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Robert Culp (1939 -- 2010)

Handsome Californian, Robert Culp, will probably best be remembered for his role as secret agent Kelly Robinson in the TV series I Spy alongside Bill Cosby. Culp and Cosby were both nominated for an Emmy in all three seasons; Cosby won each time. Other memorable TV roles included Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman in the western series Trackdown (1957), CIA Chief Maxwell in The Greatest American Hero (1981) and Ray Romano's father-in-law on the popular Everybody Loves Raymond (1996).

Robert Culp appeared in dozens of movies, such as Sunday in New York (1963) and the Oscar nominated Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). He directed his on screen reunion with I Spy pal Cosby in Hickey & Boggs (1972) and played the US president in political thriller The Pelican Brief (1993) starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington.

On 24 March 2010, the 79-year-old Culp died of a heart attack.