Welcome to the Pete Duel Memorial Site (PDMS)



With a very special thank you to Geoffrey and Jacqueline Deuel. Slideshow compiled and produced by Laura Moretti for the Pete Duel Memorial Site.

Pete Duel
Pete Duel (originally spelled Peter Deuel) has been in our hearts for more than forty years — and for some, even longer. For many others, he was discovered just in the past few years when reruns of Alias Smith & Jones were shown on television and Seasons One and Two of the series was released on DVD. And so, for many people doing their research, they only recently learned that Pete died tragically at an early age and at the height of his career.

I designed the Pete Duel Memorial Site (PDMS) in 2004 to celebrate the life and talent of this remarkable man. PDMS contains more than 500 pictures of Pete Duel (many of them from original sources), and roughly 5,000 video captures, along with more than 100 video clips and performances — and with more to be uploaded and presented. As well, PDMS gets roughly 35,000 unique visitors a year (who make a total of 175,000 visits to the site) and has had 15 million hits (more than 300,000 hits a month) since its inception.

Pete Duel was someone’s son, someone’s brother, someone’s uncle, someone’s friend, someone’s colleague, someone’s cousin, someone’s lover, and someone’s hero. He is still admired by fans and colleagues around the world. What has come out from everything ever said or written about him is that he was a man with presence. Despite his absence, his powerful presence is still with us.



I hope you find the Pete Duel Memorial Site a dignified expression of the love and respect Pete Duel deserved and hopefully had a glimpse of sensing before he left. In the meantime, more than 45 years later, Pete is still winning and breaking hearts around the world.

He is as forever loved as he is forever missed.

-Laura, the Pete Duel Memorial Site Creator

by Fiona MacDougall; 'TEEN Magazine, February 1972 FADE IN... Universal Stage 37 is in turmoil. The director has just yelled "Cut!" for the final take of the morning and the myriad of ...
TV-Movie Pin-Ups, July 1971 Although there are six doctors in Peter Duel's family tree, he ignored tradition and decided to become an actor. Born in Rochester, New York, on Feb. 24, ...
a UK magazine (source unknown), 1972 Universal Studios, where the Alias Smith and Jones series was filmed, carries on as usual. You might think that, in all that hustle and bustle, ...
Life Just Wasn't Worth Living Modern Screen's Hollywood Yearbook, 1973 He was young (31), good looking, the star of a successful TV series (Alias Smith and Jones) and had a best gal. ...
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