April 16, 1935 - January 11, 2018 Robert (Bob) Sutton, 82 years old, born in Brooklyn, and grew up in Hollywood. Bob Sutton (as smooth as Sutton) was an accomplished athlete and actor. Bob was an all-city star in football, basketball, and swimming at Hollywood High School. He continued playing football at Oregon State, where he graduated as a philosophy major. He was a boxer, as well, in the U.S. Army. Bob was also an accomplished actor who appeared in movies such as "Sudden Impact" and "Dog Pound Shuffle," and in TV series such as "Rockford File" and "Shameless." He played many bad guys in his long acting career but his real persona was a gentle, sweet, and humble man who always put a smile on your face. Bob had five brothers: Charles (deceased), David (married to Bertha), Maurice, Joe (married to Joan), and Avraham (married to Esther). He was also a regular at the Hollywood YMCA for many years. Bob is survived by his wife Louise along with Louise's sons Apiluck and Supasit. He will be missed but his legend will live on.
Published in Los Angeles Times on Jan. 16, 2018.