How Robert Blake as 'Baretta' became a household name

"I designed Baretta as my ideal self," Blake, who played the title character in the hit '70s TV series, told ABC 20/20. "But people thought that was me, and...it wasn't true."
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And of course there was Greta. Everybody in my game. If you sit it was quite they break into song and you'd watch those Promos right. Thursday packed. Credited everything to save three runways so Beretta was one of those police shows where the cop breaks the rules to make sure the bad guys caught. I it was very much in time in view of the 97. This is the new. It was hit. The show Robert Blake Emmy award. In 1970. I song in Beretta I watched Florida as a kid when I liked about program and liked his style. He was a fighter. Greta had a lot of quirks and the man who lived with a cock and. What was the deal with the Cox gets it. He was brilliant. And musical life. There were five or six virginal did something else but while I was the Jeep. And he also was a troubled animals because he was trapped in being the birdie should have been a person. And Eagleton. You conceded he had that look in his and you would grab your finger any look at you like you'll argue with me. I. So he was kinda nuts here for the time. What you could get him to do anything he understood the camera. Florida was and certainly not a great teaching. Why. But he had a good apart and he was almost on the side of the week in the moment. I designed boom. As my ideals self it was a lot of things that I wanted to be but people thought that was me. And the expected to flying that when inequity it is he wasn't true.

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