Robert Blake is an American actor who was born on September 18, 1933, in Nutley, New Jersey.
He began his career as a child actor in the 1930s and went on to appear in numerous films and television shows over the course of his career.
Some of his most notable roles include playing the title character in the 1960s television series “Baretta,” and appearing in films such as “In Cold Blood” (1967) and “Lost Highway” (1997).
In addition to his acting career, Robert Blake has also been involved in a number of controversies. He was famously acquitted of the murder of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, in 2005 after a highly publicized trial.
Blake has also been involved in a number of legal disputes over the years, including lawsuits related to his former bodyguard’s death and allegations of financial impropriety.
Blake died from heart disease in Los Angeles, on March 9, 2023, at the age of 89.
Robert Blake Parents: Meet Giacomo Gubitosi, Elizabeth Cafone
Robert Blake was born on September 18, 1933, in Nutley, New Jersey, to parents Giacomo “James” Gubitosi and Elizabeth Cafone.
James Gubitosi was an Italian immigrant who worked as a die-setter, and Elizabeth Cafone was a homemaker of Italian-American descent.
Robert Blake had two older siblings, a brother named James and a sister named Giovannina.
Blake had an unhappy childhood in which he was abused by his alcoholic father. At age 14, he ran away from home, leading to several more difficult years. His father died by suicide in 1956.