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Actor Robert Stack Dies at 84
FOX NEWS ^ | May 15, 2003

Posted on 05/15/2003 1:17:43 PM PDT by tuna_battle_slight_return

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:36:21 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

LOS ANGELES Robert Stack, whose granite-eyed stare and menacing baritone spelled trouble for television's fictional criminals in The Untouchables and real ones in Unsolved Mysteries, died at his home. He was 84.

Stack's wife Rosemarie found him slumped over at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. He died of heart failure, she said. The actor had undergone radiation treatment for prostate cancer in October.


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: mysteries; obituary; robert; robertstack; stack; unsolved

1 posted on 05/15/2003 1:17:43 PM PDT by tuna_battle_slight_return
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2 posted on 05/15/2003 1:23:23 PM PDT by William McKinley (Our differences are politics. Our agreements are principles.)
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To: William McKinley
He died a better death than Elliot Ness who died an alcoholic in an alley. Ness either froze or basically died of malnutrition.
3 posted on 05/15/2003 1:28:19 PM PDT by U S Army EOD (Served in Korea, Vietnam and still fighting America's enemies on Home Front)
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To: U S Army EOD
Why, there's people dying today that have never died before.
4 posted on 05/15/2003 1:32:52 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage
And many people who will die in the future that are actually still living.
5 posted on 05/15/2003 1:35:12 PM PDT by U S Army EOD (Served in Korea, Vietnam and still fighting America's enemies on Home Front)
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To: U S Army EOD
For some strange reason, I can still remember him in Eagle Squadron, about Spitfires in the Battle of Briton. It had to be in the very early 40s.
6 posted on 05/15/2003 1:39:15 PM PDT by NJJ
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To: tuna_battle_slight_return
I loved Robert Stack in "Airplane!" and his Taco Bell commercials were good, too.

A lot of people don't know that Robert Stack was also a national champion shooter. I don't know exactly what gun(s) or ranges, but he won nationals in at least one category. I saw a documentary about him. He has a shooting trophy room that you can't believe. I'll see if I can find a link.

7 posted on 05/15/2003 1:40:12 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: tuna_battle_slight_return
"A good shot is a good man. You meet the nicest people at shooting sports events."

— Robert Stack

8 posted on 05/15/2003 1:43:57 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: NJJ
Yep, I saw that movie. But the "Untouchables" is really what made him.
9 posted on 05/15/2003 1:44:37 PM PDT by U S Army EOD (Served in Korea, Vietnam and still fighting America's enemies on Home Front)
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To: tuna_battle_slight_return
(After apprehending Butt-head.)

Agent Fleming ( voice of Robert Stack ):
"Agent Hurley, I want you to give this scumbag a cavity search! I'm talking Roto-Rooter! Don't stop until you reach the back of his teeth!"

-"Beavis and Butt-head Do America"

He will be missed.
10 posted on 05/15/2003 1:56:04 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Stack was a national champion trap and skeet shooter.
11 posted on 05/15/2003 1:58:05 PM PDT by tomswiftjr
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To: tomswiftjr
Right on.
12 posted on 05/15/2003 2:02:41 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: tomswiftjr
Stack was a national champion trap and skeet shooter.

thanks for posting -- photos of Stack at trap/skeet events appeared
in NRA publications more than a few times
13 posted on 05/15/2003 2:06:59 PM PDT by VOA
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To: tuna_battle_slight_return
Unsolved Mysteries, true stories of crime and mysterious disappearances, brought Stack
back to TV in 1988, and the popular show continued through the late '90s.


If I saw one hour of television in a week...it was "Unsolved Mysteries".
So long to one of the good guys.
14 posted on 05/15/2003 2:08:57 PM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA
Amen!
15 posted on 05/15/2003 2:13:20 PM PDT by Amore (I hate tag lines)
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To: VOA
I loved that show. It had murder mysteries and occassionally some interesting paranormal stuff. I am surprised Stack was 84.
16 posted on 05/15/2003 2:17:21 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel!)
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To: tuna_battle_slight_return
What! No mention of his role as the juvenile lead in To Be or Not to Be (1942)?
17 posted on 05/15/2003 6:42:31 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Paging Nehemiah Scudder:The Crazy Years are peaking. America is ready for you.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
YEAHHH I remember that plot of the movie

I do remember mostly from Airplane and Caddyshack and Unsolved Mystries I LOVE THAT SHOW BACK IN DA DAY
18 posted on 05/15/2003 7:55:13 PM PDT by SevenofNine (Not everybody in it for truth, justice, and the American way=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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