Friday, February 13, 2015

"The Fugitive" Actor David Janssen 1980 Hillside Cemetery


David Janssen (March 27, 1931 – February 13, 1980) was an American film and television actor who is best known for his starring role as Dr. Richard Kimble in the television series The Fugitive (1963–1967). Janssen also had the title roles in three other series, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Harry O and O'Hara, U.S. Treasury.








Death

Janssen died of a heart attack on February 13, 1980, at his home in Malibu, California. At the time of his death, Janssen was filming the television movie Father Damien. Janssen was buried at the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California. A non-denominational funeral was held at the Jewish chapel of the cemetery on February 17. Suzanne Pleshette delivered the eulogy at the request of Janssen's widow. Johnny Carson, Rod Stewart and Gregory Peck were among Janssen's pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers included Jack Lemmon, George Peppard, James Stewart and Danny Thomas. Los Angeles coroner Thomas Noguchi reportedly found high levels of morphine, cocaine, and alcohol in Janssen's body.








1 comment:

  1. A TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO AN EXTRAORDINARY, GIFTED ACTOR, AA AMAZING, HUMBLE, COMPASSIONATE MAN.

    DAVID JANSSEN ~ 27 March 1931 ~ 13 February 1980

    REST IN PEACE, MY FRIEND. YOU are always remembered by your millions of fans, and truly missed.

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