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Last night Piers Morgan conducted a candid and at times combative interview with actor Robert Blake. Blake, who starred in “Baretta” and “In Cold Blood” recently released his memoir, “Tales of a Rascal,” but the conversation quickly turned to his murdered wife.
The former star, who was tried and acquitted for Bonny Lee Bakley's 2001 murder, became pugnacious when the host attempted to discuss the night of her death.
“What the hell are you doing?” Blake shouted.
Morgan attempted to assuage the actor by taking out his ear piece and assuring him there was no one coaching him to ask certain questions- an accusation Blake had earlier hurled at him.
“There is nobody talking to me,” Morgan said holding up his ear piece. “These are my questions for you.”
However the entertainer remained irate— not answering the question and ordering Morgan to instead tell him the events of the night. After the host reviewed a few of the details leading up to her murder, Blake and Morgan engaged in a bizarre and heated dialogue.
“Well, it sounds boring as hell, but go ahead,” Blake said bluntly.
“I don't think it's boring,” Morgan asserted. “Your wife got murdered.”
Blake then said that it was the questions themselves that were boring and people didn’t care.
The host replied that Blake had come on the show to promote the story of his life and this was probably the most significant part of his life. Blake again responded shockingly:
“Bulls***,” Blake exploded. “Personally, it's not the most significant thing in my life. The most significant thing in my life is when I was two years old and I found an audience.”
Blake continued to rant at Morgan:
“The next most significant thing is when I went to MGM as an extra and three years later, I starred in my first film,” he shouted. “There's nothing more significant than a little boy with no parents, no friends, nothing, walking into MGM and three years later, starring in his first film.”
Later in the interview Blake theorized on who might have murdered his wife:
“She had different places where she lived and nobody could ever find her, if they were looking for her,” Blake explained of his deceased wife, who he also called a con artist.
“But one day, somebody opened a paper and said, ‘Bonnie just married Robert Blake. Where does Robert Blake live?’ A couple of weeks later, she was dead.”