7:00 AM PST Bobby Buntrock was born on August 4, 1952 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Looking for something to watch? FETV (215), Tue, Nov 03 Bobby had tried to escape, but he had been unable to pry the door open far enough due to the mud and the sheer force of the water. Buntrock soon landed his first role, on an episode of Wagon Train at the age of seven. After submitting Buntrock’s picture to various agents, he was signed by Marcella Bell. On February 17, 2015, I posted an article about the tragic death of child star Bobby Buntrock. The accident was reported and divers arrived at the scene. Bobby lost his life in an automobile accident on a bridge in Keystone, South Dakota on April 7, 1974. In the fifth and final season (1965-1966) shown on CBS, the series was retooled after DeFore and Blake were dismissed and Harold lived with his Uncle Steve Baxter (Ray Fulmer), Aunt Barbara (Lynn Borden), and cousin Susie (Julia Benjamin). In 1961, Buntrock won the role of the Harold “Sport” Baxter on the sitcom Hazel, starring Shirley Booth. On April 7, 1974, Buntrock died at age 21 in an automobile accident when his car veered off a bridge under construction into Battle Creek, drowning him in the submerged car. Robert William Buntrock was born in Denver, Colorado, on August 4, 1952. There was a large hole in the middle of the bridge with at least 3.1 to 4.6 metres (10 to 15 feet) of water in the hole from the creek. Not long after settling in, some of his neighbors decided Buntrock was just-the-cutest-thing-they’d-ever-seen and pressured his parents into getting him an agent. He was killed in an automobile accident on a bridge in Keystone, South Dakota. If he had had one of those window-breaking hammer-type devices, he might have been able to break out the back window and escape. Buntrock is best known for playing the character of Harold "Sport" Baxter on the 1960s sitcom Hazel.  He had two sisters, Stella and Deanne. Keep your little bookworms engaged outside of the classroom with our selection of the very best literary adaptations. Buntrock moved with his family to Keystone, South Dakota, where he graduated from Sturgis High School in 1970, and lived for the last five years of his life. Tragic Accident That Took the Life of 'Hazel' Actor Bobby Buntrock. Bobby Buntrock became known to fans of the 1960s television sitcom “Hazel” as Harold “Sport” Baxter, but at 21 years of age, a preventable accident tragically cut his life short. Let’s face it, even if help had arrived in 5 minutes, his odds of survival still would have been just about nil. Bobby Buntrock is part of the Baby boomers generation. Media related to Bobby Buntrock at Wikimedia Commons, "Bobby Buntrock: The tragic death of Hazel's Harold", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bobby_Buntrock&oldid=977543909, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Episode: "The Masquerade", (final television appearance), This page was last edited on 9 September 2020, at 13:31. Robert Willard "Bobby" Buntrock (August 4, 1952 – April 7, 1974) was an American child actor. Besides the gig on Hazel, he played a dozen other bit parts, including a turn on The Donna Reed Show episode “Mary’s Little Lambs,” which also featured another short-lived actor, Karyn Kupcinet. Bobby Buntrock was born in 1950s. Bobby Buntrock who played the role of ‘Harold “Sport” Baxter’ on the popular sitcom “Hazel,” was tragically killed at the age of 21 in 1974. According to the World Heritage Encyclopedia, the bridge had been severely damaged two years previously in the South Dakota Flood of 1972. The South Dakota Flood of 1972 had severely damaged a bridge in Keystone, South Dakota where Bobby lived at the time. on Most reports say that rescue crews were called quickly but did not arrive in time. They eventually reached the car and discovered Bobby’s body. On April 7, 1974, Bobby died tragically at the age of 21. He had a younger sister, Stella. After the 1972 Keystone, South Dakota flood (one reference is National Geographic) during bridge construction an awful road hazard was left unbarricaded or cautioned in any way. After Hazel ended its run in 1966, Buntrock appeared in two guest spots on The Virginian in 1967 after which he retired from acting. Bobby was en route to visit a friend when his car slid off the side of the road and flipped over into the water. Not long after settling in, some of his neighbors decided Buntrock was just-the-cutest-thing-they’d-ever-seen and pressured his parents into getting him an agent. In the fifth and final season (1965-1966) shown on CBS, the series was retooled after DeFore and Blake were dismissed and Harold lived with his Uncle Steve Baxter (Ray Fulmer), Aunt Barbara (Lynn Borden), and cousin Susie (Julia Benjamin). The 50s were also the beginning of the Space Race, Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement. Robert W. [one source claims the W stood for William] Buntrock was born in Denver, Colorado, on August 4, 1952. When he was three, the family moved to Whittier, California, where neighbors urged Buntrock's parents to get their son into acting. He was best known for playing Harold Baxter, the towheaded tyke on the television show Hazel, a sitcom that is probably airing on televisions somewhere in the world at this very moment. "The young actor who played Harold, Bobby Buntrock, died in a 1974 auto accident.
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