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Actor Peter Graves Dead at 83

March 14, 2010

Actor Peter Graves best known for roles in Airplane and the television show Mission Impossible was found dead today. Total bummer. He’s survived by his wife, kids and older brother, actor James “Marshall Dillion” Arness.

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  1. evmaroon permalink
    March 14, 2010 11:10 pm

    Airplane! was such a cultural milestone for me, I still can’t watch Robert Stack without thinking something funny’s about to happen right behind him. Every. Single. Unsolved Mystery. Episode. I loved Peter Graves’ work in this and Mission Impossible, and his cameo on the Golden Girls.

  2. March 14, 2010 11:13 pm

    Zomg, was he the boyfriend who still lived with his mom and dated Blanche? Why haven’t there been any Golden Girls posts yet? We’re dropping the ball!

  3. March 15, 2010 7:05 am

    Ah, now I understand why NPR was talking about Mission Impossible when I was stepping out of the shower.

    Graves was a special kind of actor IMO. Somehow he managed to be able to parody his more serious acting self without diminishing its effectiveness.

    He had a great run.

  4. March 15, 2010 7:27 am

    Graves was a special kind of actor IMO. Somehow he managed to be able to parody his more serious acting self without diminishing its effectiveness.

    So true. He had wonderful comedic timing.

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