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 Posted:   Mar 9, 2023 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   .   (Member)

Career goes back as far as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, in which he played the kid selling Humphrey Bogart his winning lottery ticket.
Passed away aged 89.

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2023 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I know we should show respect for the dead so I'll keep this one to myself.

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2023 - 8:42 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

He was supposed to always be Baretta to me, but later in life he became the old guy who may have killed his wife. That's tragic.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2023 - 9:39 PM   
 By:   .   (Member)

I just read that the wife he was accused of murdering had been married TEN TIMES.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 12:33 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I really only know him from his brilliant, chilly performance in LOST HIGHWAY.

But I have to admit -- I thought he had passed years ago, and I even seem to remember reading an obit from way back when. Must have confused it with something else, perhaps the whole murder case thing. A shame, though, he was so good in LOST HIGHWAY, I would have loved to see him in more movies subsequently.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 12:48 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

I didnt know about his later years trial to comment, but that aside, as a young actor he was superb in Tell Them Willie Boy is here and Electra Glide in Blue. His physical performance and movement in Willie Boy was Steve McQueen level.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 3:30 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

As Mickey Gubitosi, he was one of the Our Gang kids when MGM took over production from Hal Roach. His appearances on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON were amazing. In the end, yet another of Hollywood's ignominious characters.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

By the time Blake joined Our Gang, the series was already in a decline, in which it became moralistic rather than funny.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I only know him from Baretta, its theme song and the parrot. I don't know anything about his personal life so can't comment. RIP.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I know we should show respect for the dead so I'll keep this one to myself.


But you didn't.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I have indeed, kept it to myself.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I have indeed, kept it to myself.


Keeping it to yourself, by definition, would be to have not posted it.
roll eyes

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)


Keeping it to yourself, by definition, would be to have not posted it.
roll eyes


Posted what, exactly? A comment to be respectful towards the dead?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

You should see him jitterbugging as a little kid with the Gang in “Time Out For Lessons.”

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 6:46 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Posted what, exactly? A comment to be respectful towards the dead?


Land Of Goshen, do you really need it spelled out for you?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

His appearances on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON were amazing.
Yeah. Can still see him wielding the fake cigarette when he was trying to kick the habit.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Anyhoo, I used to watch "Baretta" occasionally during its first run, and I enjoyed it.
There was not really anything else about Blake on my radar since then, until the whole trial business.
As far as that goes, well, lets just say there did not seem to be a whole lot of virtue anywhere about.

But regardless, RIP.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2023 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   shureman   (Member)

I believe he was in Jack Benny’s surreal comedy THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT (1945)…

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2023 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

He played Little Beaver in the Red Rider feature films.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2023 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

The first movie title that comes to mind whenever I hear or read the name Robert Blake is Money Train. He was quite good as an asshole.

 
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