FILE - Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr, watches during a ceremony honoring him by the FBI at the Federal building in Los Angeles in this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
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Efrem Zimbalist Jr., the son of famous musical parents who established his own name in the long-running television series "77 Sunset Strip" and the even longer running TV hit "The F.B.I.," has died at age 95 .At the end of each episode of the latter show, after Zimbalist and his fellow G-men had captured that week's mobsters, subversives, bank robbers or spies, the show would post photos from the FBI's real-life wanted list.He became an actor, and "77 Sunset Strip" made him a celebrity.His daughter also took up acting -- and small-screen detective work, in the 1980s TV series "Remington Steele". Warner Bros. signed him to a contract and cast him in minor film roles.Zimbalist had better luck with "The F.B.I.," which endured for a decade as one of TV's most popular shows.Perceiving that the series could provide the real FBI with an important P.R. boost, Hoover opened the bureau's files to the show's producers and even allowed background shots to be filmed in real FBI offices.Zimbalist also appeared in "By Love Possessed," "Airport 1975," "Terror Out of the Sky" and "Hot Shots".
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