Farewell, Robert Culp

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This one hits hard. Robert Culp was so cool, no more so than when he teamed with Bill Cosby on one of my favorite series, “I Spy.” But he was great to watch wherever he popped up. (I’ll always have a soft spot for him on “The Greatest American Hero.”)

Culp died following a fall this morning at the age of 79, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Here’s a link to the premiere episode of “I Spy.” And below is a 2007 interview Culp gave the Archive of American Television talking about Cosby and the series.

And down here, Culp talks about “Hero.”

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  1. nobleone says:

    Robert Culp distinguised himself playing murderers on a handful of Columbo TV shows. Particularly, one as a private detective who bumps off a client’s wife in a blackmail scheme. Similarly, in another he kills the owner of a sports team by knocking him unconscious in a swimming pool with a block of ice. Of course Columbo figured out that Culp was the murderer in about 90 seconds after meeting him, but the ensuing cat-and-mouse made for irrestible TV. Too bad about Robert Culp’s demise today. RIP!

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