George Peppard

George Peppard

Attended Purdue University and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Before his performing career began, George was a news announcer at radio station KQV in PIttsburgh, Pennsylvania for a short time.

Born at 8:29 pm EST.

Born to George Peppard Sr., a building contractor, and his wife Vernelle Rohrer, an opera singer.

Buried in Northview Cemetery in Dearborn, Michigan.

Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17.

Father of Christian Peppard.

Father of Brad Peppard, Julie Peppard, and Christian Peppard.

Graduated from Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Michigan.

Had a cancerous tumor removed from lung, so he quit smoking after many years (1992).

He was in the running to replace Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes in "Alias Smith and Jones" (1971).

He was the original choice for Steve McQueen's role in The Magnificent Seven (1960).

His widow Laura Taylor was a banker in West Palm Beach, Florida when they met.

His widow, Laura Taylor Peppard, is a licensed Mental Health Counselor, who maintains a practice in Lake Worth, Florida.

In 1978, he conquered a serious drinking problem.

Made an infamous appearance on "Password Plus" (1979), expressing dissatisfaction with NBC executives watching them "as if you're some sort of crook" (1979).

Member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Purdue University.

Spent much of the latter years of his life helping alcoholics and working for various charitable organizations.

Studied at the famed Actors' Studio, with reknown acting coach, Lee Strasberg. One of his classmates was Rip Torn

Told the media how relieved he was shortly after "The A-Team" (1983) ended in 1986 because he likened the mega-hit show to "an out-of-control freight train that would never stop!"