Robert Blake RIP

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Hall Cat, Mar 9, 2023.

  1. shokhead

    shokhead Head shok and you still don't what it is. HA!

    SoCal, Long Beach
    You are right
    On March 9, 2023, Kibrick became the only living Rascal after the death of Robert "Mickey" Blake.
  2. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    And dat's da name of dat tune.

  3. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Senior Member

    Brilliant. The perfect epitaph.
  4. John Moschella

    John Moschella Senior Member

    Christiansburg, VA
    Now that was a creepy.
    MikaelaArsenault and Ghostworld like this.
  5. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident

  6. 89! Bad ass!
    MikaelaArsenault and longdist01 like this.
  7. Chance

    Chance Forum Resident

    Morris County, NJ
    "An' dat's da name of DAT tune."

    In the glut of mid seventies cop/detective shows, Baretta and Columbo were the standouts.
  8. Terrific actor. I loved him in ‘Barretta’. What he did in his later life to people, not so much.

    “Electra Glide in Blue” and “In Cold Blood” were his definitive film performances. What a long career.

    I used to chuckle when I saw his cameo in “The Treasure of Sierra Madre” when he was in “Barreta”.
    MikaelaArsenault likes this.
  9. This creepy appearance reminded me Dean Stockwell’ in “Blue Velvet”.

    REPRE$ENTIN CURRENCY Well-Known Member

    East Coast
    He was tried and found NOT GUILTY. So really not a sad finale at all since he lived another 20 years.
    MikaelaArsenault likes this.
  11. Trader Joe

    Trader Joe Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Legendary actor.
    MikaelaArsenault likes this.
  12. ArpMoog

    ArpMoog Forum Resident

    MikaelaArsenault likes this.
  13. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    He was that! I remember watching him on Carson in the late 60's and early 70's.

    He would essentially be booked on the show to plug his latest movie. Sometimes, when the movie wasn't very good, he would say that it was a real stinker. Carson got such a laugh when he would do this, which was quite a bit.
    Scott57 and MikaelaArsenault like this.
  14. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

    as a kid in the '70s I grew up watching him in both Barretta and as Mickey in the Little Rascals although I had no idea it was the same guy! I preferred the Little Rascals tbh... my fave after school show circa '76
  15. klownschool

    klownschool Forum Resident

    Cycle of life rolls on like a mo fo
    MikaelaArsenault and boboquisp like this.
  16. krock2009

    krock2009 Forum Resident

    Philadelphia, PA
    His appearances on Tom Snyder's show in the 90s are a case study in psychology.

    MikaelaArsenault and wayneklein like this.
  17. NekoM

    NekoM Forum Resident

    Huntington Beach
  18. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Senior Member

    He’s cool in that interview.
    MikaelaArsenault likes this.
  19. DigMyGroove

    DigMyGroove Forum Resident

    IMO the not guilty verdict was a result of his celebrity. This is L.A. and that’s happened before. He was found guilty at the civil trial, just like in another famous L.A. murder case. So I think calling it a sad end is not out of line, it brought an end to his career and left a permanent shadow over his legacy.
  20. Agreed......but I'm not so sure how good it is when something reminds of anything that happens in Blue Velvet. :D
    MikaelaArsenault and wayneklein like this.
  21. Post-Punk Monk

    Post-Punk Monk Seeking divinity in records from '78-'85 or so…

    North Carolina
    My first quica! I need that single!
    MikaelaArsenault likes this.
  22. I loved Tom Snyder.
  23. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical omnivore.

    Victoria, Canada
    I hope people are free to state facts about the person if they want (even in a RIP thread) and I don't think anyone is arguing, but while I've learned some things I didn't know, I also never knew the man in 'real life' nor had to have any contact. Electra Glide is always going to be a favorite film and I enjoyed many Barrettas and some Our Gangs.
  24. ArpMoog

    ArpMoog Forum Resident

    One of the great thing about Blake was his middle finger to the folks that clutch at pearls , the fakes the rats the sellouts as well.
    IF he committed murder he's being judged now if not he's still being judged like we all will be according to our works.
    I didn't know Blake but I do know the happiness he brought me as a kid through his art and for that I am grateful.

    R.I.P Mr. Blake.
  25. David Egan

    David Egan Forum Resident

    Oakland CA
    First time I was ever excited about an acting award was when he got his Emmy. He was my guy. Totally had his wife killed. She was hinky to the max and jurors said they dismissed the stuntman testimony because they had admitted to being drug addicts but that's an LA jury excuse if I ever heard one.

Share This Page