Birth Name: Robert Culp
Birth Place: Berkeley, California, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Born Robert Martin Culp in Oakland, CA on Aug. 16, 1930, he was the son of attorney Crozie Culp and his wife, Bethel Collins, an employment counselor for a chemical firm in Berkeley. An only child, he fought loneliness through his discovery of performance, which began with marionette shows in his basement, and later expanded to local theater as a teenager. Culp also showed an aptitude for art, and earned his keep as a cartoonist for Bay Area magazines and newspapers in high school. But acting remained his chief passion, much to the dismay of his family. Culp's skill at track and field earned him athletic scholarships to six universities, but he chose the relatively small College of the Pacif...
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