TV-Movie Pin-Ups, July 1971
ALTHOUGH there are six doctors in PETER DUEL's family tree, he ignored tradition and decided to become an actor. Born in Rochester, New York on Feb. 24, he grew up in Penfield with his younger brother Geoffrey and his younger sister Pamela. While attending St. Lawrence University, he became interested in theatrical productions... and this led to his enrollment at the American Theater Wing in New York City. He gained experience by working as an assistant stage manager and actor in the Shakespeare Wrights Repertory Company. His lucky break in show business came when he signed for the film "Wounded in Action." Upon moving to Hollywood, he appeared in guest shots on many TV series and now stars as Joshua Smith in "Alias Smith and Jones." Ignoring the night club and party scene, he lives very simply in an apartment over a garage in West Hollywood. Pete, a 6' bachelor, has brown hair, brown eyes and weighs 160 pounds.
BEN MURPHY, who stars as Kid Curry on "Alias Smith and Jones," did a lot of academic galloping around before appearing in a western. Born on March 6 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Ben grew up in the Chicago suburb of Hinsdale. Being unsure of what he wanted to do, he enrolled at Loras Collage in Iowa, the first of eight collages he attended. Through determination and hard work, he eventually received two Bachelor of Arts degrees--one in international relations and the other in theater arts. Recently he did graduate work in physical education--and still managed to pursue his acting career. On TV, he co-starred in "The Name of the Game" series and has appeared on many other shows. He has had a role in the film "The Graduate" and in the comedy "Yours, Mine and Ours." Besides studying and acting, another one of his interests is traveling across the U.S. and doing some skiing or swimming. A bachelor, he lives in an apartment in the San Fernando Valley.

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