Robert Blake, actor of ‘Baretta’ and ‘In Cold Blood’ has died.

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Robert Blake, ‘Baretta’ and ‘In Cold Blood’ actor who faced trial for murder at the turn of the millennium, He died this Thursday at the age of 89. in the city of Los Angeles, USA.

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According to local media reports, the actor of the series “Baretta” (1975-1978) died after a long heart disease and the death was confirmed by her granddaughter.

In real life, the actor was accused in 2001 of killing his second wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, with two shots while she was sitting in Blake’s car outside a restaurant.

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This undated file photo shows the

This undated file photo shows American actor Robert Blake (left) in a scene from the popular 1970’s television series ‘Baretta’. photo by AFP.

In 2005, the plaintiff was found not guilty in a criminal trial after various episodes of the murdered woman’s shady past were acknowledged.

However, months later Blake was found responsible for willfully causing the murder of his wife in a civil suit and ordered to pay $30 million to Bakley’s four children.

Born in New Jersey in 1933, Blake began his career as a child in such films as ‘Bridal Suite’ (1939) and MGM’s ‘Our Gang’ series of shorts.

He trained as an actor in the 1950s and landed major roles in films such as “The Purple Gang” (1959), “This Property is Condemned” (1966) or “Corky” (1972).

He starred in a number of television series, but it was “Baretta” the one that marked his career after playing iconic detective Tony Baretta who broke the rules.

Director Richard Brooks, right, makes a comment as he talks with actors Scott Wilson and Robert Blake on the set of the

Director Richard Brooks, right, comments as he talks with actors Scott Wilson and Robert Blake on the set of the book adaptation ‘In Cold Blood’. AP photo.

In the cinema, his most notable work was portraying the psychopathic killer Perry in “In Cold Blood,” the film based on the Truman Capote novel of the same name.

Blake has been a part of over 160 film and television audiovisual productions and the latest production in which the actor took part was David Lynch’s film, ‘Lost Highway’ (1997).

His career was so affected by the murder allegations that the actor filed for bankruptcy and in 2012 published his memoirs in a book called ‘Tales of a Rascal: What I Did for Love’.

Source: Clarin

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