Rip Robert Conrad

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    RIP, "Jim West." I remember The Wild, Wild West being my older brother's favorite TV show.
     
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    I use to watch The Wild, Wild West all of the time. Watched Bah, Bah Black Sheep, but not nearly as much. RIP Robert Conrad!
     
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    Always liked Black Sheep. When they made films with planes back then the planes were planes and not computer generated images.
     
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    He was such a handsome man, even when he got older. He was known for doing his own stunts as an actor.

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    I read one time that he was so short, he would either stand on a box or other stage items in order to look taller in scenes. I didn't know that as a kid watching him, but I did think he was handsome.
     
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    Was that Conrad or Alan Ladd?
     
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    It could've been both since lots of male entertainers don't seem to be real tall. Conrad was around 5'7 1/2" or something like that. It is the same height as me, but if I were wearing heels, I would be taller than him. So, to make him appear macho, they used a variation of tricks.
     
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    The Man from Uncle was a real shorty too.
     
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