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Robert Stack

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Biography

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Source: Wikipedia

Robert Stack (born Charles Langford Modini Stack, January 13, 1919 – May 14, 2003) was an American actor, sportsman, and television host. In addition to acting in more than 40 feature films, he starred in the 1959–63 ABC-TV hit television series The Untouchables, for which he won the 1960 Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series, and later hosted Unsolved Mysteries from 1987 until 2002. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Written on the Wind in 1956.

Fact file

  • Born: Charles Langford Modini Stack January 13, 1919 Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Died: May 14, 2003 (aged 84) Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, Los Angeles
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1939–2003
  • Spouse(s): Rosemarie Bowe (m. 1956–2003)
  • Children: Elizabeth Stack Charles Stack

Read more about Robert Stack at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

On DVD: ‘The Untouchables’ TV Series: Old-School Gangster Trapping
NY Times TV, 2016-08-05 11:44:13
Eliot Ness (Robert Stack) and his trusty band of Treasury investigators pursue the mob and other wrongdoers in this period-drama box set.

Was Eliot Ness a hero or Hollywood-inspired myth?
Yahoo Entertainment, 2014-01-28 19:41:34
CHICAGO (AP) — In the pantheon of Chicago crime fighters, nobody has the worldwide reputation of Eliot Ness.

Paul Picerni, Actor in ‘The Untouchables,’ Dies at 88
NY Times TV, 2011-01-25 04:20:30
Paul Picerni, left, as Lee Hobson, with Robert Stack, as Eliot Ness, federal law-enforcement agents in the 1960s television series “The Untouchables.”

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