Robert Wagner Book Signing Event “Pieces of My Heart” Autobiography

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Robert Wagner  will be signing copies of “Pieces of My Heart” at the following times and locations:

  • 1/31/09 6:00 PM at the Mission Viejo Public Library – Civic Center. Mission Viejo, CA.
  • 2/7/09 2:00 PM at the High Street Arts Center – High Street. Moorpark, CA.
  • 2/13/09 7:00 PM at the Thousand Oaks Public Library – East Janss Road. Thousand Oaks, CA.

Robert John Wagner (born February 10, 1930) is a Golden Globe– nominated prolific American film and television actor of stage and screen, who starred in movies, soap operas and television. In his early days in Hollywood in the 1950s, he was mentored by the legendary Spencer Tracy.

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Wagner starred in three popular American television series that spanned three decades: as playboy-thief-turned-secret-agent, Alexander Mundy, in It Takes a Thief (1968–1970), as Eddie Albert’s ex-con man turned crime-fighting partner, Det. Pete T. Ryan, in the con-artist-oriented drama Switch (1975–1978), and as Stefanie Powers’s super-rich husband and private-eye partner, Jonathan Hart, in the lighthearted crime drama Hart to Hart (1979–1984). In movies, Wagner is best known for his role as Number Two in the Austin Powers films of the late 1990s and early 2000s. He also had a recurring role as Teddy on the popular TV sitcom Two and a Half Men. Wagner’s autobiography, Pieces of My Heart: A Life, written with author Scott Eyman, was published on September 23, 2008. Spouses: Natalie Wood (1957-1962; 1972-1981) Marion Marshall (1963-1970) Jill St. John (1990-Present)


Wagner’s career as a supporting player in movies was solid in the 1950s, but declined in the 1960s, and he turned to television with great success. His notable roles include:

  • Pvt. Coffman in Halls of Montezuma (1951)
  • Willie Little in Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
  • Tony Petrakis in Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
  • Gifford “Giff” Rogers in Titanic (1953)
  • Joe Devereaux in Broken Lance (1954)
  • Prince Valiant in Prince Valiant (1954)
  • Josh Tanner in White Feather (1955)
  • Bud Corliss in A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
  • Sam Gifford in Between Heaven and Hell (film) (1956)
  • Christopher Teller in The Mountain (1956)
  • Lt. Pell in The Hunters (1958)
  • Chad Bixby, based on Chet Baker in All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960)
  • Lt Ed Boland in The War Lover (1962)
  • George Lytton in The Pink Panther (1963)
  • Allan Taggert in Harper (1966)
  • Mike Banning in Banning (1967)
  • Alexander Mundy in It Takes a Thief (1968–70)
  • David Corey in The Name of the Game (1970–1971)
  • Dan Bigelow in The Towering Inferno (1974)
  • Brick Pollitt in Laurence Olivier Presents: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976) (with then wife Natalie Wood and Laurence Olivier)
  • Pete T. Ryan in Switch (1975–1978)
  • Kevin Harrison in The Concorde … Airport ’79 (1979)
  • Jonathan Hart in Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
  • Bill Krieger in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
  • Number Two in the Austin Powers movies (1997, 1999, 2002)
  • Tom Baxter in Wild Things (1998)
  • Amos in Man of Faith (2005)
  • President James Garfield in Netherbeast Incorporated (2007)
  • Mr. Wilson in A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007)

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