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Robert Culp, RIP



http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...wood-home.html

Actor Robert Culp dies after falling at his Hollywood home
March 24, 2010 | 2:02 pm

Actor Robert Culp, best known for his role as an international tennis star and globe-trotting secret agent in the hit 1960s television series "I Spy," died Wednesday morning after a fall at his Hollywood home, authorities said.

The 79-year-old actor was rushed to Queen of Angels hospital shortly after 11 a.m. after hitting his head while taking a walk outside his home in the 1800 block of El Cerrito Place, said LAPD Lt. Bob Binder. He was found by a jogger who called 911, and paramedics, patrol officers and detectives responded to the scene.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. A preliminary investigation found "that his death is accidental and there appears to be no sign of foul play," Binder said. An autopsy by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office is pending.

Culp broke into Hollywood in the late 1950s but catapulted to fame playing Kelly Robinson in the hourlong 1965-68 espionage series "I Spy," which was shot in exotic locales around the world.

Besides its popularity, the show also broke the color barrier for dramatic television series as the first noncomedy series to star an African American actor, Bill Cosby.

Off screen, Culp has been active in civic causes, most recently in his efforts to oppose construction of an elephant exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo.

In 2007, the actor joined with real estate agent Aaron Leider in filing a lawsuit against zoo director John Lewis and the city to stop construction of a $42-million elephant exhibit and bar the zoo from keeping elephants there, accusing authorities at the facility of withholding medical care from the animals and keeping them cramped in small places.

Last year, after temporarily halting construction on the elephant exhibit amid a fierce debate, the city council voted to go ahead with the project as planned.

A full obituary is coming shortly from The Times.
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Rip
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Oooo...


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Re: Robert Culp, RIP

Checked the list of things he's been in...he's made appearances in lots of my favorite shows over the years.
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That is so sad
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Re: Robert Culp, RIP

Here's how I'll always remember him:
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^

RIP Bill Maxwell
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Re: Robert Culp, RIP

is it sad that i only know him from this?
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video is safe for work as its heavily edited
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Here's how I'll always remember him:
Scenario.
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Peter Graves, Robert Culp, ...... who's next, Ernest Borgnine?
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nah, the masturbation will keep him going
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I remember a tv movie he was in called Spectre that was written and produced by Gene Roddenberry and really enjoyed it, don't know is it available on DVD.
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Damn.

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Here's how I'll always remember him:
This.

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Here's how I'll always remember him:
First I ever heard of him. But, he was in many other shows/movies I saw.

RIP Bob
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Re: Robert Culp, RIP

He was a 3 time murderer on Columbo. Along with Patrick McGoohan I think the only 3 time villain. RIP
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I loved him in Airplane!


I always got him and Robert Stack mixed up. Am I the only one?
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Re: Robert Culp, RIP

I always liked Robert Culp. He was a good actor. I'll always remember him for Greatest American Hero, but he did a lot of stuff over the years.

R.I.P.
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Re: Robert Culp, RIP

Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
I love his evil characters in the Columbo series. He will be missed.

RIP
Originally Posted by Mr.Briggs View Post
He was a 3 time murderer on Columbo. Along with Patrick McGoohan I think the only 3 time villain. RIP
The late Jack Cassidy played three murderers in Columbo.

According to IMDB, McGoohan, who died last year, played four.

I'm not sure what this means for two-timers such as William Shatner i.e. will he survive 2011?

Culp was a great villain, by the way. So condescending to Columbo prior to being caught out. Now he'll be looking down on us all...
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Re: Robert Culp, RIP

Originally Posted by Mr.Briggs View Post
He was a 3 time murderer on Columbo. RIP
That's what I immediately thought of: as one of Columbo's greatest rivals.

And IIRC, he made a fourth appearance on the new Columbo, but not as the murderer.

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Yep, I loved his appearances in Columbo. A bit too young to remember I Spy, although I do plan to buy those DVDs someday.

Remember him best as Agent Bill Maxwell, and most recently liked him as Raymond's father-in-law.
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