Sunday, March 14, 2010
A Tribute to Peter Graves of Pacific Palisades, CA
Just heard word tonight that one of our biggest Palisadians has passed away: the actor Peter Graves.
Of late, I've been doing a lot of writing about the star of "Mission: Impossible" and "Night of the Hunter," as Peter was the subject of several recent tributes. I had the pleasure of attending his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony and the ensuing party at Musso & Frank's in Hollywood on October 30, 2009 (on my girlfriend's big birthday, no less!). And a week prior, I got to rap with Peter about some lesser chronicled movie roles for this article.
My condolences to his terrific wife, Joanie, who is truly one of Pacific Palisades' shining lights.