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Robert Stack ACTOR


Robert Stack was born on January 13th, 1919 in Los Angeles, California with the birth name Robert Langford Modini Stack born to parents Elizabeth and James.  At the age of one his parents divorced and by the age of three his mother took him and relocated to Europe.  His older brother, James Langford Jr. stayed in the United States with his father.  He began his childhood not speaking any English but was fluent in both Italian and French.  When he returned back to the United States at the age of six he had to learn how to speak the language since his parents decided to remarry. 
When Robert completed high school he went on to study drama classes at USC and in 1939 he came upon the Studio at Universal City.  They were in search for their next big star and Robert was chosen to be cast in the film, "First Love" (1939) and he became an overnight success.  For the next ten years of his career, he was mostly cast in western films such as, "Bullfighter and the Lady" (1951).  In 1952 he was cast in the film, "Bwana Devil" which was the first 3-D film and broke box office records.  1954 brought about the suspense thriller "The High and the Mighty" starring with John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Jan Sterling, Phil Harris, Robert Newton, David Brian, Julie Bishop, Paul Kelly, Paul Fix, William Campbell, John Qualen, Regis Toomey, George Cleveland, Douglas Fowley and Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer.
He followed this success with receiving an Academy Award nomination for his role in the film, "Written on the Wind" (1956) which he filmed on loan to Universal.  However, since he was under a contract with 20th Century, they were quite upset with the success he received from that film.   

When his contract with Fox ended he decided to give television acting a try.  He worked on such series as, "The Untouchables" (1959) and the television movie, "The Scarface Mob" (1959).  Robert also wrote a biography called, "Straight Shooting" in 1980.  He worked well into the 90's and had a highly successful acting career.
Robert married only one time to Rosemarie Stack in 1956 and the couple had two children together, Charles and Elizabeth, before he passed away on May 14th, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California after suffering a heart attack. He is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.  


2001 Butt-Ugly Martians
2001 King of the Hill
2001 Killer Bud 
2001 Recess: School's Out 
2000 The Angry Beavers 
2000 H.U.D. 
1999 Sealed with a Kiss 
1999 Recess
1998-1999 Hercules 
1999 Hercules: Zero to Hero 
1997 Diagnosis Murder
1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
1991 The Return of Eliot Ness 
1990 The Fanelli Boys
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano 
1989 Dangerous Curves 
1988 Caddyshack II 
1988 Plain Clothes
1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit 
1987 Falcon Crest 
1986 The Transformers: The Movie 
1986 Big Trouble 
1986 Murder, She Wrote
1985 Midas Valley 
1985 Brothers
1985 Hollywood Wives
1984-1985 Hotel
1984 George Washington 
1983 Uncommon Valor 
1981-1982 Strike Force
1980 The Love Boat 
1980 Airplane!  
1979 1941
1979 Undercover with the KKK 
1978 Un second souffle 
1976-1977 Most Wanted
1976 Police Story 
1975 Murder on Flight 502 
1975 Adventures of the Queen 
1975 The Honorable Sam Houston 
1974 The Strange and Deadly Occurrence 
1968-1971 The Name of the Game
1970 Story of a Woman 
1968 ILaura
1967 The Red Skelton Hour
1967 Action Man 
1967 The Corrupt Ones 
1967 Sail to Glory
1966 Is Paris Burning?
1966 The Lucy Show
1964-1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1965 Memorandum for a Spy 
1963 The Caretakers
1959-1963 The Untouchables
1960 The Last Voyage 
1960 Alcatraz Express 
1959 John Paul Jones 
1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1958 The Gift of Love 
1957 Playhouse 90 
1957 The Tarnished Angels 
1956 Written on the Wind
1956 Producers' Showcase
1956 Great Day in the Morning 
1955 Good Morning, Miss Dove 
1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour 
1955 House of Bamboo 
1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre 
1954 The High and the Mighty 
1954 The Iron Glove 
1953 Conquest of Cochise 
1953 Sabre Jet
1953 War Paint 
1953 Schlitz Playhouse
1952 Bwana Devil 
1952 Hollywood Opening Night
1952 Celanese Theatre
1951 Lux Video Theatre
1951 Lights Out 
1951 My Outlaw Brother 
1951 Bullfighter and the Lady 
1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
1950 Mr. Music 
1948 Fighter Squadron 
1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions
1948 A Date with Judy 
1942 Keeping Fit 
1942 Men of Texas 
1942 Eagle Squadron 
1942 To Be or Not to Be 
1941 Badlands of Dakota 
1941 Nice Girl? 
1940 A Little Bit of Heaven 
1940 The Mortal Storm 
1939 First Love 

Matinee Classics - '1941' starring Dan Dykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Christopher Lee, Tim Matheson, Toshiro Mifune, Warren Oates, Robert Stack, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen, Eddie Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, ianneKay, Slim Pickens, Wendie Jo Sperber, Lionel Stander, Jordan Brian, John Candy, Perry Lang, Patti LuPone, Frank McRae, Steven Mond, Michael McKean, John Landis, Mickey Rourke, Joe Flaherty, Ignatius Wolfington, Lucille Benson, Elisha Cook Jr. and Susan Bac
Matinee Classics - The High and the Mighty starring John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Robert Stack, Laraine Day, Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Jan Sterling, Phil Harris, Robert Newton, David Brian, Paul Kelly, Sidney Blackmer, Julie Bishop, Paul Fix, John Howard, Wally Brown, William Campbell, John Qualen, George Chandler, Joy Kim, Michael Wellman, Regis Toomey, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Robert Keys, William Dewolf, William Schallert, Julie Mitchum, Doe Avedon, Karen Sharpe, John Smith, Robert Eastman and Douglas F
Matinee Classics - The Untouchables
Matinee Classics - Is Paris Burning? starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, Leslie Caron, Kirk Douglas, Glenn Ford, Anthony Perkins, Simone Signoret, Robert Stack and Orson Welles
Matinee Classics - Written on the Wind starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Robert Keith, Grant Williams and Edward Platt
Matinee Classics - My Brother, The Outlaw starring Mickey Rooney, Wanda Hendrix, Robert Preston and Robert Stack
Matinee Classics - Stars in the Air Radio Show
Matinee Classics - Strike Force starring Robert Stack, Trisha Noble, Richard Romanus, Herb Edelman, Michael Goodwin and Dorian Harewood

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