What happened to Peter Duel the actor?


What happened to Peter Duel the actor?

Death. In the early hours of December 31, 1971, Duel died at his Hollywood Hills home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Duel’s girlfriend, Dianne Ray, was at his home at the time of his death and discovered his body.

Why did Peter Duel leave Alias Smith?

It is thought he was hoping another less strenuous series would rescue him from Alias Smith & Jones and then allow him to return to ‘proper’ acting on Broadway. Of acting in a series, Pete had said, “The quantity of work is Herculean and the quality is often non-existent.” A salary increased quietened him temporarily.

Is Geoffrey Deuel and Peter Duel brothers?

Geoffrey Jacob Deuel (born January 17, 1943) is an American actor….

Geoffrey Deuel
Spouse(s) Jacqueline Selitto
Relatives Pete Duel (brother)

Did Peter Duel have a twin brother?

Geoffrey DeuelPete Duel / Brother

How old is Pete Duel?

31 years (1940–1971)Pete Duel / Age at death

Who replaced Pete Duel in Alias Smith and Jones?

Roger Davis
Roger Davis is an actor, producer and voice-over artist, who is most remembered for taking over the role of Hannibal Heyes (a.k.a. Joshua Smith) in the TV series, Alias Smith and Jones (1971), from his friend, Pete Duel, after Duel died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while intoxicated.

Was Hannibal Heyes a real outlaw?

The name of the Duel/Davis Hannibal Heyes character came from a real-life former 25th Indiana Volunteer Infantry soldier named Hannibal Hays, who lived until 1916. Murphy’s Jed Curry character was nicknamed “Kid” Curry in the series.

Is Ben Murphy married?

Jeanne DavisBen Murphy / Spouse (m. 1978–1981)

Was Pete Duel an alcoholic?

I learned Duel was a passionate McGovern Democrat, avid environmentalist, and poet, but also a recovering alcoholic and probably bipolar.

Why did Roger Davis leave Alias Smith and Jones?

Roger Davis was unfairly blamed for some for the demise of “Alias Smith and Jones”, on the grounds that he was unable to fill Pete Duel’s boots. However, it’s doubtful the show could have survived, even with Duel, as the network unwisely put the show up against the cultural phenomenon that was “All in the Family”.

Was there really a Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry?

What happened to Smith and Jones?

The British comedian – known for the sketch shows Alas Smith and Jones and Not The Nine O’Clock News – died at his home on Friday, Michael Foster said. Smith formed a lasting partnership with co-performer Griff Rhys Jones with whom he set up the independent television company, Talkback Productions.