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Ty Hardin, Star of Early TV Western ‘Bronco,’ Dead at 87

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  Aug 7, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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Ty Hardin, the hunky actor who starred as a former Confederate officer who wanders the Old West in the 1958-62 ABC series Bronco, has died. He was 87.Hardin died Thursday in Huntington Beach, Calif. His wife, Carolyn Pampu Hardin, told The Associated Press he had been “in failing health.”

When Cheyenne star Clint Walker left his show in a contract dispute, executives at Warner Bros. cast Hardin as Bronco Layne to keep the series going. Hardin was given his own Western after Walker returned, and Bronco debuted in September 1958, sticking around for four seasons though April 1962.

Hardin also appeared in his most famous role in other Westerns from the Warner Bros. stable, including Maverick and Sugarfoot.

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  1. Good on you boredop, you must be older than me, cause I barely remember this one! Bronco, yes, but Ty Hardin! nope… hey, I still love hearing these stories and conclusions in life, even though they are sorrowful . Its the memories which count, and thanks for sharing them

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