Jack Webb

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  • Birth Name: John Randolph Webb
  • Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/02/1920, Aries
  • Date of Death: 12/23/1982
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer; writer
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Jack Webb Fast Facts:
  • Served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII.
  • Began his career on San Francisco-based radio shows.
  • His work as Sgt. Joe Friday on Dragnet landed him on the March 15, 1954, cover of Time magazine.
  • The inspiration for his signature series came from the documentary-like 1948 crime film He Walked by Night. Webb had one scene in the movie, in his first film role.
  • Penned The Badge: True and Terrifying Crime Stories That Could Not Be Presented on TV, from the Creator and Star of Dragnet.
  • Provided vocals for the easy-listening album Just the Tracks, Ma'am: The Warner Bros. Recordings.
  • "Television should be a medium of infinite variety," he told TV GUIDE. "Instead, it is a medium of carbon-copying. It's much worse than it ever was in motion pictures."
  • Was involved in a planned Dragnet revival at the time of his death.
  • Has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (one for radio, the other for TV).
  • Jack Webb Relationships:
  • Dorothy Towne - Ex-wife
  • Jackie Loughery - Ex-wife
  • Stacy Webb - Daughter
  • Julie London - Ex-wife
  • Lisa Webb - Daughter
  • Opal Wright - Wife
  • Jack Webb Awards:
  • 1954 Emmy: Best Male Star of a Regular Series - Nominee
  • 1955 Emmy: Best Actor Starring in a Regular Series - Nominee
  • 1953 Emmy: Best Actor - Nominee
  • 1956 Emmy: Best Director-Film Series - Nominee
  • 1954 Emmy: Most Outstanding Personality - Nominee

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