He made made his acting debut n 1959, appearing with Hollywood great Bette Davis on NBC's Wagon Train.
Were he still alive, Bobby Buntrock would be be 62 year old.
He died tragically, however, over 40 years ago, at the age of 21, The child actor, who played Harold Baxter on the popular 1960s Hazel comedy series, lost his life in an automobile accident on a bridge in Keystone, South Dakota on April 7, 1974.
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he played Bo Lindstom, one of Ella's (Davis) children.
In 1960 Bobby appeared as Buddy on an episode of Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse called "Dr. Ed, "Kiddy Park," he played a small boy in the park where Ed, the talking horse, was giving pony rides. On The Donna Reed Show, Bobby played a crying child in an episode entitled "Mary's Little Lamb" (Season 3, Episode 38, Air Date: June 8, 1961).
According to the World Heritage Encyclopedia, the bridge had been severely damaged two years previously in the South Dakota Flood of 1972.
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.
Whitney was the mother of actress Meredith Baxter of Family Ties fame (Coincidentally, Blake's first husband was named Tom Baxter).