episode: "Murder by Proxy"|
|1970||Bewitched||Clark||Episode: "The Corsican Cousins"|
|1971||Raid on Rommel||German Pilot||Uncredited|
|1974||Banacek||Tommy Forrest||Episode: "The Vanishing Chalice"|
|1974||The Mary Tyler Moore Show||Paul Van Dillen||Episode: "Not Just Another Pretty Face"|
|1974||McMillan & Wife||Ilia Astrov||Episode: "The Game of Survival"|
|1975||The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond||Hendrik||TV movie, (final film role)|
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