In 1965, he starred in an unsold pilot for a proposed ABC dramatic series called "Diamond Jim" whose adventures were loosely based on the career of the real-life title character.
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At the age of 17 he was attending Oklahoma Military College, and boxing in professional prize fights to earn money. Harry Cohn approached him after a fight in Wichita, Kansas and asked him to come out to Hollywood to play the role of Joe Bonaparte in a boxing picture called "Golden Boy." Robertson refused, saying he was in the middle of training 17 polo ponies, and could not leave his family at ...