Photoplay Album, 1968
He played a young husband in Love on a Rooftop, but in real life he’s about as eligible a bachelor as there is around. A native of Penfield, N.Y., he comes from a long line of doctors and had expected to be one himself until a campus production of The Rose Tattoo gave him an acting bug which even his M.D. father couldn’t cure.
Dr. Deuel did prescribe medicine, however; he advised Pete to quit college (St. Lawrence University) and enroll instead at the American Theatre Wing in New York. From there he toured with a Shakespeare company, made a movie in the Philippines, co-starred in the national company of Take Her, She’s Mine, and wound up in Hollywood. His favorite sport is exploring the back country in his Land Cruiser, but he’s interested in unaffected girls, too.