I’m very saddened by the passing away, at the age of 85, of Robert Loggia, one of the most recognizable faces of both cinema and television.
It was most cool.
The series was a brain child of Harry Julian Fink, that would go on to create the character of Dirty Harry.
In the series, Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat was a former cat burglar, that now worked as a bodyguard.
“Out of the night comes a man who saves lives at the risk of his own. Once a circus performer, an aerialist who refused the net. Once a cat burglar, a master among jewel thieves. Now a professional bodyguard. Primitive… savage… in love with danger. The Cat!”
It was a noir-tinged series, full of dark alleys, smoky night clubs and dangerous characters. It also featured real (or at least realistic) martial arts and a very tough, smart attitude.
It was the sort of show that a teenager like me could only love.