"If you’re a leader, you lead the way. Not just on the easy ones; you take the tough ones too…” – MAJ Richard D. Winters (1918-2011), E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne "Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
One of my favorite actors as a young boy, admittedly just because I liked so many of the shows he was in...mostly Baa Baa Black Sheep (have the opening theme song as a ring tone) and Wild Wild West...but even some of his later roles such as when he played in that TV movie about a retired forest ranger.
Once, when a young boy, I found an old kitchen butter knife somewhere and spent hours trying to cut the grip end off to make a secret compartment...only because I saw Jim West with a fancy knife with a hidden compartment in it.
I was literally just thinking about him a few days ago when the news of Kirk Douglas's death broke and I was about to do an internet search on him just to see what he had been up to, but I got distracted and forgot.
RIP Robert...you stoked a lot of dreams of action and adventure, and some ambitions as well, in at least one young boy many many years ago.
Damn, another one. Like others, Black Sheep Squadron is where I knew him from.
Conrad was one of the last real deal tough guys in Hollywood, a serious red-ass who had no problems stepping outside and straightening things out. Conrad was also the last of the celebrities that had property up in Bear Valley-area of Calaveras County. The Bridges family (Lloyd, Jeff, & Beau), Clint Eastwood, Jame Coburn and Merv Griffen all vacationed there, Tom Selleck's sister I understand used to live up there and he was spotted a few times. His alcoholism caught up to him in '03 when he got into a head-on crash with another local. Both were in bad shape, the area soured on Conrad and he left town, the other driver eventually passed later on, many blame on the crash.
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