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David Janssen (David Harold Meyer)

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Born: 1931 AD
Died: 1980 AD, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors

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1931 - Born in Naponee, Nebraska, on the 27th of March.

 

 

1950 - Signed to a Universal contract, he showed up fleetingly in films both big-budget To Hell and Back and small Francis Goes to West Point.

 

 

1957 - He was personally selected by actor/producer Dick Powell to star in the TV version of Powell's radio series Richard Diamond, Private Detective.

 

 

         - He also starred in the TV series Richard Diamond, Private Detective.

 

 

1960 - He was earning top billing in such Allied Artists productions as King of the Roaring 20s

 

 

1963 - He landed his signature role of Dr. Richard Kimble on TV's The Fugitive.

 

 

1968 - The Green Berets.

 

 

1969 - Starring role in Generation, a comedy that also featured Pete Duel, Kim Darby, and Carl Reiner.    

 

 

     - Science fiction film Marooned.

 

 

1971-1972 - O'Hara, U.S. Treasury.

 

 

1974-1976 - Harry O.

 

 

1980 - On the 13th of February, he  died of a sudden heart attack at the age of 48 in Malibu, California two days into filming. He was interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.

 

 


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