“Adam 12” Star Martin Milner Dies at Age 83

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Milner starred in the TV classic, “Route 66” in the early 1960s. Standing with him is co-star George Maharis. (1960 photo)

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After the classic “Route 66” series ended (1960-1964), in 1968 Martin Milner played Officer Pete Malloy, a veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department assisted by rookie cop Jim Reed, who was played by Kent McCord, in the TV series “Adam 12” (1968-1975), produced by legendary “Dragnet” star, Jack Webb (who also created “Emergency!” (1972-1977)), through his own Mark VII Limited production company.

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TV and Film Star Martin Milner has Died of Old Age at 83. See NY Times Obit Here.

“I had a long, long friendship with Marty and we remained friends up till the end,” said Adam 12 co-star Kent McCord on Monday, September 7 (see this Los Angeles Times story).

“He was one of the really true great people of our industry with a long, distinguished career…Wonderful films, wonderful television shows, pioneering shows like ‘Route 66.’ He was one of the great guys. I was lucky to have him in my life.” (Source)