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Jack Webb (I) (1920–1982)

John (Jack) Randolph Webb's father left home before he was born; Webb would never know him. He was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother in dire poverty that preceded the Depression. Making things worse, Webb suffered from acute asthma from age six until adulthood, somewhat surprising for a man whose cigarette intake reached three packs a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Unsold pilot: Produced a pilot for a proposed sitcom about airline hostesses called "Coffee, Tea or Milk" starring Barbara Nichols. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Randolph


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

[Of Julie London]: Julie was a hell of an actress - people forget - before she became a singer.


When he approached veteran western actor Robert Fuller to play the male lead role of Dr. Kelly Brackett in Emergency! (1972), Fuller politely turned down the role. Webb wouldn't take no for an answer, and told Fuller to "shut up and sit down!". See more »


His stories often dealt with complex social issues See more »

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