Saturday, March 27, 2010
Good-bye Robert Culp
Actor Robert Culp passed away this week and I just want to take a moment to pay tribute to the man for the small part of my life he influenced. Many obituaries focus on his groundbreaking TV series I Spy which teamed him with Bill Cosby in a time when blacks and whites didn't team together for all that much. Unfortunately, that series was even before my time. No, it was his portrayal of Special Agent Bill Maxwell in the series The Greatest American Hero that I have fond memories of.
Bill Maxwell was a tough, communist hunting, American loving crusader who was hard as nails on the outside but had a heart of gold on the inside. It was the early 80's and Maxwell was the poster child for the Reagan Revolution. Culp was brilliant in the role and became thee role model for all of us young, coming of age Republicans. It was a simpler time...and I miss it! So thanks Mr. Culp for the memories..rest in peace!