A legend among legends, Robert Stack, star of TV’s “The Untouchables”, but better known these days [as unfortunate as that may be] as the host of “Unsolved Mysteries”, died Wednesday at the age of 84.
Stack was found dead at his Los Angeles area home. He had a heart ailment and had been suffering from prostate cancer, his family told the Associated Press.
Stack made his film debut in “First Love" (1939), bestowing on young singing star Deanna Durbin a much-ballyhooed screen kiss. He later puckered up to Elizabeth Taylor in the film “"A Date With Judy" (1948)”.
Stack’s other credits over the years included "The Mortal Storm" (1940), "To Be or Not to Be" (1942) and Budd Boetticher’s "The Bullfighter and the Lady”. He later recived an Academy Award Nomination for his portrayl of the wealthy, alcoholic and impotent husband of Lauren Bacall in Douglas Sirk’s "Written on the Wind."
But perhaps the role Stack became best known for her was that of Prohibition-era crime-fighter Eliot Ness in "The Untouchables," which ran on ABC from 1959 to 1963 – he won an Emmy for his work in the show.
More recently, he gained prominence as the host of the long-running “Unsolved Mysteries”, whilst appearing in such films as “Caddyshack II”, “Flying High” and “Baseketball”.
Our condolences go out to his wife, Rosemarie Bowe Stack, and their two children.
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