Robert Blake was an American actor who was born Michael James Gubitosi on September 18, 1933. He was known for his roles in the 1967 movie In Cold Blood and the 1970s TV show Baretta.
Robert played tough characters like the TV detective Tony Baretta, is died on Thursday (March 9, 2023) at his home in Los Angeles. His career was overshadowed by his trial and acquittal in the murder of his wife in 2001. He was 89. A niece named Noreen Austin said that the cause was long-term heart disease.
Since his passing, there has been a renewed interest in his private life. His personal life is also shrouded in mystery, as he was once exonerated of murdering his wife. Every aspect of his private life, from his three marriages to the murder of his wife, will be covered in this article.
All About Robert Blake’s Wives
Sondra Blake (1961-1983)
Sondra Blake is an actress best known for her part in the movie “Of Mice and Men.” Even better, she is known as the first wife of the actor Robert Blake, who used to be famous. Sondra Blake and Robert Blake first met somewhere in the late 1950s. Since they were both actors, it didn’t seem strange that they met through their separate jobs. It was said that after a play Sondra was in Los Angeles, Robert, who had seen her in the play, went backstage to talk to her.
On November 25, 1961, they tied the knot. They were married for 22 years before they got a divorce in 1983 and went their separate ways. Even though it wasn’t clear why the couple got a divorce, there were problems with abuse in the home. Sondra Blake and Robert Blake had two children together, Noah Blake and Delinah Blake.
Bonny Lee Bakley (2000-2001)
Blake met Bonny Lee Bakley in 1999. She was from Wharton, New Jersey, and had been married nine times. She was said to have a history of taking advantage of older men, especially celebrities, for money.
During her time with Blake, she went out with Christian Brando, who is Marlon Brando’s son. Bakley got pregnant, and she told both Brando and Blake that the baby was theirs. At first, Bakley called the baby “Christian Shannon Brando” and said that Brando was the father. Bakley wrote letters to Blake about her strange reasons.
Blake made her take a DNA test to prove that he was the father. Blake became Bakley’s tenth husband on November 19, 2000, after DNA tests showed that he was the biological father of her child, who was renamed Rosie. Blake stayed married to Bakley until May 4, 2001, when she was killed.
After his second wife was shot and killed in his car after having lunch with him in Los Angeles, the actor was accused of killing her. After a long trial, the actor was acquitted of the crime, but he was later found responsible for her death and had to pay between $15 and $30 million to her children.
Pamela Hudak (2017-2018)
Robert married his third wife, Pamela Hudak, in 2017. They had apparently known each other for a long time and even gone out on dates. Unfortunately, this marriage only lasted a year, and on December 7, 2018, Blake filed for divorce.