February 21, 2024

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David Soul, star of the Hit Cop Show “Starsky & Hutch,” has died at the age of 80

David Soul, star of the Hit Cop Show “Starsky & Hutch,” has died at the age of 80

In 1977, a year after the release of his debut album, he reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with his tear-jerking song. “Don't give up on us.” Several years later, Owen Wilson, as Hutch, parodied the song Nothing too loving Fashion in the 2004 feature film comedy version of the show, which also starred Ben Stiller as Starsky and Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear.

Mr. Soul, who has often said that music is his priority over acting, was released Five albums In his career, he achieved four goals Top 10 results In Britain in the 1970s, including “Don’t Give Up on Us,” which reached number one; “Silver Lady” Which also went to number one even though it only made it No. 52 in the United States of America; And “I come in with my eyes open” – No. 2 in Britain and No. 54 on the American chart.

He had enough of a lyrical sense that, in his review of a 1977 concert at Radio City Music Hall, Robert Palmer of The New York Times described “camera-wielding teenage girls charging the stage, hundreds of exploding flash cubes flashing and constant screaming.”

David Solberg was born David Richard Solberg on August 28, 1943, to Richard Solberg, a professor of political science and history as well as a theologian, and John (Nelson) Solberg, a teacher.

In David's youth, the family lived in Cold War-era Berlin as well as South Dakota. He aspired to become a diplomat or minister before turning his sights to a career in show business. In his late teens, he learned that his girlfriend Mim was pregnant; Under parental pressure, they got married.

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Later, when he was 22, he found his wife with another man, a friend of his, and left her and their young son, Christopher, to chase his dreams of stardom in New York.