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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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Been watching Rawhide a lot lately, and, for some reason, last night I looked up Eric Fleming and read his bio. It was then that I found out about his tragic death. This made me feel much sadness, as Mr. Favor is one of my TV heroes. I admire the way Mr. ...(Read more)
- Colt
 Added: Sep. 29, 2016
It is with heavy heart to think that it was 50 years ago that you left us. I will never forget picking up the newspaper and reading of your death - in some ways it seems like only yesterday. I believe that you are in a far better place and have finally f...(Read more)
- Sandy
 Added: Sep. 28, 2016
May You Rest in Peace - your biggest Fan
- Gene Stephan
 Added: Sep. 28, 2016
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