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« on: February 09, 2020, 02:11:49 AM »

ONE of the greatest TV action heroes of all time has passed away at age 84.  Robert Conrad was, like Bill Shatner, both handsome and a talented actor.  Unlike Shatner, Conrad was a legit stunt man who nearly died doing some of his own stunts.

He got his start, oddly enough, visiting James Dean's grave where he met Hollywood actor Nick Adams - who partied with Elvis & Dean and would soon OD - who told him to move out west to try his luck.

Conrad was soon cast in dozens of TV shows and movies, but made his biggest impression as Jim West in THE WILD WILD WEST, when he became an over-night sensation.  So good was he as stunts on that show, he would be inducted into the stunt man hall of fame.

He tough guy persona made him perfect for commercials, the most famous of which was for Eveready batteries, which became so popular that just about everyone parodied them.

He was also the star of Baa Baa Blacksheep, a WWII fighter pilot drama.

I loved WWW, and I loved him in it.  For TV stars, he's really only 2nd to Shatner in my heart.

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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 10:16:16 AM »

It's gonna be a long year.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 01:20:22 PM »

There's a WILD WILD WEST marathon all day/night today on the OTA channel Decades (local 2.5 over the air).  Amazing how many great guest stars it had.

Also how many of the people associated with the show later worked on STAR TREK.



https://www.decades.com/schedule/

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