Saturday, February 8, 2020

Robert Conrad (1935-2020)

Robert Conrad was the star of the classic 1960s television series, The Wild, Wild West, in which he played James T. West, a Secret Service agent working for President Ulysses S. Grant.

I had the pleasure and honor of interviewing Conrad by telephone in 1995 when he was promoting his new show at the time, High Sierra Search and Rescue.

He had also just turned 60 years old that year, and he said to me, “I'm 6-O and on the go.” Later that week, I saw him repeat that exact same phrase on Live with Regis and Kathy Lee. That was pretty cool.

He also starred in Stephen J. Cannell's late 1970s/early 1980s TV series, Baa Baa Black Sheep (aka Black Sheep Squadron) and appeared alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad in the 1993 Christmas comedy, Jingle All the Way.

Conrad was 84 years old at the time of his passing.

--Raj Manoharan

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