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Dragnet Jack Webb A Phony Badge Classic Speech Just the fact's !
Tags: Dragnet      Jack      Webb    Adam    12    Adam-12  Speech  Emergency 
Added: 29th December 2007
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Posted By: tommy7
Posted by: Babs64 on 2007-12-29 
Here's some interesting trivia about Jack Webb and his series:

Being a huge fan of baseball and Babe Ruth, he numbered his badge '714' - the famed number of home runs the Babe hit in his career.

The end credits for the Mark VII productions always showed a man's hands using a sledge hammer to stamp 'VII' into a metal plate. It was later revealed that the hands belonged to Webb himself.

In 1982, while he was working on scripts for another revival of Dragnet in 1983, with Kent McCord as his partner, Webb died of a heart attack. He was 62. He was given a funeral with full police honors, including Police Chief Darryl Gates announcing that the badge number '714' that Webb used in Dragnet would be retired, although he had never actually served on the force.

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