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Gold Coast International Film Festival to honor Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner's career on the screen will be

Robert Wagner's career on the screen will be honored at the 2018 Gold Coast International Film Festival. Credit: Getty Images/Nicholas Hunt

Robert Wagner, the star of television’s “It Takes A Thief," will receive a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Gold Coast International Film Festival.

The award, known as the Burton Moss Hollywood Golden Era Award, will be given to the actor on Oct. 24 at a place yet to be announced. Wagner, 88, starred in a handful of hit films over the years, including "The Pink Panther" (1963) and “The Towering Inferno” (1974), but his longest-lasting success came on television, where he starred in CBS’ “Switch,” opposite Eddie Albert, and ABC’s “Hart to Hart,” with Stefanie Powers.

Wagner was one of the few people aboard a yacht near Catalina Island when his wife, Natalie Wood, drowned at age 43 in 1981. In February, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department named him a “person of interest” in its recently reopened investigation into Wood’s death.


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