Monday, March 15, 2010

Peter Graves Has Died


Peter Graves died yesterday of a heart attack. He was 83. I loved this guy. When I first saw the television series Mission Impossible it wasn't until after I had seen Airplane and it made me realize what an extraordinary actor he was. In my opinion it is because of him that A&E even exists today. They sucked when they started, but they came up with that Biography show and were smart enough or lucky enough to have Peter Graves host and narrate. They have a Biography channel now. I think it is because of him. He will be missed. Below are all of his scenes from Airplane. Love it.

15 comments:

jen said...

I loved Peter Graves, too. Largely because of MST3K and The Film Crew, but also because of Airplane.

R.I.P. Peter, you will be missed.

"Hi. I'm Peter Graves. Is this Biology 101?"

Anonymous said...

Loved those Airplane movies. "Bobby, have you ever seen a grown man naked?" I also love that he and his wife married in 1950 and were still together. Very cool.

KellyLynn said...

Any actor would be proud of having such a successful career.

RIP Peter.

Maja With a J said...

Oh, Airplane...One of my all time favourites!

Ms Cool said...

I love AIrplane. Bobby, do you like movies about Gladiators?

lmnop123 said...

Rest In Peace Peter. I loved you in Mission Impossible.

Julie said...

we were just talking about him on Thursday. random.
RIP

timebob said...

Back in 1997 I temped at the A&E Headquarts in NYC for about a month. I was filling in for a executive producers assistant.

The most exciting thing that happend was I picked up a call from Peter Graves looking for something he left on set. I was so nervous I got tung tied. He was a cranky old man to me. But I can still hear the sound of his voice being very annoyed with me.

lutefisk said...

I used to watch Mission Impossible when I was a little kid. The opening theme was pretty awesome. Tom Cruise killed the movies for me.
RIP Captain Oveur.

sunnyside1213 said...

He was quite the hunk back int the day. RIP.

FrenchGirl said...

RIP

mooshki said...

I'm sad to see him go.

selenakyle said...

Peter Graves was sex-AY back in the day.

RIP

Anonymous said...

My 75 year old Mother is crushed...she's loved him for years.

Loved him Airplane but to see his greatest work I suggest viewing Stalag 17...one of the best WWII movies ever made.

RIP Peter.

cricket said...

I used to watch Fury every morning when I was a kid before I went to school. He played the father on that show. That was the first thing I ever saw him in. He always seemed like a real classy kind of guy.
RIP Peter

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