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Jack Webb Overview:

Actor, Jack Webb, was born John Randolph Webb on Apr 2, 1920 in Santa Monica, CA. Webb died at the age of 62 on Dec 23, 1982 in West Hollywood, CA .

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Radio. In addition, Webb was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame .

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Radio Shows

By ImagineMDD on Feb 23, 2015 From Pop Culture ImagineMDD

Early on the radio Introduction to radio's World of Webb was a force in radio police drama. Dragnet (one of the earliest radio and tv cop shows) hadn't been 's only old time radio show. His first was when Webb was in his twenties. A comedy sprinkled with some jazz mu... Read full article


The Blogathon: Pete Kelly's Blues (1955)

By Caftan Woman on Oct 17, 2014 From Caftan Woman

This one's about Pete Kelly. If you've ever taken the steps down to Rudy's speak over on Cherry Street to hear Kelly's Big 7, you know who I'm talking about. If you've been there, you've only gone for the music. Straight up Dixieland with soul that will divert you from the so-so food and weak liq... Read full article


’s “Pete Kelly’s Blues” Radio Noir

By Aurora on Oct 17, 2014 From Once Upon a Screen

“This one’s about Pete Kelly.”  (Cornet plays, dripping with the blues) “It’s about the world he goes around in.  It’s about the big music and the big troubles and the big twenties.  So when they ask you tell ‘em this one’s about the blues.  Pete Kelly... Read full article


The D.I. (1957) e o incrível

By Lê on Oct 16, 2014 From Critica Retro

The D.I. (1957) e o incrível Ator, produtor, diretor, roteirista. Com este currículo, me fez lembrar Orson Welles. Mas eu nunca havia ouvido falar de , o que me fez pensar que Jack era o Orson Welles dos pobres. Como eu estava enganada! Welles e Web têm muito em c... Read full article


The D.I. (1957) e o incrível

By Lê on Oct 16, 2014 From Critica Retro

The D.I. (1957) e o incrível Ator, produtor, diretor, roteirista. Com este currículo, me fez lembrar Orson Welles. Mas eu nunca havia ouvido falar de , o que me fez pensar que Jack era o Orson Welles dos pobres. Como eu estava enganada! Welles e Web têm muito em c... Read full article


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Jack Webb Quotes:

William 'Bill' Bowers: And that was when the Vigaro hit the Mixmaster.


Joe Regas: You look as if you just lost your best friend.
Al Goddard: I'm my best friend.
Joe Regas: That's what I said.


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Jack Webb Facts
He turned down the role of the Dean in Animal House (1978) because he felt it would be poking fun at his straight-laced, law-and-order image; he was closely identified with law and order, in particular police officers, and he felt that the film would be making fun of that, although he claimed he was willing to poke fun at himself - and, in fact, did just that in a famous skit on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962).

Performed charity work related to widows and orphans of police officers killed in duty.

At the height of "Dragnet's" popularity, people would actually call the LAPD wanting to speak to Webb's character, Sgt. Joe Friday. The Department eventually came up with a stock answer to the large volume of calls: "Sorry, it's Joe's day off."

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