As Broderick Crawford represented the Highway Patrol, and Lee Marvin the M Squad (Homicide), Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. WAS the FBI in the FBI TV Series.
During Hoover’s last years, when we had Cointelpro, Mr. Zimbalist played the G-Man to a T, the ideal J. Edgar only dreamt of. He was even gifted by the Director with retired FBI Agent credentials!
Mr. Zimbalist was 95(!)
We’ll miss you Lewis Erskine and Stu Bailey. Remember to stay low and keep your powder dry!