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Eric Fleming
Birth: Jul. 4, 1925
Death: Sep. 28, 1966

American motion picture and television actor of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. In 1959 Eric Fleming was cast as trail boss 'Gil Favor' on "Rawhide," one of the most popular TV Western series of the era. Fleming left Rawhide in 1966 to seek out film work. After playing in the Doris Day comedy "The Glass Bottom Boat," he headed to Peru to film the pilot episode of a TV adventure series, "High Jungle." While filming a canoeing scene in the Hullaga River, Fleming fell into the surging rapids and drowned; his mutilated body was not recovered until four days later. He died at the age of 41, just two days before he was to be married. (bio by: Anne Zimbelman) 

Cause of death: Drowned
University of Peru
Lima, Peru
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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I will never forget you, you are in my heart forever. You were a wonderful man, and you'll always be my Trail Boss. Your life and service are an inspiration to us all. Rest in Peace.
- ConnieR
 Added: May. 22, 2015
thinking of you this weekend,thanks for all you have done.for the u.s.a. and the joy we have from rawhide. love and miss so much.r.i.p.
- Jean
 Added: May. 22, 2015
Come with me and I will show you a time when the world was innocent and hearts were sublime.I will show you a man who stood for honor and integrity of mind-who stood up for the helpless - who was gentle and kind.Those days have died,as he has died,but the...(Read more)
- The Rain Dancer
 Added: May. 21, 2015
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