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Actor Robert Blake dies at the age of 89

His more than 60-year-career in Hollywood saw Blake appear in major films such as "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and "Lost Highway."

Published: March 9, 2023 8:35pm

Updated: March 9, 2023 8:46pm

Actor Robert Blake died Thursday at the age of 89.

Noreen Austin, Blake's niece, confirmed his passing, Deadline reported.

His more than 60-year-career in Hollywood saw Blake appear in major films such as "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and "Lost Highway" while he also earned fame as the eponymous title character in the 1970s detective show "Baretta," for which he won an Emmy Award.

Later in life, his career was derailed by a murder charge after authorities discovered his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, shot to death in 2001. He was ultimately acquitted of criminal charges though Bakley's family won a wrongful death suit against him.

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