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"Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Old 03-15-10, 11:09 AM
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Not a single grave joke?!

Just watched Stalag 17 last week. A classic role for which Graves has apparently been forgotten.

Always liked him.
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Originally Posted by Groucho
Kudos to Graves for having the integrity to not reprise his role as Jim Phelps in the Mission: Impossible movie.
It's a shame they went ahead and destroyed his character, but good for him for having absolutely nothing to do with it. They can never take that away from him.
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

He and his brother James Arness both had successful careers. I guess Peter's career was a little more varied, and James' career ran on a much longer show with a character that defined him.

Peter took his stepdad's last name so he would be thought of differently than James.
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Originally Posted by Numanoid
Just watched Stalag 17 last week. A classic role for which Graves has apparently been forgotten.
I've seen several obits online that mentioned it, so it hasn't been completely forgotten.
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
He and his brother James Arness both had successful careers. I guess Peter's career was a little more varied, and James' career ran on a much longer show with a character that defined him.

Peter took his stepdad's last name so he would be thought of differently than James.
A third brother, Robert Brown, was also an actor. Probably most people would know him as Lazarus in the Star Trek episode "Alternative Factor".
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Thanks Mr. Graves for all the memorable moments. I liked the 1988 Mission Impossible TV Series.
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

James Arness has a brief mention of his brother's passing on his website.

http://www.jamesarness.com
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Today was Peter Graves' birthday, too.

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