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Subject: ARCHIVE: January 2, 2011 ~Veteran character actor Peter Hobbs, appeared in dozens of Hollywood screen TV/film roles, from The Andromeda Strain (1971) to "9to5" (1980) to recurring roles on TV's BARNEY MILLER, dies at 92. ...

Later this month, he would have been 100!
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Date Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 06:49:12pm

French-born American character actor, known
for roles on Broadway, television and film. ...

Peter Hobbs
(January 19, 1918 – January 2, 2011)

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

Career ...
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, The Facts of Life, Knots Landing, The F.B.I., and The Tim Conway Show.

Hobbs played Peter Ames on the CBS daytime series, "The Secret Storm" from 1954 to 1962. ...

His film credits included roles in The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969), The Andromeda Strain (1971), The Steagle (1971), Sleeper (1973), The Lady in Red (1979), Loving Couples (1980), Any Which Way You Can (1980), Beyond Witch Mountain (1982), The Man with Two Brains (1983) and Nickel Mountain (1984).

Hobbs also had a recurring character as the paranoid, gold-hoarding 'Phillip Brauer'
in TV's Barney Miller" with Doris Roberts as his suffering wife. ...

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

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He was in the film "The Girl Who Knew Too Much" (1969) with Patricia Smith (NT)Hobbs & Smith died the same dayThursday, January 04, 11:38:00am
Thursday's 100th tribute (1/18/18)His imdb --Thursday, January 18, 01:07:46pm

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