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Greatest American Hero's Robert Culp dead at 79



Greatestamericanherotvposter008 Actor Robert Culp, best known to '80s fans for his role as Bill Maxwell in The Greatest American Hero, has died at age 79.

Culp was rushed to the hospital in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning after falling and hitting his head during a walk outside his home, the L.A. Times reports. No foul play is suspected.

The actor starred alongside William Katt in Greatest American Hero from 1981 to 1986. He also appeared as "Mayor Tyler" in the movie Turk 182. Much of his career work was in television, including guest spots on Murder She Wrote, Hotel, Matlock and Who's The Boss.

Culp will probaly always be best known for appearing alongside Bill Cosby in the hit 1960s television series I Spy. Another notable movie role was playing the president in 1994's The Pelican Brief.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:57pm]


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