Robert Stack

Robert Stack


Robert Stack
Film: North side of the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Jan. 13, 1919 in Los Angeles, CA
Died May 14, 2003 of heart failure in Bel-Air, Calif.

A handsome, steely eyed actor, Robert Stack had a long career in films before achieving his greatest success playing legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness in the 1960s TV series "The Untouchables."

Stack made his screen debut in 1939 at age 20. The film was "First Love," a Cinderella story starring singing sensation Deanna Durbin. As Durbin's Prince Charming, Stack generated international headlines by giving the teenage singer her first screen kiss.

Stack, who appeared in more than 70 films, received a supporting actor Oscar nomination for "Written on the Wind," a 1956 melodrama starring Lauren Bacall and Rock Hudson.

His starring role as Ness in "The Untouchables," which ran from 1959 to 1963, earned Stack an Emmy in 1960.

Stack went on to star in three other TV series, "The Name of the Game" (1968-71), "Most Wanted" (1976-77) and "Strike Force" (1981-82), as well as hosting "Unsolved Mysteries" from 1987 to 2002.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1956 Best Supporting Actor Written on the Wind Nomination

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