Friends Fear For ‘Emergency’ Star Julie London After Hubby’s Death

Actor songwriter Bobby Troup has died, and the heartache may be too much for actress Julie London, the loving wife he left behind.

“I don’t know what’s going to become of her now,” a source fretted.

“At 71, Julie is ailing herself, with the lingering effects of a stroke. She just sits in her chair staring off into space,” the source continued.

Bobby, 80 penned the immortal pop tune “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66,” and is remembered for his roles on the hit television show “Emergency” and in the block-buster big screen flick “M*A*S*H.”

But pals say that his 40-year marriage to Julie was a true work of art --- one of the most successful Hollywood marriages ever.

“The hardest part is that none of us expected Bobby to die,” longtime family friend Linda Wheeler said after Bobby passed away from a heart attack.

But Julie’s son Jody Troup added, “We’re taking very good care of Mom --- all of us are making sure she never forgets for a minute how much we love her.”


The National Enquirer

February 1999

By: Stan Oliver

Caption: LOVING CO-STARS Julie and Bobby on “Emergency.”