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Peter Hobbs (actor)

Peter Hobbs was a French-born American character actor, known for roles on Broadway and film. Hobbs was born in France, to Dr. Austin L. Hobbs and Mabel Foote Hobbs. However, he was raised in New York City. Hobbs attended Solebury School in Bucks County and received his bachelor's degree from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, he served in as sergeant in combat engineering during World War II and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. Hobbs made two guest appearances on Perry Mason including the role of defendant Gregory Pelham in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Careless Kidnapper." and the role of James Hyatt in the 1965 episode, "The Case of the Cheating Chancellor." He had appearances and recurring roles on Barney Miller, Lou Grant, The Odd Couple, The Doris Day Show, The Facts of Life, Knots Landing, The F. B. I. and The Tim Conway Show. Hobbs played Peter Ames on the CBS daytime series The Secret Storm from 1954 to 1962, his film credits included roles in The Girl Who Knew Too Much, The Andromeda Strain, The Steagle, The Lady in Red, Loving Couples, Any Which Way You Can, Beyond Witch Mountain, The Man with Two Brains and Nickel Mountain.

Hobbs died at his home in Santa Monica, California, on January 2, 2011, shortly before his 93rd birthday, following a brief illness. He was survived by his wife, Carolyn Adams Hobbs, three daughters, two stepsons, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Peter Hobbs on IMDb Peter Hobbs at the Internet Broadway Database Peter Hobbs at Find a Grave

General History of Latin America

The General History of Latin America is part of UNESCO’s General and Regional Histories Collection. The publication seeks to contribute to mutual understanding and dialogue between cultures and civilizations; this series seeks to illustrate the encounters between cultures across history and their respective contributions to the general progress of humankind. This is done through the promotion of a pluralist vision of history; the General History of Latin America is a new approach to the historical evolution of Latin America. It sets out to capture both the unity and the diversity of the region and outlines the great contributions made by Latin American societies to the progress of humanity. Latin America has become one of the world’s major geocultural regions, its importance on the world cultural scene is beyond dispute. The region is recognized for its ongoing and successful efforts to develop as a group of modern, democratic societies. Latin America as a comprehensive entity is an historical reality.

Coordinated and directed by UNESCO and an International Scientific Committee consisting of 240 prominent researchers and scholars from all over the world, the outcome of this project has been the publication of nine volumes of comprehensive studies and information on ideas, civilizations and institutions covering the development of Latin American societies from the pre-Columbian era to the twentieth century. Using methodological instruments of current historiography, these volumes present indigenous Latin American societies, their contacts with European culture, the colonial orders, the participation of African communities in the region to highlight the history of inter-continental interactions in Latin America. Published in Spanish and launched in 1983, the fundamental aim of the General History of Latin America, is to help heighten the historical awareness of the region; as a central part of its mandate, UNESCO is committed to promoting mutual understanding and to facilitating discussion and dialogue amongst peoples and nations.

The General History of Latin America makes a significant contribution to this objective. This project was suggested in the recommendations of a meeting of experts convened by the Director-General of UNESCO in Lima, Peru, in 1967. In 1983 a Drafting Committee of 21 members was established and the project was completed in 2009. Volume I: The Indigenous Societies Edited by Teresa Rojas Rabiela and John V. MurraVolume II: Early Contact and the Creation of New Societies Edited by Franklin Pease, G. Y. and Frank Moya PonsVolume III: Consolidation of the Colonial Order Edited by Alfredo Castillero Calvo and Allan KuetheVolume IV: American Processes Towards Colonial Redefinition Edited by Enrique Tandeter and Jorge Hidalgo LehuedéVolume V: The Structural Crisis in Societies Edited by Germán Carrera Damas and John V. LombardiVolume VI: The Construction of the Latin American Nations Edited by Josefina Zoraida Vázquez and Manuel Miño GrijalvaVolume VII: National Latin American Projects: Instruments and Articulation Edited by Enrique Ayala Mora and Eduardo Posada CarbóVolume VIII: Latin America Since 1930 Edited by Marco Palacios and Gregorio WeinbergVolume IX: Theory and Methodology in the History of Latin America Edited by Estevão de Rezende Martins and Héctor Pérez Brignoli UNESCO The UNESCO General and Regional Histories: A Contribution to the Rapprochement of Cultures UNESCO – The General History of Latin America UNESCO General History of Latin America – Preface First Meeting of the Bureau of the International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Latin America The UNESCO Courier, History of Peoples – Recasting the Past, Number 8, 2009