Monday, March 15, 2010
I learned this evening that Peter Graves, star of countless films and the wildly popular '60s program "Mission Impossible", died yesterday of an apparent heart attack.
I watched them eulogize him on the news, but never once did they mention my favorite of his roles: Jim Newton, owner of the Broken Wheel Ranch...along with his son, Joey, and best yet, their horse, Fury. I had a crush as big as all outdoors on Fury, and yes, while we're at it, Peter Graves. Forget Joey...I was going for the big guy.
Those days of T.V. westerns are very special memories for me...as is the memory of one handsome rancher who stole my little girl heart.
I hope he gets to be with Fury again, wherever they are.