Pete Duel

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  • Peter was so concerned with the environment that he would often add the words 'ecology now' to his autograph.

  • "Interviews with the press can be fun," Peter once said, "but they can also be a little scary. Sometimes they can build up your image to the point where you don't know yourself if it is a myth or reality."

  • Peter was an admirer of the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, keeping a copy of his works on his bookshelves at home.

  • Peter Duel wrote the following piece of poetry, simply entitled 'Love' which he dedicated to 'Carol' (possibly his dog):- "An infinitesimal force of starbreak that drifts into consciousness entering in pastel ways to become simply love". P.E.D.

  • Peter's two dogs, Carol and Shoshone made a brief guest appearance in the episode 'The Posse That Wouldn't Quit'.

  • Peter's girlfriend at the time of his death was a secretary, Diane Ray. She moved to Mexico after he died.

  • Less than three weeks before his death, Peter told Los Angeles Times TV Editor, Cecil Smith, "That series, this series, any series is a big fat drag to an actor who has any interest in his work. It's the ultimate trap. You slowly lose any artistic thing you may have. It's utterly destructive. And you stay tired all the time ... It isn't the work that tires you, it's that it's all such a dreadful bore that it makes you weary, weary... "

  • Of all the work he had done, it was his performance in 'The Psychiatrist' which pleased Peter the most.

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