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Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

'FBI' Star Dead

5/3/2014 6:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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In the annals of TV history, Effrem Zimbalist Jr. was definitely top of the heap ... he died Friday at 95.

Zimbalist starred in "The FBI" -- an ENORMOUS hit in the '60s and '70s in which he played an amazingly handsome and smooth G-man.

"FBI" was by no means his only big score.  In the late '50s and '60s he starred in a show that re-set pop culture -- "77 Sunset Strip," playing a snarky P.I.



Effrem's daughter, Stephanie Zimbalist, had her own success, starring in "Remington Steele" in the '80s.  Effrem had a recurring role.

As for Effrem, he also did a ton of movies and had recurring roles in lots of TV shows, including "Maverick."

R.I.P.

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StevenB    

Never gave a bad performance in his life. And was great at sword-fighting. What more could you want in an actor?

170 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Wow so mean TMZ. The guy died and you don't even put his post on top. Hmm... maybe he's not FAMOUS??!!

WHOOOOO???!!!

170 days ago
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Laura j    

Rip sir.

170 days ago
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ariesalyson    

He was one good looking man. I hope the service is very nice. Peace be with him.

170 days ago
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SaxCymbal    

Loved him in The FBI. Smooth and handsome, indeed. Rest in peace.

170 days ago
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porkchop    

Thanks for the memories! An old time Hollywood gentleman...RIP.

170 days ago
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Woot    

Rest in peace, talented old timer.

170 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

He really was all you said, TMZ.

170 days ago
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PureRadiance    

Sad. BLESSINGS to his family and to him.

170 days ago
10.

HRH Prince Michael    

The House of David offers sincere condolences to
the Family, Friends, and Loved-ones of
Mr. Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

On many occasions, while meeting people they would
often ask My Late, Beloved Pop, EFREN, "Did you say
"EFREM", and sometimes he would reply, "No, but I really like his show".

May The True and Living Yahweh, bless the soul of
Efrem Zimbalist Jr.!

170 days ago
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zombie    

I love watching old FBI episodes. That was when tv was good.

170 days ago
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Sioux City Boy    

Condolences to his friends and family. He was a talented gentleman.

170 days ago
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Teresa andrews    

R.I.P. to a talented man. He also was awarded multiple medals for bravery during WWII. A truly class act.

170 days ago
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Selden83    

I'll always remember him as the voice of Alfred Pennyworth in various Batman related cartoons.

170 days ago
15.

myopinion    

I thought he was already dead...He lived a long life. R.I.P.

170 days ago
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