R.I.P. Robert Stack

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  1. Scott Weinberg

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    He was 84. Probably best known for his work in TV's The Untouchables and (much more recently) Unsolved Mysteries.

    Veteran of dozens of films, to me he'll always be General Stillwell in Steven Spielberg's 1941.

    Hell of a good actor.

    RIP Mr. Stack.
     
  2. Nick Sievers

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    Sad news, all the best to his family.

    RIP Robert you will be missed.
     
  3. Tim Glover

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    He was also terrific in Airplane, The Movie.

    RIP, Mr. Stack.
     
  4. Ricardo C

    Ricardo C Producer

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    Farewell, Mr. Stack [​IMG]
     
  5. Brook K

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    Condolences to his family.

    Excellent work in Douglas Sirk's Written On The Wind
     
  6. Dennis Pagoulatos

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    Wow, I had no idea he was 84 already! He looked like he was still in his 60's! He will definitely be missed...he was awesome in "Beavis and Butthead Do America" [​IMG] And Airplane! as well...RIP Mr. Stack!

    "Give us the unit!"

    "Why does everybody wanna see my schlong?"

    [​IMG]

    -Dennis
     
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    Another of my favorites gone. [​IMG]

    Goodbye Mr. Stack.
     
  8. Steve Christou

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    Sad news, Stack was famous as Eliot Ness in classic tv series 'The Untouchables',
    and was great in 'Airplane' as Rex Kramer punching and kicking people out of his way at the airport.

    RIP Robert.[​IMG]
     
  9. streeter

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    Sad to hear that. I always thought he was a good actor.

    Several years ago, I went to the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam. It appears that she was a fan of Mr. Stack as well - she had newspaper photographs of him pinned on the wall.
    Had I ever been given the opportunity to ask Robert Stack a question, I would have asked him if he knew about that.
     
  10. Peter Kline

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    Sad news. Mr. Stack started in films in the 40s. He was perenially young -looking and was one of a kind. RIP. A list of his films is here.
     
  11. Steve_Knutzen

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    Every time I see a bunch of religious people beaten in an airport, I'll think of Robert Stack.

    Thanks for the memories.
     
  12. oscar_merkx

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    RIP
     
  13. Karl_Luph

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    He will always be remembered as being a man of class, strong moral fiber,and conviction. I can honestly say I never heard a bad thing about him. That's very rare for a Hollywood actor these days. As someone else said in a previous post, thanks for all the memories.
     
  14. Tony Whalen

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    Sad news indeed. RIP Mr. Stack.
     
  15. Gary->dee

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    I picked up 1941 recently. I like to think that Robert Stack is watching Dumbo in that great theater in the sky.
     
  16. Jack Briggs

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    Sorry to hear about this. He will be missed.
     
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    "Do you know what it's like, to get kicked in the head, with an iron boot?! No, of course not. No one does. That never happens. That's a dumb question, Ted. Skip that."

    Just trying to bring in a ray of optimism in an otherwise sad thread. [​IMG]

    Robert Stack R.I.P.
     
  18. Bill Street

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    I grew up watching The Untouchables as a kid (in re-runs... I'm not *that* old...) and I always thought Eliot Ness was the coolest hero around!

    RIP Robert Stack
     
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    I'll always remember him for hosting the TV series 'Unsolved Mysteries'. He had a great voice and demeanor. RIP.
     
  20. Danny Tse

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    I remember watching Mr. Stack as Elliot Ness in "The Untouchables" when I was a kid in Hong Kong. And, of course, "Airplane" and "Unsolved Mysteries". Always a class act and a great actor in both dramas and comedies.

    RIP, Mr. Stack. You'll be missed.
     

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