Peter Hobbs

Peter Hobbs (January 19, 1918 – January 2, 2011) was a French-born American character actor, known for roles on Broadway, television and film. Hobbs was born on January 19, 1918, in Étretat, France, to Dr. Austin L. Hobbs and Mabel Foote Hobbs. However, he was raised in New York City. Hobbs attended Solebury School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and received his bachelor's degree from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He served in as sergeant in combat engineering during World War II and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. Hobbs' television roles included appearances and reoccurring roles on Barney Miller, Lou Grant, The Odd Couple, The Doris Day Show, Knots Landing, The F.B.I. and The Secret Storm. Hobbs died at his home in Santa Monica, California, on January 2, 2011, aged 92, following a short illness. He was survived by his wife, Carolyn Adams Hobbs, three daughters, two stepsons, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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