Robert Stack

Robert Langford Modini Stack (1919 - 2003)

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Robert Langford Modini Stack
Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
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Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Died in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 22 Sep 2018
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Categories: Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California.


Robert was born in 1919. He was the son of James Stack and Elizabeth Wood. At birth his first name was Charles, but his father changed it to Robert.

When he was just 1 year old his parents got divorced, and his mother took him to Europe where he became fluent in French and Italian. He did not learn English until returning to Los Angeles. His father ended up remarung his mother but then died when Stack was just 10 years old.

He loved shooting and playing polo. He set two world records for skeet shooting and in 1971 he was inducted into the National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame.

He was an actor for many years, and was in more than 40 feature films. He also starred in the ABC-TV series "The Untouchables" (1959-1963)and won the 1960 Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series. Later he hosted and narrated the true crime series "Unsolved Mysteries" (1987-2002).

He also served in World War II as a gunnery instructor with the US Navy.

He died in 2003 from heart failure at his home in Lost Angeles, CA at the age of 84.

He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.


  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 22 September 2018), memorial page for Robert Stack (13 Jan 1919–14 May 2003), Find A Grave: Memorial #7444285, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.
  • "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Robert L Stack, 13 Jan 1919; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  • "Wikipedia - Robert Stack", accessed: November 28, 2018.

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