Robert Sparks (Salathiel Robert Sparks)

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Peebles, Adams County, Ohio, USA
Husband of actress Penny (Blondie Bumstead) Singleton, Sparks produced a number of the "Blondie" movies during the late '30s and early '40s. Sparks began his career in Hollywood in 1932 with Paramount Pictures where he was employed as a writer. He joined Columbia Pictures in 1938 and began producing the "Blondie" films. After serving in the Marines during WWII, Sparks joined RKO as an executive producer. As a producer with CBS, he is credited with the development and supervision of such shows as: Gunsmoke (1955), Rawhide (1959) and Perry Mason (1957), among others. Read more...