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Robert Urich (December 19, 1946April 16, 2002) was an Emmy-winning actor, best known for playing private investigators on the television series Spenser: For Hire (1985-1988) and Vega$ (1978-1981). He also starred in numerous other television series over the years. December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section is missing needed references or citation of sources. ... Spenser: For Hire is a mystery, P.I. television series based on Robert B. Parkers Spenser novels. ... This article is about the year. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vega$ (not to be confused with the current NBC primetime series Las Vegas) was a show that aired on ABC between 1978 and 1981. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Early years

He was of Rusyn extraction and raised Roman Catholic in the small town of Toronto, Ohio. Due to the similarity in names with Toronto, Ontario, many sources list him incorrectly as being a Canadian, but his second wife, Heather, is actually a Canadian from the latter city. Rusyn can refer to: Rusyns Rusyn language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Toronto is a city located in Jefferson County, Ohio, along the Ohio River. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ...


Urich went to Florida State University on a football scholarship. In 1968 he earned a bachelor's degree in Radio and Television Communications. He went on to Michigan State University after working in Ohio to earn a master's in Broadcast Research and Management. Florida State University, is also commonly referred to as FSU or Florida State. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ...


Urich was first married to actress Barbara Rucker (1968-74)[1]. He later married actress Heather Menzies [2] in 1975, and they remained married until his death in 2002. Heather Menzies Urich had played one of the von Trapp children in the film version of The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews. Urich and Menzies adopted three children. Like her husband, Menzies battled cancer; however she is a cancer survivor. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Maria with her young charges in The Sound of Music (Heather Menzies is the tall blonde girl, at right, with her hand touching her forehead) Heather Menzies Urich (nee Menzies) born December 3, 1949 in Toronto, Canada is a Canadian-born actress, moved to California via Florida at the age... The Sound of Music is a Broadway musical and film based on the book The Von Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. ... Julie Andrews as Maria, with the Von Trapp children in The Sound Of Music. ...


Acting career

Between 1973 and just prior to his death in 2002, Urich had lead or supporting roles in no less than 17 television series (including several documentary programs). He also regularly hosted National Geographic TV specials. Most of his TV series were short-lived, however several were successes, including Vega$ and Spenser: For Hire. In the 1990s, Urich reprised the role of Spenser in several made-for-TV films. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The National Geographic Society was founded in the USA on January 27, 1888, by 33 men interested in organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge. ... Vega$ (not to be confused with the current NBC primetime series Las Vegas) was a show that aired on ABC between 1978 and 1981. ... Spenser: For Hire is a mystery, P.I. television series based on Robert B. Parkers Spenser novels. ...


In 1996 Urich announced that he had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that attacks joints called synovial cell sarcoma. He ultimately died from this disease at the age of 55, although he continued to appear in film and TV during treatment. His final TV series was in the short-lived sitcom Emeril (starring Emeril Lagasse) in 2001. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... A situation comedy (sitcom) is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Emeril Lagasse (born October 15, 1959 in Fall River, Massachusetts) is a chef, celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and writer. ... Emeril John Lagasse (born October 15, 1959 in Fall River, Massachusetts) is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and writer. ...


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Robert Urich - definition of Robert Urich in Encyclopedia (118 words)
Robert Urich (December 19, 1946 - April 16, 2002) was an Emmy-winning actor, best known for playing a private investigator on the television series Spenser: For Hire.
In 1996 Urich announced that he had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that attacks joints called synovial cell sarcoma.
He was born and raised in the small town of Toronto, Ohio.
CNN.com - Actor Robert Urich dead at 55 - April 16, 2002 (782 words)
Robert Urich's standing as one of TV's most prolific actors is borne out in highlights of his career starting in 1973.
Robert Urich was born in Toronto, Ohio, on December 19, 1946.
Urich is survived by his wife; three children, Allison, Ryan, and Emily; two brothers; a sister; and his mother.
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