Actor Robert Conrad of popular television series ‘The Wild Wild West’, died on Saturday (February 8).
At the age of 84, Conrad died due to heart failure, in Malibu, California.
According to his family spokesperson, Jeff Ballard, “He lived a wonderfully long life and while the family is saddened by his passing, he will live forever in the hearts.”
The widely popular 1960s television series actor rose to prominence overnight after the show ‘Hawaiian Eye’ debuted in 1959. He essayed the role of Tom Lopaka, a daring private investigator.
After gracing the show with his performance for 5 seasons, he chose to act for the hugely popular ‘The Wild Wild West’ which was debuted in 1965. He also stared in ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ and ‘Hawaiian Eye’.
In 1978 he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his work on the NBC action series “Baa Baa Black Sheep.” He was signed to Warner Brothers, which put him to work on “Hawaiian Eye” through 1963.
Conrad was born in Chicago on March 1, 1935. Conrad sang in a club at night while delivering milk during the day, according to Ballard. In 1958 he moved to Hollywood to pursue show business, he said. He is survived with eight children.
(With inputs from agencies)