Popular actor Robert Blake has left for the heavenly abode. The In Cold Blood actor passed away at the age of 89 on March 9, 2023, Thursday. His niece Noreen Austin confirmed the news of his demise.
The Hollywood star who won a Lead Actor Emmy for Baretta died from heart disease. He passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family. Continue reading further to learn more about Robert’s early years in Hollywood, his net worth, and more.
What was the net worth of Robert Blake?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hollywood actor Robert Blake had a net worth of $3 million at the time of his passing. In the last few years, he lived at his New York-based residence.
Robert started acting at the young age of 5. During his acting career, he bagged some big roles in movies, as well as television shows. He was most noted for his roles in films like In Cold Blood, and Lost Highway.
Robert Blake’s acting career and awards explored
Over the years, Robert appeared in many movies and television shows. He made his movie debut, with the 1939 comedy film Bridal Suite. He essayed the role of Toto in the movie.
Throughout his career, Blake starred in some short films like All About Harsh, Alfalfa’s Double, Good Bad Boys, Baby Blues, Auto Antics, Dad for a Day, Don’t Lie, Family Troubles, Marshal of Reno, and more.
Blake made his television debut with the CBS series, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok. At that time, he starred in 14 episodes of the NBC series, The Richard Boone Show, and in 82 episodes of the ABC series Baretta as Detective Anthony Vincenzo “Tony” Baretta.
Robert’s accolades include an Emmy award for his role as Tony Baretta in the popular television series Baretta. In addition to this, he also scored two other nominations in 1983 and 1993 for the same role.
His role in the television crime drama Blood Feud got him a nomination for outstanding lead actor in a limited series. In addition to this, he was also nominated for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or special nomination for his part in Judgment Day: The John List Story.
Tributes pour in for Robert Blake
Tributes have poured in for the Hollywood actor Robert Blake after the news of his passing came out.
A tribute on writer and producer WT Solley’s Facebook page read, “Robert Blake will be remembered for a handful of memorable performances and a lifetime of offenses-including the night he insulted Orson Welles for being overweight on Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show.” Welles replied that he could perhaps be thin, but that Mr. Blake would always be stupid.”
Journalist Doug Geed wrote on Facebook, “As a child he was one of the Little Rascals. In 1967 his role in the chilling true story movie In Cold Blood brought him acting accolades. Later in life he was charged, but acquitted, in the murder of his wife. Robert Blake has died at 89.”
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