Robert Crawford, Jr. was a child actor best known for playing Andy on the TV Western series Laramie (1959). He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1959 for thePlayhouse 90 (1956) episode "Child of Our Time" the same year his kid brother Johnny Crawford was Emmy-nominated for playing Chuck Connors son Mark in The Rifleman (1958). Robert, who was also billed as "Bobby Crawford", lost to legend Fred Astaire and was up against such legends as: Mickey Rooney, Paul Muni, Christopher Plummer, and Rod Steiger.
In addition to Laramie, Bobby worked on several other western television shows as well, such as The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, The Rifleman, Zane Grey Theater, Rawhide, Cheyenne, and Gunsmoke.
Although he acted into his mid-20s, at around age 24, through an association with the director George Roy Hill (His father, Robert Crawford Sr. edited Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969), got him into the production side of the business.
“It was the delight of the Reel Cowboys that Bobby Crawford was presented with the Silver Spur Award that he so richly deserves in 2019.”