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Emmy-Nominated Actor James Stacy Dies at 80

15 September 2016 6:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James Stacy, who was Emmy-nominated for his role as a wheelchair-bound amputee in TV movie “Just a Little Inconvenience” and starred in Western series “Lancer,” died Thursday in Ventura, Calif. He was 80.

His turbulent life included being married to actresses Connie Stevens and Kim Darby, becoming a double amputee after a motorcycle accident, and serving prison time for child molestation.

His partner Antigoni Tsamparlis confirmed his death and said he had possibly suffered an allergic reaction after being admitted to the hospital.

Born Maurice W. Elias in Los Angeles, Stacy appeared on “The Donna Reed Show” (1958) and “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” (1952), and had a recurring role in “Wiseguy” (1990). He also appeared in numerous episodes of “Bonanza” (1973), “Gunsmoke” (1964-73) and received a producing credit for the film “My Kidnapper, My Love” (1980).

Appearing as a wounded Vietnam vet in “Just a Little Inconvenience” opposite Barbara Hershey, he hoped to encourage other amputees and persons with disabilities to fulfill »

- Joshua Terry

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