Peter Graves, 83, died earlier today at his Pacific Palisades home. Jim Phelps on TV’s Mission Impossible, the Nazi spy-fink in Billy Wilder‘s Stalag 17, the Airplane! pilot who loved the company of young Timmy. Brother of James Arness (Marshall Matt Dillon on TV’s Gunsmoke, the thorn-fingered vegetable in Christian Nyby and Howard HawksThe Thing).