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Peter Salim (1939–1994)

Peter Salim was born on May 10, 1939 in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Peter Michael Salim. He is known for his work on CHiPs (1977), In the Heat of the Night (1988) and Murder, She Wrote (1984). He died on February 2, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1991-1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) (director of photography - 40 episodes)
- Love's Deadly Desire (1993) ... (director of photography)
- Ship of Thieves (1993) ... (director of photography)
- Lone Witness (1993) ... (director of photography)
- Dead to Rights (1993) ... (director of photography)
- The Big Kill (1993) ... (director of photography)
 1988-1991 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (director of photography - 63 episodes)
- A Turning (1991) ... (director of photography)
- No Other Road (1991) ... (director of photography)
- Just a Country Boy (1991) ... (director of photography)
- Laid to Waste (1991) ... (director of photography)
- Paper Castles (1991) ... (director of photography)
 1986-1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series) (36 episodes)
- Haunting (1988)
- McAllister (1988)
- Hawk's Eyes (1988)
- Watercolors (1988)
 1977-1983 CHiPs (TV Series) (113 episodes)
- Fast Company (1983)
- Firepower (1983)
- Brat Patrol (1983)
 1981-1982 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) (3 episodes)
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Peter Salem

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Peter Salim is one of eight siblings (Anthony Salim, Carmelita (Salim) Cirocco, Barbara (Salim) Pfriem, Milton Salim, Paul Salim, Gloria (Salim) Brown, Dennis Salim. See more »

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