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Peter Graves was an enormously successful film and TV actor. He is known for his role in Airplane! and for hosting A&E's signature series Biography.
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In addition to acting on the small screen, from 1987 to 1994, Graves served as the sole host of the A&E signature series Biography; he was joined by Jack Perkins in '94. Outside of film and TV, Graves was an accomplished musician.
Peter Graves died of natural causes on March 14, 2010, in Pacific Palisades, California; according to a spokeperson, the actor collapsed in his driveway after having breakfast with his family. His daughter attempted to revive him through CPR, but was unsuccessful. Graves was survived by Joan Endress, to whom he was married for many years. They had three daughters together, as well as several grandchildren.
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