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

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
 
Burial:
University of Peru
Lima
Lima, Peru
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Still missing you as always you are forever in my heart and that's where you will always be.
- cheryl
 Added: Apr. 25, 2016
Thank you for your service in the Navy and for your roll in Rawhide. One of a kind !!
- Yvonne & Zane Person
 Added: Apr. 19, 2016
You are still my number one cowboy and I miss you more than words can say. Someday I will understand.
- June Robertson
 Added: Apr. 10, 2016
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