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Robert Sterling

Robert Sterling

Best remembered by the public for his co-starring role as "George Kerby" in the television series, "Topper" (1953).

Created a family business in the 1970s with Sterling & Sons, a Santa Monica company that manufactured custom-made golf clubs.

Ex-father-in-law of Lal Baum.

Father, with Ann Sothern, of actress Tisha Sterling. Father, with Anne Jeffreys, of sons Jeffrey, Dana and Tyler.

His father, Walter S. Hart, played baseball for the Chicago Cubs.

Once considered for the title role in the classic "Perry Mason" (1957) series, which eventually went to Raymond Burr.

Shortly after arriving in Hollywood in 1938, he tested for the boxing lead in Golden Boy (1939), but lost out to William Holden. He ended up with an uncredited bit in the movie. He later played a boxer in the movie Ringside Maisie (1941) where he met first wife Ann Sothern.

Sterling's movie career at MGM was interrupted by World War II, during which he served as an Army Air Forces flight instructor and was stationed in London.

Was a vice president and spokesman for a computer software company that implemented one of the first supermarket bar-coding and computer inventory systems.