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Sunday, February 09, 2020

Actor Robert Conrad, best known for 1960s and '70s television series "The Wild, Wild West," "Baa Baa Black Sheep" and "Hawaiian Eye," died Saturday in Malibu, California, of heart failure, a spokesman for his family said. He was 84.




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He always struck me as, "Hey, I look like Tony Curtis". But I did like him in WWW. I also like Will Smith's revival.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-02-09 02:17 AM | Reply

Wow Jim West is gone. "Wild Wild West" was one of my favorites too when I was a kid.

Kirk Douglas died last Wednesday, Feb 5th and then Orson Bean was struck by a car last Friday evening and killed , he was 91. And Robert Conrad dead at 85 on Saturday.

You talk about "they die in 3's" myth.

#2 | Posted by shane at 2020-02-09 12:59 PM | Reply

I'm sad, he was one of my idols as a kid. I loved the Wild Wild West, my friends and I would olay it for hours. Black Sheep Squadron got me hooked on WWII aviation history. I spent hours building models of the Corsair, the Mustanng, P38, B17, etc. It's like a piece of my childhood died. I really dread the day I read about Bill Shatner's death.

#3 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-02-09 07:44 PM | Reply

Damn. I was in the third MAW, VMFP-3 when Baa baa black sheep came out. We were glued to the TV every week.

#4 | Posted by willowby at 2020-02-09 10:35 PM | Reply

Robert Conrad was absolutely the coolest guy on TV when I was a kid. Me and my bro couldn't get enough of the Wild Wild West, brilliantly supported by Ross Martin. I dare you to say one bad thing about him.

#5 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2020-02-10 11:43 AM | Reply

Loved me some Baa Baa Black Sheep reruns in the 80s.

That being said, Conrad was a runt and even as a kid I thought his tough guy act was lame.
I wanted to jump through the tv and knock his head and the battery off his tiny shoulders, and I was 10...

His casket is probably a match box.

#6 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2020-02-10 12:54 PM | Reply

I got to meet Robert a few times at a motion picture studio I use to work at in San Francisco. I once got to tell him that his car just got towed. I loved Wild Wild West as a kid and it was cool to see his rather short self stomping about the studio.

#7 | Posted by tknees at 2020-02-10 01:48 PM | Reply

He's not dead. The drawing frames have simply gone stationary.

#8 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-02-10 04:11 PM | Reply

His casket is probably a match box.


Wrong again laser breath. Read his bio. He was small, 5 foot 7, but tough as nails.

#9 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2020-02-10 06:36 PM | Reply


Shouldn't that be "laser brain"?

As in, "I don't know where you get your delusions, laser brain."

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-02-10 06:41 PM | Reply

--He was small, 5 foot 7, but tough as nails.

So approximately a foot taller than Mikey Bloomberg.

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-02-10 06:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He suffered from napoleon's disease.

5'7" in heels.

#12 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2020-02-10 08:53 PM | Reply

He met his second wife when he emceed a miss teenage pageant which she won.

#13 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2020-02-10 09:16 PM | Reply

Actually "laser breath" was local slang from my childhood neighborhood, originally given to a guy who had the worse breath in history.

#14 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2020-02-11 06:02 PM | Reply

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