Herb Ellis, Actor and Jack Webb Collaborator on 'Dragnet,' Dies at 97

Herb Ellis, Actor and Jack Webb Collaborator on 'Dragnet,' Dies at 97
Herb Ellis, a veteran character actor who helped Jack Webb create the legendary cop show Dragnet, has died. He was 97.

Ellis died Dec. 26 in San Gabriel, Calif., his daughter, Karen, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Ellis played bistro owner Wilbur on the NBC-ABC crime drama Peter Gunn, created by Blake Edwards, and was the film director in the opening scene that sees Peter Sellers create havoc on his set in Edwards' 1960 comedy, The Party (1968). He also appeared in the filmmaker's What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966).

Other notable big-screen appearances came in Stanley Kubrick's ...
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