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    Oveur and Out

    Peter Graves, whose calm and intelligent demeanor was a good fit to the intrigue of "Mission Impossible" as well as the satire of the "Airplane" films, has died.

    Graves passed away Sunday just a few days before his 84th birthday outside his home in Los Angeles, publicist Sandy Brokaw said. Graves was returning from brunch with his wife of nearly 60 years and his family when he had what Graves' doctor believed was a heart attack, Brokaw said.

    Graves first gained attention of many baby boomers with the 1950s TV series "Fury," but remained best known for the role of Jim Phelps, leader of a gang of special agents who battled evil conspirators in TV's "Mission: Impossible."

    Normally cast as a hero, he turned in an unforgettable performance early in his career as the treacherous Nazi spy in Billy Wilder's 1953 prisoner-of-war drama "Stalag 17."

    He also masterfully lampooned his straight-arrow image when he portrayed bumbling airline pilot Clarence Oveur in the 1980 disaster movie spoof "Airplane!"

    Graves appeared in dozens of films and a handful of television shows in a career of nearly 60 years.

    The authority and trust he projected made him a favorite for commercials late in his life, and he was often encouraged to go into politics.

    "He had this statesmanlike quality," Brokaw said. "People were always encouraging him to run for office."
    I think I'm going to watch the Quest channel today and watch some M:I out of respect and finish with the Airplane! films.
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    God damn I love the Airplane films. I think I shall have to watch them soon also.

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    The earlier Abraham & Zucker films were indeed very funny

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