April 6, 1925|
Kansas City, Missouri
|Died||December 27, 1999
Richard "Dick" Peabody (April 6, 1925 – December 27, 1999) was an American actor best known for his role as six-foot-six Pfc. Littlejohn on the 1960s series Combat!. Peabody worked in television, movies, radio, and print. His wife's name was Tina, who was a former model. He was tall and typecast himself as a western villain.
Peabody was a World War II Navy veteran, and had an early career in radio commercial production. He was in the movies Support Your Local Sheriff and The Good Guys and the Bad Guys in 1969, and Your Money or Your Wife in 1972. His main TV credit was all five seasons of Combat!. He was also in various episodes of Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and Daniel Boone. He died of prostate cancer at the age of 74.
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