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The FBI: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Given Agency's Highest Civilian Honor

10 June 2009 6:05 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Though the show's been off the air for 25 years, the FBI has honored veteran actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. from The FBI.

The FBI ran for nine seasons on ABC, from 1965 until 1974. The series follows the investigations of Inspector Lewis Erskine (Zimbalist Jr.) and his team. The stories are based on actual F.B.I. cases whose details were changed to protect the innocent. Others in the cast include Stephen Brooks, Philip Abbott, William Reynolds, Lynn Loring, and Shelly Novack.

A well-rated show in its day, one of the show's advisers was Mark Felt, an assistant director of the real FBI agency. It was revealed a few years ago that Felt was the "Deep Throat" source in the Watergate scandal.

Zimbalist became so identified with the government agency that J. Edgar Hoover once remarked, "I have received hundreds of letters from people saying that the inspector on the FBI series portrayed »


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