‘Cowboy Bob’ dies after suffering a suspected heart attack


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHI) – Hoosier television legend Bob Glaze, known to his fans as “Cowboy Bob,” passed away according to family.

Bob’s sister-in-law Linda confirms to CBS4 in Indianapolis  that he passed away around noon Friday after suffering a possible heart attack, he was 73, .

In 2010, News 10’s Mark Allan visited with Bob, click play on the video to watch the video from the News 10 Archive.

According to his website, http://www.cowboybobscorral.com/, Glaze first appeared on WTTV in 1963 on Jack Noel’s (Bloomington) Happy Valley Show. He joined the WTTV staff on June 6, 1966 as a camera operator on the Bloomington-basedBob Cook’s RFD-4 and The Bernie Nicolei Breakfast Show where he also appeared. His first appearance in Indianapolis was with Mary Ellen Reed when he played Harley Slarp, her boy friend on “Popeye’s Diner”. He was known as “Mountain Dew Bob” on Janie’s show when they did a Mountain Dew jingle together. That lead to a Parade with Janie in Columbus, Indiana where he was actually deemed “Cowboy Bob” by a local businessman. Don Tillman hired him to replace Mary Ellen Reed’s Lunch Time Theater and his show premiered at noon on January 7, 1970. Chuckwagon Theater was born!

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