George Peppard was born on October 1, 1928. He was an American film and television actor.
Biography and Career
George Peppard was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was the son of building contractor George Peppard and opera singer Vernelle Rohrer. He received his graduation degree from Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Michigan. Later on he studied Civil Engineering at Purdue University where he was a member of the Purdue Playmakers theatre troupe.
In 1955, he was transferred to Carnegie Institute of Technology, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he received his bachelor's degree.
In 1949, Peppard made his stage debut at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Later he moved to New York and enrolled in The Actors Studio, where he studied the Method with Lee Strasberg. His first work on B
roadway led to his first television appearance, with a young Paul Newman, in The United States Steel Hour in 1956. In 1958 he had a contract with MGM.
In 1957, George made his a strong film debut in The Strange One. In 1960, he played the role of illegitimate son of Robert Mitchum's character in the popular melodrama Home from the Hill.
George Peppard's most famous film role was as Paul Varjak in Breakfast at Tiffany's with Audrey Hepburn. This role boosted him briefly to a major film star. His leading roles in that film's wake included How the West Was Won in 1962, The Victors in 1963, The Carpetbaggers in 1964 and The Blue Max in 1966. He was in the science fiction film Damnation Alley in 1977.
In 1979, Peppard did a week of shows on Password Plus. In 1979, he acted in, directed and produced the drama Five Days from Home. In 1981, Peppard was offered, and accepted, the role of Blake Carrington in the TV series Dynasty.
Peppard married five times, and was the father of three children. In 1992, Peppard was diagnosed with lung cancer and he died on May 8, 1994, in Los Angeles, California.
Birth Name: George Peppard, Jr.
Birth: October 1, 1928
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He is famous as an American film and television actor.