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May 16, 2003 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Robert Stack, the handsome, steely eyed actor who had a long career in films before achieving his greatest success playing legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness in the 1960s TV series "The Untouchables," has died. He was 84. Stack, who later had an even longer run on television as the deadpan host of "Unsolved Mysteries," died of heart failure Wednesday afternoon at his home in Bel-Air. He had undergone radiation treatment for prostate cancer in October.
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August 29, 2011
His beat included 'Police Story' Popular novelist Joseph Wambaugh burst on the literary scene while working as a detective with the LAPD with his 1971 novel, "The New Centurions," followed by such bestsellers as "The Blue Knight" and "The Choirboys. " In 1973, he created the Emmy Award-winning NBC anthology series "Police Story," which ran until 1978. On Tuesday, Shout! Factory is releasing the first season of the series, a precursor to such cop shows as NBC's "Hill Street Blues" and ABC's "NYPD Blue.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1985
Actor Robert Stack, whose credits range from "The Untouchables" to the recent "Hollywood Wives," will be honored by Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters at a luncheon Friday at the Sportsmen's Lodge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2003 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Robert Stack, the handsome, steely eyed actor who had a long career in films before achieving his greatest success playing legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness in the 1960s TV series "The Untouchables," has died. He was 84. Stack, who later had an even longer run on television as the deadpan host of "Unsolved Mysteries," died of heart failure Wednesday afternoon at his home in Bel-Air. He had undergone radiation treatment for prostate cancer in October.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2011
His beat included 'Police Story' Popular novelist Joseph Wambaugh burst on the literary scene while working as a detective with the LAPD with his 1971 novel, "The New Centurions," followed by such bestsellers as "The Blue Knight" and "The Choirboys. " In 1973, he created the Emmy Award-winning NBC anthology series "Police Story," which ran until 1978. On Tuesday, Shout! Factory is releasing the first season of the series, a precursor to such cop shows as NBC's "Hill Street Blues" and ABC's "NYPD Blue.
SPORTS
June 17, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
For those who want to prove they are conservationists, the Society for the Conservation of Bighorn Sheep has a project planned for the July 4 weekend: counting bighorns in the desert. "We're looking for people who have four-wheel drive and are desert-savvy," Dick Conti of the SCBS says. The Chuckwalla, Sheephole, Turtle and Chocolate Mountains are less than lovely at that time of year, but there is purpose to this midsummer madness: the hotter the better.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 1987 | LIBBY SLATE
When Robert Stack attended the opening-night performance of "La Boheme" Tuesday in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center, the 68-year-old actor was more than just another of the opening-night glitterati. Stack and his family are historically connected to the popular Puccini work that launched the second home-grown season of Los Angeles Music Center Opera: It was Stack's grandfather who was responsible for the United States premiere of "Boheme" 90 years ago next month in Los Angeles.
NEWS
August 13, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Phil Harris, the bandleader who became famous by portraying himself as a flashy, hard-drinking musician on the old Jack Benny radio show, died late Friday. He was 89. His wife of 54 years, former actress Alice Faye, and daughter, Phyllis Harris, were at his side at their Rancho Mirage home, said family spokesman Jewel Baxter.
MAGAZINE
September 12, 1993 | Jonathan Littman, Jonathan Littman is the author of "Once Upon a Time in Computerland." Cyberpunks can reach him on the Internet at jlittman@well.sf.ca.us
Today is the day!" squealed disc jockey Rick Dees. "This is song number one, 'Escapade,' by Janet Jackson. If it is followed by 'Love Shack' by the B-52's and 'Kiss' by Prince, you could be caller number 102 and win a brand new $50,000 Porsche!" KIIS-FM called it "Win a Porsche by Friday": eight Porsches--about $400,000 worth of steel, leather and status--given away, one a week. You could hardly live or work in Los Angeles without being caught up in the frenzy.
SPORTS
June 17, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
For those who want to prove they are conservationists, the Society for the Conservation of Bighorn Sheep has a project planned for the July 4 weekend: counting bighorns in the desert. "We're looking for people who have four-wheel drive and are desert-savvy," Dick Conti of the SCBS says. The Chuckwalla, Sheephole, Turtle and Chocolate Mountains are less than lovely at that time of year, but there is purpose to this midsummer madness: the hotter the better.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 1987 | LIBBY SLATE
When Robert Stack attended the opening-night performance of "La Boheme" Tuesday in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center, the 68-year-old actor was more than just another of the opening-night glitterati. Stack and his family are historically connected to the popular Puccini work that launched the second home-grown season of Los Angeles Music Center Opera: It was Stack's grandfather who was responsible for the United States premiere of "Boheme" 90 years ago next month in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1985
Actor Robert Stack, whose credits range from "The Untouchables" to the recent "Hollywood Wives," will be honored by Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters at a luncheon Friday at the Sportsmen's Lodge.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
And the Nominees Are. . .: Jane Seymour and Robert Stack will join Leo Chaloukian, president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, to announce the nominees for the 44th annual prime-time Emmy Awards on Thursday at 5:30 a.m. at the academy in North Hollywood. The Emmys will air from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Aug. 30 on Fox.
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