Webb, Jack, 1920-1982Alternative names
Webb was born in Santa Monica, CA, Apr. 2, 1920; began his career at ABC's station KGO; played the lead in Pat Novak for hire and was heard on a variety of radio programs; was involved in motion pictures such as The men, Pete Kelley's blues, and He walks by night (where he got the idea for Dragnet); Dragnet made its radio debut (June 3, 1949) and Webb directed and played the role of Sergeant Joe Friday; television version debuted Jan. 3, 1952 and ran from 1952-59 and 1967-70; he produced other television dramas including Adam-12 and Emergency; he died in Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 23, 1982.
From the description of Collection of scripts for radio and television, 1949-1975. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 18343062
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