Robert Stack Overview:

Actor, Robert Stack, was born Robert Langford Modini Stack on Jan 13, 1919 in Los Angeles, CA. Stack died at the age of 84 on May 14, 2003 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Stack was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1956Best Supporting ActorWritten on the Wind (1956)Kyle HadleyNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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By Dawn on Aug 16, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

In addition to acting in over 40 films, he also performed on the television series The Untouchables and later was the host of Unsolved Mysteries.'s first film, was First Love(1939) and he was the first actor to give Durbin an on-screen kiss.Stack won acclaim for his next role, The Mortal... Read full article


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By Brandie on Aug 15, 2010 From True Classics

Note: Brandie defers to Carrie’s expertise on all things Airplane! today, particularly since (gasp!) she’s never seen it. And yes, Carrie, I’m going to fix that immediately. Shifting out of some of the usual vein for TCM, we move into the 1980s. More specifically, we’re loo... Read full article


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Robert Stack Quotes:

Bob: Civilization, that's a noble word, but not enough to keep me rotting here.


Captain Richard Pearson: Captain, are you surrendering? Do you ask for quarter?
John Paul Jones: No sir! I have no yet begun to fight!


Bob: Now I'm in a conspiracy against *him*.


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In 1937, he was the U.S. 20-gauge champion skeet marksman, and held the record for more than 350 consecutive hits

In 1999, he received the John F. Kennedy National Award.

Although he had nothing against comedy (he acted in several), he always said the part he always refused to play was any sort of satire or parody of Eliott Ness. He always wanted to play the part seriously.

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