Rona Barrett's Hollywood, March 1973

Ben Murphy wasn't exactly bowled over by the cancellation of Alias Smith and Jones. According to Ben, doing a series is "...a killing 12-hour work day, five days a week. And I believe it helped to kill Pete Duel. He worried too much to cope with the punishing routine. And he drank too much through all that worry. Then he died so tragically. He was too young for that." But Ben's future looks bright--we hear Universal is already pitching a lush movie offer his way...
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