TV icon, twice-Emmy-nommed Naked City star Paul Burke gone at 83.
Burke who shot to stardom as Detective Adam Flint in the pioneering shot-on-location cop show Naked City died with his wife Lyn at his side from leukemia and non-Hodgkins lymphoma in Palm Springs, California.
Butke who’s distinctive freckled face could be seen all over the early TV landscape including The Adventures of Superman enjoyed a four decade career in TV and film.
In 1960 he joined Naked City,a semi-documentary police series filmed on the streets of New York in its second season.
After his shield and series were retired he replaced Robert Lansing as the star of the World War II airborne drama Twelve O’Clock High where he met his future wife Lyn.
His feature films include The Thomas Crown Affair where he played an insurance investigator hot on the tail of master thief Steve McQueen and was the male lead in the notorious tale of Holywood sex-cess in Valley of the Dolls.
Still active in his 60s, Burke joined the cast of Dynasty during the 1980s. His last film was in 1990 before he retired.
In addition to his wife, Burke is survived by three children from his first marriage.