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  • Category: Television
  • Unveiled: 30 Oct 2009
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  • Notes: 2,391st Star on the Walk of Fame

Peter Graves

Next star: Harrison Ford
Previous star: William Demarest

Biography

Graves in 1967

Source: Wikipedia

Peter Duesler Aurness (March 18, 1926 – March 14, 2010), known professionally as Peter Graves, was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his starring role in the CBS television series Mission: Impossible from 1967 to 1973 (original) and from 1988 to 1990 (revival). His elder brother was actor James Arness (1923–2011). Graves was also known for his portrayal of airplane pilot Captain Clarence Oveur in the 1980 comedy film Airplane! and its 1982 sequel Airplane II: The Sequel.

Fact file

  • Born: Peter Duesler Aurness March 18, 1926 Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
  • Died: March 14, 2010 (aged 83) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Resting place: Cremated
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: Southwest High School
  • Alma mater: University of Minnesota
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1942–2010
  • Spouse(s): Joan Endress (m.1950–2010, his death)
  • Children: 3 daughters
  • Family: James Arness (brother, deceased)

Read more about Peter Graves at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

patsaperstein
Variety, 2017-02-11 02:24:03
Television producer and writer Stanley Kallis, who worked on shows including “Hawaii Five-O” and “Mission: Impossible,” died at his home in Laguna Beach, Calif. on Jan. 28. He helped develop the concept for “Hawaii 5-0” for CBS with writer Leonard Freeman, then moved to producing “Mission: Impossible” with Peter Graves ...

carmeld1
Variety, 2016-08-23 16:33:31
Steven Hill, who starred for years as District Attorney Adam Schiff on “Law & Order” and decades earlier played the leader of the Impossible Missions Force before Peter Graves on TV’s “Mission: Impossible,” died Tuesday in Monsey, N.Y., his daughter Sarah Gobioff told The New York Times. He was also ...

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