Wednesday, March 24, 2010

RIP Robert Culp

Robert Culp of television's "I Spy" and "Greatest American Hero" dies after fall at his home.

Actor Robert Culp, whose signature roles were on two especially heroic television shows, "I Spy" and "The Greatest American Hero," has died.

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 this morning, March 24, 2010 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 starred as Thomas Luther Price along side of Raquel Welch in "Hannie Caulder" (1971).

1 comment:

  1. He was great in the movie, "Hannie Caulder". Robert Culp was no stranger to Westerns when he did that film. Prior to "Hannie Caulder", he had his own Western TV series called, "Trackdown" where he played the role of Hoby Gilman. He named his ranch "Trackdown Ranch" after the show and owned it for 38 years from 1960 to 1998 when he sold it. It included an indoor pool, a taxidermy, a large gun collection, and some Western memorabilia. The new owner of the property is Lenny Ball who bought the place in 2012.