Robert Blake Biography
(Retired Actor Best Known for His Film ‘In Cold Blood’ and TV Series ‘Baretta’)
Birthday: September 18, 1933 (Virgo)
Born In: Nutley, New Jersey, United States
The cute little guy who wooed the world with his innocence and charm as a child actor before blossoming into an equally talented adult actor, Robert Blake is someone who has never been a stranger to fame and success. Born to vaudeville performers, he was exposed to show biz at a young age. Whenever his parents put up an act, Robert and his siblings would also be made to participate in it. Thus, he became a natural at performances—confident with no stage fear. He was chosen by MGM to star in the comedy series ‘Our Gang’ when he was just five! With his sweet face and cuteness he won over the audiences who could not get enough of the little boy. However it was an altogether different scene at home. His alcoholic father would beat him, lock him in closets, and as he revealed in a later interview, sexually abuse him. Tired of the abuse he ran away from home as a teenager to make his living as an actor. After struggling for years, he did become a successful television and film actor and won several awards for his performances. However the demons of his past caught up with him and he was accused of murdering his wife. Though later acquitted of the charges, he became broke and penniless.