Robert Blake, the mysterious man from “The Lost Highway”, dies
Actor Robert Blake is dead. The mystery man from David Lynch’s “Lost Highway” and serial cop Tony Baretta died yesterday in Los Angeles after a long battle with heart disease. He was 89 years old.

Robert Blake – Hollywood veteran

The actor was born on September 18, 1933 as Michael Gubitosi, the son of Italian immigrants living in New Jersey. From the very beginning, he was associated with the stage, performing with his brother and sister in the band “The Three Little Hillbillies.” His childhood was not happy – as he admitted years later, his father abused him mentally and physically.

In 1938, the family moved to California, and the siblings began working as child extras on MGM productions. Mickey began acting in a series of comedy shorts about the misadventures of a group of poor kids “Our Gang” and also played the sidekick of the main character in a Western series. “Red Rider”. In the following years, he was there opposite Joan Crawford (“Humorous”), Spencer Tracy (“Seventh Cross”) or Humphrey Bogart (“Treasure of the Sierra Madre”).

In the following years, he continued to successfully appear on the screens. He played, among other things, in the movies “The Monsters of Budapest”And Pork Chop HillAnd “battle flame”And “City Without Mercy”And The story of all time whether “liquidation fate”. As the killer, Perry Smith starred in the film adaptation of Truman Capote’s reportage “in cold blood”. He also portrayed the title character Western Willie Boy was here.where he starred opposite Robert Redford and Katharine Ross.

For his portrayal of police officer Tony Baretta in the show “Baretta” He won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. After taking a break from acting for nearly a decade, he’s back in a TV movie “Judgment Day” As accountant John List – the killer of his family has been at large for nearly 20 years. He also starred alongside Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, and Jennifer Lopez “money train”. The last role in the actor’s career turned out to be the mysterious guy from the movie David Lynch “Lost Highway”.

Below, watch the Shortcuts episode about the cult business of the Eraserheads creator:

The murder of Bonnie Lee Buckley – Robert Blake’s career halted

The May 2001 event ended his career. Blake had married Bonnie Lee Buckley, the mother of his daughter, just six months earlier. After having dinner with her husband, she shot the woman at close range in her private car outside a restaurant. The actor was not present at the murder because, as he testified, he went back inside to retrieve the handgun left there.

In 2005, Blake—the prime suspect in the case—was acquitted of murder charges and of soliciting a stuntwoman he met on the set of the series. “Baretta”to commit a crime. This was not the end of his troubles as he lost a civil lawsuit brought by Buckley’s children from previous relationships. The actor had to pay $30 million in compensation. In 2006, he declared bankruptcy and never appeared on screen again.

In 2011, he published his autobiography Scoundrel Tales. He was also one of the people Quentin Tarantino dedicated the remake of the movie to “Once upon a time…in Hollywood”.

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