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    stephane dumas is offline Senior Member
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    R.I.P Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (1918-2014)

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    Efrem Zimbalist Jr., actor mainly known for his roles in tv series "77 Sunset Strip", "The F.B.I" as well as the voice of Alfred in the 1990s Batman animated series, passed away at the age of 95.
    Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dead at 95 | Entertainment & Showbiz from CTV News

    LOS ANGELES -- Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.
    A prolific actor who also appeared in numerous films and stage productions, Zimbalist became a household name in 1958 as Stu Bailey, the wisecracking private investigator who was a co-partner in a swinging Hollywood detective agency located at the exclusive address of "77 Sunset Strip."
    When the show of the same name ended in 1964, Zimbalist became an even bigger star playing the empathetic, methodical G-man Lewis Erskine in "The F.B.I."
    The actor, who in recent years had retired to his ranch in Southern California's bucolic horse country, died there Friday at age 95.
    "We are heartbroken to announce the passing into peace of our beloved father, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., today at his Solvang ranch," the actor's daughter Stephanie Zimbalist and son Efrem Zimbalist III said in a statement. "He actively enjoyed his life to the last day, showering love on his extended family, playing golf and visiting with close friends."
    Zimbalist's stunning good looks and cool, deductive manner made him an instant star when "77 Sunset Strip" began its six-season run in 1958.

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    hobbyfan is online now Senior Member
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    Hollywood just lost another good one. Someone posted on YouTube in commenting on a FBI video that the series was ticketed for Me-TV later this year. I hope that's true, and in time for a tribute. RIP.

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    R.I.P. Efrem.


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