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.

2 comments:

Julia Antle said...

I'm very saddened by the news I just heard...I didn't know Mr. Graves personally, but feel as though I did. He will be greatly missed by many.

Julie

Joel R. said...

Thanks for the memories, Jim Newton.