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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
University of Peru
Lima, Peru
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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 Added: Jul. 23, 2016
Fireworks celebrate the 4th of July and your birthday on that date! Whenever I see fireworks, I'll remember you. When fireworks are absent, I'll remember you. No matter the season or month or day, I'll remember you. That's how special you have been to all...(Read more)
- ejk
 Added: Jul. 18, 2016
Enjoying the Rawhide programmes remember them from being a small child and watching them with my dad. Was so sad to hear what an awful childhood you had but it made you stronger and you triumphed and became so successful. Your passing was unfair as you h...(Read more)
- Arwen
 Added: Jul. 14, 2016
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