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Robert Blake (b. 1933)

Then:
Nondescript kid actor of Our Gang comedies, The Treasure of Sierre Madre.

Now:
Infamous.

FYI:

  • 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.

    Links:

  • Court TV: Baretta Star Murder Case
  • Our Gang Biographies
  • IMDb.com credits

    Articles by FORMER CHILD STAR CENTRAL editor Joal Ryan:

  • "Blake: Not the Trial of the Century" (E! Online, 2004)


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