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George Peppard

Updated: Apr 12

October 1, 1928 - May 8, 1994 | Detroit, Michigan | #Actor #Producer #Icon


Unfortunately, George Peppard passed away on May 8, 1994. (Obituary)


George Peppard was an American actor and producer, remembered for his dynamic roles in film and television over several decades. On May 8, 1994, George Peppard passed away at 65 years old leaving a stellar acting career as his legacy.


Peppard first gained recognition for his performance in "The Strange One" (1957) and achieved stardom with his role in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), where he played opposite Audrey Hepburn. His portrayal of Paul Varjak became one of his most iconic roles, showcasing his charm and versatility as an actor.


In the 1960s and 1970s, Peppard continued to take on diverse roles in films such as "The Blue Max" (1966), where he played a German World War I pilot, demonstrating his ability to embody complex characters.


However, it was his role as John "Hannibal" Smith in the 1980s television series "The A-Team" that introduced him to a new generation of fans. As the cigar-chomping leader of a group of ex-special forces soldiers, Peppard's Hannibal became a cultural icon, known for his catchphrase, "I love it when a plan comes together."


Despite facing personal challenges, including battles with alcoholism and multiple marriages, Peppard's career experienced a resurgence with "The A-Team," reaffirming his status as a beloved figure in American entertainment.


Top Movies and/or TV Shows:

1. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)

2. "The Blue Max" (1966)

3. "The A-Team" (TV Series, 1983-1987)


George Peppard's legacy in the film and television industry is marked by his memorable performances and enduring appeal as a leading man of classic Hollywood and television.


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