Born 1919 as Charles Langford Modini Stack in Los Angeles, California, American actor, sportsman, and television host Robert Stack had his first film in First Love (1939), produced by Pasternak. This film was considered controversial at the time, as he was the first actor to give Durbin an on-screen kiss.
Known for his deep voice and commanding presence, he appeared in over forty feature films. He starred in the ABC television series The Untouchables (1959–1963), for which he won the 1960 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series, and later hosted/narrated the true-crime series Unsolved Mysteries (1987–2002). He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Written on the Wind (1956).
In 1996, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him. Stack died of heart failure at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles in 2003, at the age of 84. Take a look at these vintage photos to see portraits of young Robert Stack in the 1940s and 1950s.