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March 25, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan
Robert Culp, the veteran actor best known for starring with Bill Cosby in the classic 1960s espionage-adventure series "I Spy" and for playing Bob in the 1969 movie "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," died Wednesday morning. He was 79. Culp fell and hit his head while taking a walk outside his Hollywood Hills home. He was found by a jogger who called 911 and was pronounced dead at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Lt. Bob Binder of the Los Angeles Police Department.
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March 26, 2010 | By Greg Braxton
Robert Culp and Bill Cosby knew they were taking a risk in the mid-1960s when the actors teamed up as globe-trotting spies in "I Spy." The NBC series was the first drama in American television to feature an African American actor in a lead role. But making history ultimately was secondary to their impact on each other, according to Cosby, who spoke warmly about his former costar who died unexpectedly this week after taking a fall near his Hollywood Hills home. The men developed a personal bond that extended far beyond their on-screen partnership, and their two-member secret society puzzled, even exasperated, their wives.
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REAL ESTATE
January 28, 1990 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ROBERT CULP, who is working on a pilot for his own show on CBS and with Bill Cosby on a TV movie re-creating their co-starring roles in the 1960s "I Spy" series, has put his home of 14 years on the market. "He and his wife, Candace, are selling because their daughter goes to (elementary) school farther west and they wanted to shorten the commute time for taking her there in the mornings," said a spokeswoman for Fred Sands Realtors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan
Robert Culp, the veteran actor best known for starring with Bill Cosby in the classic 1960s espionage-adventure series "I Spy" and for playing Bob in the 1969 movie "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," died Wednesday morning. He was 79. Culp fell and hit his head while taking a walk outside his Hollywood Hills home. He was found by a jogger who called 911 and was pronounced dead at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Lt. Bob Binder of the Los Angeles Police Department.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2010 | By Greg Braxton
Robert Culp and Bill Cosby knew they were taking a risk in the mid-1960s when the actors teamed up as globe-trotting spies in "I Spy." The NBC series was the first drama in American television to feature an African American actor in a lead role. But making history ultimately was secondary to their impact on each other, according to Cosby, who spoke warmly about his former costar who died unexpectedly this week after taking a fall near his Hollywood Hills home. The men developed a personal bond that extended far beyond their on-screen partnership, and their two-member secret society puzzled, even exasperated, their wives.
NEWS
January 30, 1994 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Culp may grimace at the mention of "Sammy, the Way Out Seal," but a smile comes to his face when he talks about "I Spy." Culp, along with a very young Billy Mumy and a slippery seal, was a star of the Walt Disney-produced comedy "Sammy," which aired more than 30 years ago on Uncle Walt's NBC series "The Wonderful World of Color." A lot of baby boomers probably got their first glimpse of the actor in "Sammy." But Culp, now 63, doesn't see it as his finest hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2007 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
Actor Robert Culp and real estate agent Aaron Leider filed a lawsuit Thursday as taxpayers against John Lewis, the director of the Los Angeles Zoo, and the city of Los Angeles to stop construction of a $40-million elephant exhibit and bar the zoo from keeping elephants on the grounds. "We want them to close the existing exhibits, acquire no more elephants and spend the money more wisely," said attorney David Casselman, who is handling the case pro bono.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2007 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
Actor Robert Culp and real estate agent Aaron Leider filed a lawsuit Thursday as taxpayers against John Lewis, the director of the Los Angeles Zoo, and the city of Los Angeles to stop construction of a $40-million elephant exhibit and bar the zoo from keeping elephants on the grounds. "We want them to close the existing exhibits, acquire no more elephants and spend the money more wisely," said attorney David Casselman, who is handling the case pro bono.
NEWS
January 30, 1994 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Culp may grimace at the mention of "Sammy, the Way Out Seal," but a smile comes to his face when he talks about "I Spy." Culp, along with a very young Billy Mumy and a slippery seal, was a star of the Walt Disney-produced comedy "Sammy," which aired more than 30 years ago on Uncle Walt's NBC series "The Wonderful World of Color." A lot of baby boomers probably got their first glimpse of the actor in "Sammy." But Culp, now 63, doesn't see it as his finest hour.
REAL ESTATE
January 28, 1990 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ROBERT CULP, who is working on a pilot for his own show on CBS and with Bill Cosby on a TV movie re-creating their co-starring roles in the 1960s "I Spy" series, has put his home of 14 years on the market. "He and his wife, Candace, are selling because their daughter goes to (elementary) school farther west and they wanted to shorten the commute time for taking her there in the mornings," said a spokeswoman for Fred Sands Realtors.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 1987 | DAVID CROOK and DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, tennis-playing co-stars of the '60s television series "I Spy," will once again trade volleys and one-liners for a feature-length film by the same name. Filming is scheduled to begin in April but Warner Bros. has given no indication when it expects "I Spy" to hit the screen. Culp hasn't finished the script.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
One of television's more offbeat spy-guy teams--"I Spy's" Robert Culp and Bill Cosby--returns to the small screen tonight after a 20-year absence. Culp will make a guest appearance on the Cos' NBC series "The Cosby Show" as Scott Kelly, an old friend of Cliff Huxtable (Cosby). But it didn't come easy: Culp, who hadn't done comedy before a live audience in 30 years, said: "My timing was horrible. I was stepping on my laughs. But the kids on the show, they never missed a beat.
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