Peter Hobbs (actor)

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Peter Hobbs
Born January 19, 1918
Étretat, France
Died January 2, 2011(2011-01-02) (aged 92)
Santa Monica, California

Peter Hobbs (January 19, 1918 – January 2, 2011) was a French-born American character actor, known for roles on Broadway, television and film.[1]

Hobbs was born on January 19, 1918, in Étretat, France, to Dr. Austin L. Hobbs and Mabel Foote Hobbs.[2] However, he was raised in New York City.[2] Hobbs attended Solebury School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and received his bachelor's degree from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.[2] He served in as sergeant in combat engineering during World War II and fought at the Battle of the Bulge.[2]

Hobbs made two guest appearances on Perry Mason including the role of defendant Gregory Pelham in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Careless Kidnapper." He also had appearances and reoccurring roles on Barney Miller, Lou Grant, The Odd Couple, The Doris Day Show, Knots Landing, The F.B.I., and The Tim Conway Show. Hobbs played Peter Ames on the CBS daytime series The Secret Storm[1] from 1954 to 1962.

Hobbs died at his home in Santa Monica, California, on January 2, 2011, aged 92, following a short illness.[1] He was survived by his wife, Carolyn Adams Hobbs, three daughters, two stepsons, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bacalzo, Dan (2011-01-13). "Broadway Actor Peter Hobbs Dies at 92". Theater Mania. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Peter Hobbs obituary". Los Angeles Times. 2011-01-15. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 

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