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03/24/2010

Robert Culp dies after a fall at his home

March 24, 2010 |  3:07 pm

Robert Culp Robert Culp, an actor best known for his role in the 1960s television series "I Spy," died Wednesday morning after a fall at his Hollywood home. He was 79.

Authorities said he was rushed to Queen of Angels hospital shortly after 11 a.m. after hitting his head while taking a walk outside his home. He was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.

A native Californian, Robert Martin Culp was born Aug. 16, 1930.

He attended what was then the College of the Pacific in Stockton, Washington University of St. Louis and San Francisco State. 

He was married and divorced several times and had five children, according to a biographical reference. 

Culp co-starred in "I Spy" with Bill Cosby, who was the first African American actor to star in a dramatic series on American television. The show ran on NBC from 1965 to 1968.

More details about Culp's death can be found at L.A. Now.

A staff obituary will be posted later Wednesday.

-- Valerie J. Nelson

Photo: Robert Culp wields a tennis racket and gun with Bill Cosby in a publicity photo for the TV series "I Spy." Credit: NBC

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