R.I.P. Peter Graves

Peter Graves, star of the Mission: Impossible television series, has passed away from a heart attack outside his home in Los Angeles. He was set to celebrate his 84th birthday this week.

Although best known for his performance as Jim Phelps, leader of the Impossible Missions Force in Mission: Impossible, Graves carved a solid career as a supporting actor in numerous feature films.

Following memorable roles in Stalag 17 and Night of the Hunter, he hilariously lampooned his straight-laced persona in the 1980 disaster movie spoof Airplane! (Known as Flying High in Australia).

Graves won a Golden Globe for his performance in Mission: Impossible, and later received his first Emmy in 1997 as host of A&E Biography.

Discuss: As a tribute to Mr. Graves, won’t you share with us your favourite Captain Oveur quote? “Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

One Response to “R.I.P. Peter Graves”

  1. I'm pretty sure that Peter Graves was first on Australian TV, albeit in black and white, in a series called Fury, back in the fifties or very early sixties. The show revolved around a black stallion and the young son of Peter's character.Aaaah, brings back some wonderful memories of a more wholesome time…Thanks Peter, and Rest In Peace.

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