April 6, 1925 - December 27, 1999
"Once again a free spirit"
I'm sorry to have to share with our fellow COMBAT! fans, that our dear
Dick Peabody, "Littlejohn," passed into eternity in the early hours of the
morning on Monday, December 27. He was at home with his beloved wife Tina. He had been
battling prostate cancer for several months and, as Tina says "He's now once again a
In one of the stars I shall be
In one of them, I shall be laughing
And so it will be as it will be,
as if all the stars were laughing
when you look at the sky at night.
... and there is sweetness in the laughter of all the stars
... and in the memories of those you love.
(The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
If you wish to send a memorial gift, Dick had asked that any donations
benefit the Motion Picture and Television Country Home and Hospital. They had provided
care and services to Dick and he was very supportive of their work for the entertainment
community. To donate, send a check or money order to the Motion Picture and Television
Fund Foundation (MPTFF), 22212 Ventura Blvd, Suite 300, Woodland Hills, California 91364.
Please include a note saying that this is donated in Memory of Dick Peabody, from
a Combat! fan (or Combat! fan and friend or other appropriate
note), followed by your name. An acknowledgement of each contribution in Dick's name and
each contributor will be sent to Dick's family.
film and TV credits,
Littlejohn character sketch,
articles written by Dick,
Peabody photo gallery
Obituaries from newspapers
Share your memories of Dick here.