In Memoriam: Peter Graves 1926-2010 Posted on March 15, 2010 by unkle lancifer — 8 Comments ↓ UNK SEZ: For more on PETER GRAVES, please check out the can’t be improved upon sentiments expressed over at HEART IN A JAR and JOHN KENNETH MUIR’S REFLECTIONS ON FILM/TV. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)MoreClick to print (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related
I remember him from the original “Mission Impossible” series as it was shown in re-run syndication on TV when I was a kid. Of course I also remember him from “Airplane” (“Have you ever seen a grown man naked?”) The sci-fi movies that he did (“Parts: The Clonus Horror” & “The Beginning of the End” ) I saw via MST3K but I’ve seen “It Conquered the World” on local TV in the 70’s. He will be missed.
And let’s not forget back in the day when the A&E channel actually stood for Arts and Entertainment, and Graves hosted Biography with the kind of pitch-perfect class the channel (and television in general) is now so sorely lacking. His voice was one of the most distinct on record.
He’s in a great Golden Girls where he’s this emasculated newscaster that Blanche sets her eyes on.
I loved him in the made for tv movie Where Have All the People Gone, and boy do I remember him hosting those bios. He did indeed have a golden voice.
Thank you for the linkage, Unk. Beginning of the End was one of the first I showed to my movie group in Chicago – I’ll never forget the shot of the grasshopper walking past a photo of Wacker Drive, and one of the kids shouting, “Hey, I work near there!” Maybe Peter’s passing will also get a DVD release for Scream of the Wolf – it’s been ages since I saw that.
I remember you metioned they shot Where Have All The People Gone around you. That’s so awesome. I have an online friend who lived near where they shot Condominium and got to see Barbara Eden in person. Did you get to catch a glimpse of any of the cast?