Robert Blake (b. 1933)
Nondescript kid actor of Our Gang comedies, The Treasure of Sierre Madre.
Acquitted of murder charges March 16, 2005, in the connection with the May 2001 shooting death of wife Bonny Lee Bakley.
Told reporters, post-acquittal, he intended to "go cowboy it. Get in a motor home or van, feel the wind in my hair and find a little bar in Arizona or someplace."
Found liable for the death of Bakley in civil court on November 18, 2005. Ordered to pay his late wife's children $30 million.
Filed for bankruptcy (2006).
1975 Emmy winner for Baretta. Overall, a three-time nominee.
Alternately credited as Mickey Gubitosi, his real name, and Bobby Blake during his kid acting days.
Made film debut at age 5.
Court TV: Baretta Star Murder Case
Our Gang Biographies
Articles by FORMER CHILD STAR CENTRAL editor Joal Ryan:
"Blake: Not the Trial of the Century" (E! Online, 2004)
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