Thursday, March 25, 2010
Robert Culp (August 16, 1930- March 24, 2010).
At 21, Culp made his Broadway debut in He Who Gets Slapped. Within six years, he was starring in his own TV Western, Trackdown. Culp began writing scripts for The Rifleman and Gunsmoke. He performed on the big screen for the first time in 1963, in the film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1968). In 1965, Culp and Bill Cosby were co-starred on the TV series I Spy. During I Spy's three seasons, Culp made his directorial debut in the 1972 theatrical feature Hickey and Boggs, in which he was reunited with Cosby. He then performed in the role of CIA chief Bill Maxwell on the weekly show, The Greatest American Hero (1980-1982), and played character roles as the President in The Pelican Brief (1993). Culp co-starred with Cosby for a 1994 I Spy TV-movie reunion. He will be greatly missed.
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