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Morning Man Classic: Robert Conrad!

Sad news to report: Robert Conrad has died at age 84.

He has been featured as a Morning Man Classic several times on the blog over the years and this always leads to several readers recalling how he was one of their first-ever crushes.

Easy to see why!

“He lived a wonderfully long life and while the family is saddened by his passing, he will live forever in their hearts,” family spokesman Jeff Ballard said in a statement to

Conrad was quite the beefcake when he starred in the hit shows Hawaiian Eye and Wild, Wild West in the 1960s.

By the 70s, he had developed a tough guy persona that he exploited in a series of popular commercials for Everready Batteries. He also starred in the hit show Black Sheep Squadron in the mid-70s and was the leader of the NBC team in the then-popular Battle of the Network Stars competitions.

Conrad more recently hosted a weekly radio show and more than a decade ago ran for the presidency of the Screen Actors Guild but lost.

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2 Remarks

  1. what a great actor and person. even be4 I was gay I liked him. Eight kids and eighteen grand kids. Rest in Peace, Bob Conrad!

  2. Sorry to hear this. He was definitely a major crush of mine, especially in Wild, Wild West when he was tied up and beaten by a bigger men, homoerotic to say the least.

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