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Birthname: Samuel Messer
Born: May 13, 1911 in Cincinatti, Ohio, USA
Died: June 14, 1977 in Hollywood, California, USA
Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure
Height: 6' 2"
Robert Middleton was known for playing a lot of
bad guys, but he occasionally showed a funny side as Ralph Kramden's
boss in The Honeymooners sketches of "The Jackie Gleason Show", a
hillbilly wrestler on "Burke's Law", and other such light fare.
In reality, Middleton was known as a kindly fellow and was loved by
family and friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was
known to play practical jokes. For the time period, Middleton was
a giant, especially onscreen. He stood 6' 2" at a time when most
people weren't even 6', and he was very heavy. Being a rather
imposing fellow, it was easy for him to land a lot of the most
contemptable roles. Unlike most "bad guy" actors, we enjoy seeing
Middleton and he's a very likable actor.
Burke's Law- Who Killed the
Robert Middleton as Rocky Mountain, a
"bad guy" hillbilly professional wrestler who did, in fact, kill the