Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Roger Smith, R. I. P.

77 Sunset Strip star Roger Smith dies at age 84: LOS ANGELES - Actor Roger Smith, who brought glamour to the TV detective genre as a hip private eye on “77 Sunset Strip,” has died. He was 84.  

Hat tips to Don Coffin and Jeff Meyerson.

4 comments:

Jerry House said...

He battled his devastating illness for over 50 years with grace and dignity.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

He and Ann-Margret were married 50 years last month.

Don Coffin said...

77 Sunset Strip was, when I was 10 or 11 years old. But, then, I loved all those PI shows--Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye, Bourbon Street Beat. And when I discovered Peter Gunn and Richard Diamond years later...wow...What's interesting, in looking at the dates for Gunn (1958-61) and Diamond (1957-60) is that they were essentially contemporary with the first few years of 77 Sunset Strip--and I never saw them until the early 1970s, in syndication on a Pittsburgh station (when I was in grad school).

Don Coffin said...

77 Sunset Strip was, when I was 10 or 11 years old, my favorite TV show...