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Actor Dennis Cole has passed away at age 69. He guest-starred on countless hit TV series since he made his mark as one of the stars of the 60s crime show Felony Squad. He also co-starred with Rod Taylor in the short-lived 1970s series Bearcats. Cole, who was once married to Charlie's Angel star Jaclyn Smith, refused to appear in any show involving violence following the 1991 murder of his son in a home invasion. For more click here »
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The stuntman passed away at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday, aged 69. His cause of death was unknown as WENN went to press.
They married in 1978 but divorced just three years later.
Cole's son, Joe, from his first marriage was murdered during a home robbery in 1991 and the case was never solved.
He is survived by his brother Richard. »
Dennis Cole, a stuntman who rose to TV stardom in the 1966 series "Felony Squad" and went on to dozens of guest-starring appearances throughout the 1970s and '80s, died Sunday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 69.
The cause of death was not released.
Although born in Detroit, Cole had the blond, athletic look of a quintessential California surfer, which earned him the attention of physique magazines and led to his casting as rookie detective Jim Briggs on "Felony." After that show's 2 1/2 year-run, Cole followed with the series "Bracken's World" and "Bearcats!" and a stint on the daytime soap "The Young and the Restless" that began in 1981.
He encountered tragedy in 1991 when his son Joe, from »
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