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TV and movie veteran {PETER GRAVES} has died. He was 83.
The star of the Mission: Impossible TV series and Airplane! movies was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Sunday (14Mar10) after a family lunch.
Born in 1926, Graves – brother of character actor James Arness – enjoyed a career in Hollywood spanning 60 years, which included playing Jim Phelps in Mission: Impossible between 1967-1973.
He went on to become a cult comedy figure through his role as Captain Oveur in spoofs Airplane! and Airplane II: The Sequel. He later starred in U.S. TV show Biography for over a decade, winning an Emmy for his hosting duties on the series.
Graves was honoured last year (09) with the 2,391st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ojai Film Festival.
He had three daughters, Kelly, Claudia and Amanda, and six grandchildren.
USA – 14.03.10

Peter Graves and Joan Endress
Ojai Film Festival, last day, at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Ojai, California – 05.11.09
Credit: (Mandatory): Lamberts Photography / WENN.com

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