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Peter Graves passing

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  1. omgb

    omgb Well-Known Member

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    I just saw Peter Graves has passed. We have lost another fine man who has brought a great deal of pleasure to a huge number of Americans. He ws 86.
     
  2. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    As far as I know his older brother James Arness is still living.
     
  3. Brian in Oregon

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    One of the few Hollywood types I'm sorry to see pass.
     
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    Does anyone remember Fury?
     
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    I remember Fury...it was almost as bad as Sky King!!

    Curt
     
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    Sorry to see him go.
     
  7. short shucker

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    His role in the "Airplane" movie was priceless.

    ss
     
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    Gentlemen, I'd like you to meet your captain, Captain Oveur.
    Gentlemen, welcome aboard.
    Captain, your navigator, Mr. Unger, and your first officer, Mr. Dunn.
    Unger.
    Oveur.
    Oveur.
    Dunn. Gentlemen, let's get to work.
    Unger, didn't you serve under Oveur in the Air Force?
    Not directly. Technically, Dunn was under Oveur and I was under Dunn.
    Yep.
    So, Dunn, you were under Oveur and over Unger.
    Yep.
    That's right. Dunn was over Unger and I was over Dunn.
    So, you see, both Dunn and I were under Oveur, even though I was under Dunn. Dunn was over Unger, and I was over Dunn.
     
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    I really enjoyed the Mission Impossible shows. It was one of our "family" shows that my father really enjoyed. He must have been a good man as I don't remember any of the scandals that Hollywood enjoys today.

    Rest In Peace
     
  10. atashooter

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    You know, When I was way younger, you always saw actors like Graves in serious roles. Being older, I have had a chance now to see some of these guys in comedies and they are a riot !! Actors like Graves, Buddy Hackett, Lloyd Bridges, Stack, Nielson, could be funnier than hell and then turnaround and play the most serious, Tear jerking roles you ever saw. A tragic loss for Hollywood and the American people.
     
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    Timmy -- do you like gladiator movies?

    Pete
     
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    Have you ever seen a grown man naked ?
     
  13. Bernie K

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    Do any of you remember what the first movie his brother Jim stared in? Scared the C%$# out of me as a kid.
     
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    "Do any of you remember what the first movie his brother Jim stared in? Scared the C%$# out of me as a kid."

    The Thing from Another World (1951) .... 'The Thing'
    ... aka The Thing (USA: short title)

    Actually his first movie was The Farmer's Daughter (1947) (as James Aurness) .

    Adios, Dirk
     
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    Peter Graves was also a great clarinet player.
     
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    Timmy, you ever been in a Turkish prison? (I think)
     
  17. Pull & Mark

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    Woodson, your correct. They had a long long line of them on the local radio this morning in his memory. Wish I could remember some!!! They also said it took many,many takes to get that seen. He would burst out laughing in the middle of the takes over and over again. The whole set too I'll bet. LOL. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  18. WoodsonEnt

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    Pull & Mark,

    That movie was made the year I was born! It is still one of my all time favorites.
     
  19. short shucker

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    Damn Matt,

    You're still wet behind the ears. Lol. I remember seeing that one in the movie theater.

    ss
     
  20. Brian in Oregon

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    Don't forget he played the Nazi spy planted in the POW barracks in the movie Stalag 17, one of his few roles as a bad guy.

    When Graves was first approached about being in Airplane! he read the plot and asked if the producers were insane? Once they explained they wanted everything deadpanned and no lines delivered by comedians he understood and agreed to the part.
     
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