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Born: September 18, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Nutley, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1939:
Acted in numerous "Our Gang" shorts including "Joy Scouts" and "Captain Spanky's Show Boat"
1940:
Feature film debut, the MGM romantic comedy "I Love You Again"
1942:
Played title role in "Mokey"
1944:
Played 'Little Beaver' in "Tucson Raiders" and subsequent Republic series of films
1948:
Played bit part in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"
1950:
Producer and first billing as Robert Blake in "Eros"
1953:
Acted in "Night in the Warehouse" episode of "Fireside Theatre"
1961:
Played Cpl. Jim Larkin in "Town Without Pity"
1963:
Appeared as a regular on "The Richard Boone Show" (NBC)
1966:
Breakthrough screen role, Perry Smith in "In Cold Blood"
1975:
Achieved TV stardom as the titular detective on ABC crime drama "Baretta"; won Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1975)
1981:
Served as creator, executive producer, and star of series of "Joe Dancer" TV-movies; first one was "The Big Black Pill" (NBC)
1981:
Played George Milton in NBC remake of "Of Mice and Men"
1983:
Portrayed Jimmy Hoffa in "Blood Feud" miniseries
1985:
Appeared as Father Rivers on short-lived series "Hell Town" (NBC); also wrote and produced using pseudonym Lyman P. Docker
1986:
Took a break from acting
1993:
Made TV comeback in "Judgment Day: The John List Story" (CBS); received Emmy nomination
1995:
Feature film comeback, "Money Train"
1997:
Acted in mystery drama "Lost Highway," directed by David Lynch
2011:
Featured in the documentary "Paul Williams Still Alive"
2011:
Published memoir <i>Tales of a Rascal</i>

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