The two time Golden Globe Award nominee Robert Urich was an American film, stage and television actor, and producer who succumbed to cancer at age 55 after performing phenomenally in his acting career. Robert Urich was born on 19th December 1946 in Toronto, Ohio, US. Urich made his television debut in a guest starring role in The F.B.I., in 1972. Straight away next year, he won a lead role in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. Then in 1973, he starred in the film Magnum Force. Robert Urich net worth was 3 million USD.
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In his life time, Robert Urich had not only won many roles and awards but also succeeded to win the hearts of millions. He was adored by his fans for his strong will, his many contributions in the health sector and for his unparalleled acting dexterity. In 1975 he was cast into the high rated action/crime drama series S.W.A.T. Afterwards he did a show Tabitha and then was cast into Aaron Spelling produced series Vegas$. He was portrayed as a private detective who solved crimes in Las Vegas. It was a hit for ABC and Urich received two Golden Globe Award nominations. Later the series was canceled in 1981. After that Robert Urich movie lane was opened, he thought it preeminent to land into the filming career and his first film was – Endangered Species (1982), a sci-fi film made by Alan Rodolph. Urich then co-starred in Turk which was a box office letdown and he was awarded Golden Raspberry Award. By 1985 he was through with acting in films so he returned to episodic television in Spenser: For Hire. In 1988 Urich began hosting the documentary series National Geographic Explorer and won a Cable ACE Award. Then from 1990-1991, he starred in the sitcom American Dreamer. He did a few drama series and sitcoms the following years. Robert Urich movies include Magnum Force, Invitation to Hell, Revolver, Young Again and more.
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The year was 1996 when Robert Urich announced that he had been diagnosed with Synovial Cell Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that attacks soft tissues. He did not let cancer have him down so while undergoing his treatments he hosted a medical documentary series Vital Signs in 1997. After a year of incessant treatment he was affirmed cancer free and so he returned to the television with much zest in 1998 in The Love Boat: The Next Wave. Urich won an award from the John Wayne Cancer Institute and the Gilda Radner Courage Award for elevating cancer awareness. He and his wife also instituted the Urich Fund for the University Of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center to raise funds for cancer research. He was named the national spokesman for the American Cancer society in 1998. Soon after Robert Urich got divorced with his former wife Barbara Rucker (actress), Urich married Heather Menzies(actress) in 1975.Later they adopted three children. Robert Urich son name is Ryan Urich and his daughter’s names are Allison and Emily.
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Robert Urich was hospitalized at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in for breathing problems. He died on 16th April 2002. Robert Urich funeral was held on April 19 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in North Hollywood. His final resting place was on the grounds of his family’s vacation home in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. A night before his death, Urich’s final television film; Night of the Wolf was broadcasted on Animal planet.