Veteran actor Robert Conrad, very best recognized for taking part in Secret Provider agent James West in 1960s’ CBS collection “The Wild Wild West”, has died on the age of 84.
“He lived a perfectly lengthy lifestyles and whilst the circle of relatives is saddened by means of his passing, he’ll reside endlessly of their hearts,” circle of relatives spokesman Jeff Ballard informed Folks mag.
Conrad died of center failure in Malibu, California, rather less than a month prior to his 85th birthday, Ballard added.
Born in Chicago, Illinois on March 1, 1935, Conrad got here to Los Angeles in 1958 and located quick luck courtesy a routine function on 1959 TV display “Hawaiian Eye”.
His subsequent display used to be “The Wild Wild West” (1965 – 1969) and Conrad’s efficiency as James West used to be well-received by means of the target audience.
Conrad additionally starred as real-life Global Warfare II pilot Primary Greg “Pappy” Boyington on NBC’s 1976-78 duration drama “Baa Baa Black Sheep”, some of the first collection created by means of Stephen J. Cannell.
The actor, a Chicago local, then went directly to reprise his function of James West in “Extra Wild Wild West”, the TV film spin-off of “The Wild Wild West”.
Conrad’s movie credit come with “Murph the Surf”, “The Girl in Purple” and “Samurai Cowboy”. His final movie used to be 2002’s in “Lifeless Above Floor”.
He additionally recorded a number of albums in his occupation beneath the title Bob Conrad.
Conrad is survived by means of 18 grandchildren and 8 youngsters, shared with ex-wives LaVelda Fann and Joan Kenlay.
A non-public memorial carrier is scheduled for March 1.
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