Mostly Credited As: Robert Stack
Birth Name: Charles Langford Modini Stack
Date Of Birth: January 13, 1919 (Age 84)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Date Of Death: May 14, 2003
Cause Of Death: Heart Attack (Beverly Hills, CA)
Height: 6' (1.82 m)
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Reprised his most famous role as Eliot Ness in the 1991 made-for-TV movie The Return of Eliot Ness.
Served as a Naval gunnery instructor during World War II. Three times applied for transfer to combat duty but his requests were denied because the Navy needed instructors.
Was a champion skeet shooter before entering show biz.
Cast as Eliot Ness in The Untouchables after Fred MacMurray, Van Johnson, and Van Heflin all turned down the role.
Autobiography entitled Straight Shooter was published in 1979.
Nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Written on the Wind.
Claimed in his 1979 autobiography that he and Untouchables co-star Bruce Gordon once stopped traffic on a Paris street when they were recognized standing together on the sidewalk outside a Parisian cafe.
Co-starred with Jack Benny and Carole Lombard in the classic 1941 comedy To Be or Not to Be.
Co-starred with John Wayne in the classic 1954 disaster film The High and the Mighty.
Parodied his Untouchables role along with co-stars Bruce Gordon and Steve London in an episode of The Lucy Show entitled Lucy, the Gun Moll.
Robert Stack Quotes
Robert Stack: I grew up in France, my first language was French, and I tend to gravitate towards French cooking.