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Efrem Zimbalist Jr., actor and Bible narrator, dead at 95

Acting icon, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., who became a household name in the late fifties is dead at the age of 95 on Friday, May 2. Zimbalist died at his Solvang ranch according ABCNews.

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., icon, actor, and narrator, dies at 95.
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"We are heartbroken to announce the passing into peace of our beloved father, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., today at his Solvang ranch," the actor's daughter Stephanie Zimbalist and son Efrem Zimbalist III said in a statement. "He actively enjoyed his life to the last day, showering love on his extended family, playing golf and visiting with close friends."

We are saddened at the passing of this mogul of a man who became a Christian after watching Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

Although Zimbalist is widely known for his acting as a detective and G-Man on "The FBI," and "77 Sunset Strip," his fame also rests with his narration of the King James Version Bible (KJV 1611), said to be the most popular version ever produced.

His debonair looks and regal voice made him fit for any public appearance or representation of high officials.

We looked forward to his TBN commentaries, just to hear his voice, and his reading of the Bible made the words come off the page with much grace and grandeur.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr., will be remembered as an icon of our time.

R.I.P. Efrem Zimbalist Jr.