Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Robert Culp of "I Spy" Fame, Dead at 79.
Robert Culp, a well-known TV and movie star, died today at the age of 79. He was probably best known as a co-star with Bill Cosby on the TV show "I Spy." The show was considered ground-breaking in the 1960s for portraying a black and white lead actor, co-stars, as co-workers and personal friends, at a time when segregation was still the norm in this country. Culp and Cosby remained lifelong friends. Culp also starred in "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice" with Dyan Cannon, Elliot Gould and Natalie Wood, and "Sundays in New York" with Jane Fonda, Cliff Robertson and Rod Taylor.