Sad news this evening: Actor Peter Graves has passed on at the age of 83.
Graves was known for a variety of accomplishments: starring in the classic TV series MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE; appearing in films such as STALAG 17 and AIRPLANE!; and serving as the host and narrator of the long-running documentary series BIOGRAPHY.
Graves was the younger brother of actor James Arness. Two of the BIOGRAPHY episodes I have enjoyed the most were the biographies of Graves and Arness, in which they each spoke about their childhood, military service, and early years in Hollywood.
Mr. Graves and his wife celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary last December.
Bob Thomas's obituary for the AP is here.