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Old 03-24-2010, 06:18 PM
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Default "I Spy" star dies

Robert Culp passed away at 79.

Seems like they're dropping like flies lately.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:09 PM
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Robert Culp used to be Hobie Gilman in the Great TV western "Trackdown" he played a Ranger and it was a great western . Jeff
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:19 PM
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Oh, my gosh. First Fess Parker, now Robert Culp, one of the most under-appreciated actors ever. You were great, Mr. Culp. Your co-star in I Spy, Bill Cosby, once said you taught him everything he knew about acting.
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Man, I hate that. I remember him in Greatest American Hero. I was a kid back then and I used to love that show, corny as it was. I have the episodes on DVD. Great guy.
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If you ever get a chance to watch the movie "Outrage", do so. From 1973 Culp plays a man who moves into a gated community with his family that seems to have a teenage gang problem. Don't want to give it away, but watch it if you ever get the chance. RIP, Mr. Culp.
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R.I.P.,Robert. They ARE dropping like flies.
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I did like I Spy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Spy_(1965_TV_series), like The Man From U.N.C.L.E more. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Hi:
If I recall correctly Hobie Gilman (Robert Culp) in "Trackdown" used a S&W .44 B/T (#3?).
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If you ever get a chance to watch the movie "Outrage", do so. From 1973 Culp plays a man who moves into a gated community with his family that seems to have a teenage gang problem. Don't want to give it away, but watch it if you ever get the chance. RIP, Mr. Culp.
I remember that. Like you, not to give it away, but I believe it involved some kicking butt and taking names. Dang, 1973. Was it that long ago?
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I am really sorry to learn this. Culp was a guy I kept hoping would get some decent comeback cameos in modern films, but he seems to have been content with light roles in episodes of TV shows I didn't watch.

I want to give a tip of the hat to Culp's underappreciated movie, "Hickey and Boggs." He directed in addition to taking a lead role. He and Cosby played against type by taking on roles that were a long way from their "I Spy" characters. Kind of dated in its themes and settings, but still some great dialog from a couple of deadpan, cynical burned-out semi-losers who still foolishly believe that the world can be a better place than it is.

I also liked his portrayal of the gunslinger with weak eyes in "Hannie Caulder," an otherwise forgettable western with Raquel Welch eventually taking revenge on Ernest Borgnine.

Farewell, Hoby. There were a lot of westerns on late-'50s TV, but Trackdown is one of the few that I remember with appreciation.

I don't even want to mention remaining actors whose screen presence I liked because I am afraid I might jinx them.
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I really enjoyed "I Spy" growing up. May he rest in peace.
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I watched him in "The Pelican Brief" just yesterday and hadn't even heard the news of his passing. And yes, I remember I Spy also.... RIP.

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I just saw him a month ago at our local city council meeting...he looked so vibrant for his age...he'll be missed...RIP Bob.
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Come on, now! Absolutely nothing with Raquel Welch in it is forgettable!
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I remember the "I Spy" series with Cosby very well. Culp was a good actor and apparently not riddled with the usual Hollywood scandals over the years. He'll be missed. R.I.P.
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I think he was a "gun guy". He carried a 1911 in several of his roles and a long barreled M-29 in "Hickey and Boggs, and I'd like to see that movie again.
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