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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

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Height: 6' 2"

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BiographyRobert 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.

Filmography: In progress.

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Burke's Law- Who Killed the Strangler?

Robert Middleton
Robert Middleton as Rocky Mountain, a "bad guy" hillbilly professional wrestler who did, in fact, kill the Strangler.