Dragnet is a show that's had a long lasting effect on American culture. It's definitely classic TV. No wonder so many stars used it as a catapult to further stardom! Where are the stars from this cultural sensation now?
Jack Webb, the indomitable Detective Sargent Joe Friday, smoke and drank with the cast and crew like there was no tomorrow, but still came in at seven in the morning the next day...totally alert. Unfortunately, his unhealthy ways caught up to him in 1982, when he suffered a massive heart attack. Webb was 62 at the time of his death, leaving behind three ex-wives, one widow, and two daughters.