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Actor Dennis Cole Dies; Starred In TV Series "Felony Squad"

19 November 2009 3:25 AM, PST | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

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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U.S. Actor Cole Dies

16 November 2009 10:41 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actress Jaclyn Smith's second husband, U.S. TV star Dennis Cole, has died.

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.

Cole found fame on 1966 series Felony Squad before enjoying a stint on soap opera The Young and the Restless in 1981.

He guest starred on shows including Police Story and Charlie's Angels, where he met his second wife, Smith.

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.

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'Felony Squad' actor Dennis Cole dies

16 November 2009 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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.

Cole guest-starred on such series as "Medical Center," "Police Story," "The Love Boat" and "Charlie's Angels," where he met his second wife, Jaclyn Smith, to whom he was married from 1978-81.

He encountered tragedy in 1991 when his son Joe, from »

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