September 17, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Local television legend Bob Glaze, more commonly known as “Cowboy Bob,” has passed away according to family.
Bob’s sister-in-law Linda says he passed away around noon Friday after suffering a heart attack. She said things went downhill from there.
From 1970 to 1989, Bob hosted the afternoon cartoon show on WTTV Channel 4. He appeared first as the host of the “Chuck Wagon Theatre” before it became known simply as “Cowboy Bob’s Corral.”
For a generation of Hoosiers, Cowboy Bob was an after-school companion who entertained with his cast of TV characters. Cowboy Bob also educated and engaged his audience subtly on issues like fire safety.
“You know, I wanted to be, if possible, a surrogate brother, father to the kids out there and that was my motivation,” said Glaze in an interview with CBS4 earlier this year.
GLAZE, Bob (Robert Glaze)
Born: 1942, Guymon, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Died: 9/16/2016, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
Bob Glaze’s western – actor:
Cowboy Bob & the Chuck-Wagon Theater (TV) - 1970-1989 (Cowboy Bob)
Cowboy Bob’s Cable Stable (TV) – 1993-1996 (Cowboy Bob)