Friday, October 01, 2010
Had he not perished of pneumonia back in 1994, actor George Peppard would today be celebrating his 82nd birthday. Thanks to his roles in the TV mystery series Banacek (1972–1974) and the underappreciated detective feature P.J. (1968), not to mention the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the teleflick Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case, I’ve long been a Peppard fan. Even though he’s no longer with us, I shall be tipping a toast in his honor this evening.