Added to the Guest Appearances in the Video Gallery: Peter’s role in The Bold Ones: Trial of a PFC. Summary: Nichols agrees to defend a decorated Vietnam veteran — played by Pete Duel — now living a counterculture lifestyle, who is charged with murdering a platoon mate with whom he was lifelong friends. But though he says he is innocent, he refuses to tell exactly what did happen or why. Also stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino.
To celebrate Peter’s 76th birthday, we have set 140 photos taken of Peter during an interview at John Napier’s house in October 1971 to a seven-minute slideshow on DVD. Click the headline above for more details.
Editor’s Note: Alwyn Kurts, also known as Alwyn Kurtis, (28 October 1915 – 4 May 2000) was an Australian drama and comedy actor best remembered for his role as gruff Inspector Colin Fox in the TV series Homicide.
‘Homicide’ Cop Tells; article originally published February 19, 1972, TV Week, Page 15
Alwyn Kurts, Homicide‘s Inspector Fox, had lunch with Alias Smith and Jones star Peter Duel only four days before the Western star committed suicide.
Kurt was holidaying on the American west coast when he paid a visit to Hollywood.
“I had arranged the visit well before I left,” said Alwyn, “and when …
Unknown newspaper, December 31, 1971
Hollywood, Dec. 31 (Special) — TV star Peter Duel, 31, who plays the role of a reformed outlaw on the Alias Smith and Jones Western series, was found shot to death early today beneath a Christmas tree in his Hollywood hills home.
The dark-haired actor, a native of Rochester, N.Y., where his family lives, was found sprawled in the living room floor with a bullet wound in his right temple.
Detectives said they found a 38-caliber revolver near Duel’s body in the modest, two-bedroom home where he lived alone. The gun had been fired twice, police said.
Called Possible …
by Andrea Elliott; TV and Movie Screen, February 1967
A girl, a guy plus TV cooing equal wild off-stage romance! Peter Deuel leaned forward, his face sober and intense, and said, “Look, I don’t know how this will look in print, but I love her. I really do. I dig her completely. She and I, well we’ve had one heck of a groovy affair together and today I feel closer to her than I do to anyone else in the world.”
Peter was talking about his off-stage relationship with Love On A Rooftop co-star, Judy Carne, and made it plain that the …
Just Released: Pete Duel as Remembered by Geoffrey Deuel
The most highly anticipated DVD, of course, is the one that features an interview with Geoffrey about his beloved brother, Peter. Unfortunately — or, fortunately, depending on how you see it — we were unable to limit this presentation to just one disc. That’s because there was a lifetime of memories to explore AND we spent considerable time going through boxes and boxes of family photos, pictures Geoffrey hadn’t even seen in years, in order to bring you the best and most wide variety of images. They simply couldn’t all fit on …
Pete Duel was the coolest man on Earth in 1971. I don’t remember a single kid in my elementary school who didn’t know Pete Duel in 1971 courtesy of his starring role in the tragically short-lived TV show Alias Smith and Jones. That comedy-drama was the last great western TV show before the genre died forever the day after Star Wars was released into theaters. Alias Smith and Jones would have died quickly as the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ripoff it would have been had it not for the presence Pete Duel.