by Judy Hugg; Dallas Morning News, February 11, 1971
“I’m not really an ecology nut or a fanatic on preserving the environment,” said Pete Duel, “but I grew up in a beautiful country and I’d like it to stay that way.” Pete, who co-stars with Ben Murphy on ABC’s Alias Smith and Jones series, was born in Penfield, NY. His interest in the out-of-doors started as soon as he was old enough to walk.
“My father started taking me camping in the woods when I was just a little fellow,” he recalled. “In those days, Penfield was a real country town with …
Altoona Mirror, December 6, 1966, page 22, by Dick Kleiner
Peter Deuel, the party of the masculine part on ABC’s Love on a Rooftop, is taking up skydiving. I asked him whether the studio would allow such a valuable property to risk his valuable neck. Peter says so far they haven’t said a word, but he’s rehearsed the dialogue when—and if—they do.
“‘We want you to stop skydiving,’ they’ll say. ‘Nuts,’ I’ll say. ‘O.K., we’ll take away your dressing room.’ ‘Then I won’t work.’ ‘Then you’re fired.’ ‘You can’t fire me—I’m in a series.’ ‘You’re right. But we want you to stop …
by Dora Albert; TV Picture Life, June 1967
With startling candor, Peter reveals why he won’t marry Jill Andre, the lovely divorcee he admittedly loves. Handsome Peter Deuel, who plays a happy husband so convincingly in Love on a Rooftop, has been described as strictly a love ’em and leave ’em type, a man who kisses girls and makes them cry.
However, Peter recently admitted that for the past year-and-a-half, he has been deeply in love with one woman—the lovely, sandy-haired, blue-eyed actress and former model, Jill Andre. Jill is a divorcee who lives in a pleasant cottage in West Hollywood with …
by Judith Evans, 1999
There would have been
this gentle arc of the spirit,
like a gossamer winged creature,
that would have sprung from my heart
and plunged headlong
into the liquid, lustrous pools
of those chestnut eyes;
And your spirit would have
leapt in entrechant and,
blowing kisses as it crossed
the path of my own,
arms spread wide—
A swan dive—and then
hands coming together
as it sliced cleanly,
as hope does,
into the clear, blue ocean
of my eyes;
And we would have resided there,
the way salmon never return
to the sea when once
they leave its waters,
And we would have been
forever safe and joyous
in each other’s hearts.
And you would be here today.
And I would be …
“Every time I hear the ringing of an ice cream truck bell, I remember my very first kiss. I was about five years old and, like any other five-year-old kid, I always chased after the ice cream truck whenever it came to my neighborhood. I chased the truck whether to not I had any money!
On one hot summer day, I finally caught the truck and, naturally, I was one broke little boy without a penny in his pocket!
A cute, brown-haired, five-year-old girl named Dawnie who lived next door came to my rescue. Being so young, she didn’t have any extra …
by Fiona MacDougall; ‘TEEN Magazine, February 1972
Universal Stage 37 is in turmoil. The director has just yelled “Cut!” for the final take of the morning and the myriad of actors, grips, executives, and production assistants that comprise the Alias Smith and Jones, company is raucously breaking for lunch.
The shot narrows to:
A young man with dark brown hair tucked neatly behind his ears. He’s wearing a dark blue Western shirt, tan jeans, and boots. His shoulders sag with weariness, but he smiles warmly at a departing grip who fires a joke at him.
Move in to tight closeup.
We discover that the …
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, he grew up in Penfield with his younger brother Geoffrey and his younger sister Pamela. While attending St. Lawrence University, he became interested in theatrical productions … and this led to his enrollment at the American Theater Wing in New York City.
He gained experience by working as an assistant stage manager and actor in the Shakespeare Wrights Repertory Company. His lucky break in show business came when he signed for …