Actor Robert Blake dies at 89: star of In Cold Blood, he was prosecuted and acquitted for the murder of his wife
Sylvie Claire / March 11, 2023
He had played a chilling criminal in the adaptation of "In Cold Blood", the masterpiece of Truman Capote, before being prosecuted in real life and then acquitted for the murder of his wife: the actor Robert Blake died Thursday at 89 years.
The American comedian died of heart disease, according to the specialized site Deadline, which quoted his niece.
Known as the vigilante of the American series "Baretta" in the 1970s, this character actor, capable of fighting with his colleagues, was preceded by his reputation in Hollywood.
His career was overshadowed by the murder of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, a crime for which he was prosecuted before being cleared.
In addition to his role as a vigilante in "Baretta" (1975), Robert Blake, who had started on the stage at the age of six, had played in several films, including "In Cold Blood" (1967), where he had a role of murderer, "Money train" (1995) and "Lost Highway", by David Lynch, in 1997.