Robert Stack

Died May 14th, 2003

LOS ANGELES - Veteran actor Robert Stack, who earned an Emmy as the tough-guy hero of TV's "Untouchables" and an Oscar nomination at the height of his movie fame in the 1950s, has died. He was 84.

Stack, 84, was found dead of a heart attack Wednesday evening at his home by his wife, Rosemarie.

The actor was treated for prostate cancer (news - web sites) in October. But his wife said he had been feeling good, and he looked hardy at a weekend 80th birthday party for longtime friend Johnny Grant.

"He came in full of energy and enthusiasm, gave me a good, strong birthday hug," Grant said. "What a shock."

Nancy Reagan said she and former President Reagan had known Stack more than 50 years. "Bob had an extraordinary career in both movies and television," she said. "Just when it seemed he was ready to retire, he always found a new project."

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