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Old 01-13-2019, 08:36 AM   #1
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Default Happy 100th birthday, Robert Stack!!!

Hi everyone! It has been awhile since I have posted on the forum but i just thought to write to say Happy 100th birthday to Robert Stack! And I think I will celebrate today by binge watching Unsolved mysteries on Amazon prime in his honor!

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Hi everyone! It has been awhile since I have posted on the forum but i just thought to write to say Happy 100th birthday to Robert Stack! And I think I will celebrate today by binge watching Unsolved mysteries on Amazon prime in his honor!

hard to believe he's that old, but I'm glad you've posted this.
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hard to believe he's that old
I remember as a little kid watching Stack introduce an episode and my mom told me that he was in his 70's. I didn't believe her.
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I remember as a little kid watching Stack introduce an episode and my mom told me that he was in his 70's. I didn't believe her.
same here, I didn't realize how old he was until I started watching again in 2003. in fact I picked it up on lifetime right around the time he passed away and I didn't know that he died until much later in the year.
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Thinking of Robert Stack on his 100th birthday, I think I may speak for many others here in that I grew up with Robert Stack, more so than most other people on TV when I was younger. My first time watching him on UM was in October 1988, as a third grader, and the last first run episode I saw him on was in May 2002, when I was a week away from graduating from college.

I think it's a testament to Mr. Stack that 15 years after his passing, 16 years after his last first run episode on UM and a century after his birth, we are all still avid fans of the show. It's difficult to imagine UM carrying on for 14 years, from 1988 to 2002, with anyone else as the host. And kudos to him for staying on as the host for so long, up until he was in his 80s.

Robert Stack also didn't seem to take himself too seriously; I've yet to see the Beavis film, but I have a great deal of respect for the fact that he was a voice in "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America" and starred in "Airplane." Think of how many actors out there who would've been too uptight or self-important to be involved in such movies.

I did spend part of my day binge-watching UM, and here's to many more years of enjoying Robert Stack hosting Unsolved Mysteries! Happy 100th!
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Wow. Didn’t know he was that old.
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Not only did he look way younger while hosting, but he was pretty active, too. He didn't just sit in the telecenter and host. They flew him to various places over the run of the show (Arlington, VA and San Quentin being notable examples). It was only in the later seasons that he was pretty much exclusively in the church setting, which may not have just been related to his health but also the budget of the show. I bring this up because I've realized it's pretty rare for a show like this to have their host go to the actual location. It drew me into the show even more to see Stack narrate while on location rather than simply talking about that place.

I will always consider him one of the top hosts of all time.
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He didn't just sit in the telecenter and host. They flew him to various places over the run of the show (Arlington, VA and San Quentin being notable examples)
Makes you wonder if Dennis Farina was able to do that unstead of being in the "NASA station" for every episode would the re-boot have been more popular. Looking back it's obvious the high production values and the where-is-he-now feeling of mystery were what drew me in as a kid although there is no denying Robert Stack is my favorite TV host of all time.

Sad to say but Stack's slow, personable manner of speaking has no place in modern rapid fire TV programs. He was almost like Mr. Rogers for adults and I would give anything to hear him narrate a brand new case for us.
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"Is it possible, that Jim and Kay Tatum caused their own haunting?" His delivery was engaging and intriguing. RIP Mr. Stack, you are sorely missed........
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