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In real life, Jane Seymour is ten years older than co-star Joe Lando.
Joe Lando who played Byron Sully insisted on doing almost all his own stunts. He said doing his own stunt work made the character feel more real to him. In addition, Joe admitted some stunts such as eating worms and running on top of a moving train were things he would probably never have an opportunity to do again.
The show was shown over 100 countries.
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Dr. Quinn was proposed to five times: David Lewis, Rev. Timothy Johnson, Dr. William Burke, Byron Sully, and Andrew Strauss/David Lewis (again). She said yes to David but then he was allegedly killed, turned down Rev. Johnson & Dr. Burke, and then said yes to Sully.
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Executive Producer Beth Sullivan and fellow Dr. Quinn star Jim Knobeloch (Jake Slicker) were married in real life during the run of the show. They have since divorced.
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For authenticity, the show was shot all on site at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Calif. except for a couple of episodes.
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Two individuals played the character of Colleen Cooper: Erika Flores (S1-2) and Jessica Bowman (S3-END). Erika was asked to sign a 3-year contract after Season 2 however her father felt she should receive more money than her co-stars siblings. The network refused and recast Jessica Bowman as Colleen Cooper.
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Jane Seymour described the show as being about, "the human condition in every way, shape, and form".
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Jane Seymour was the only cast member to appear and participate in all 149 episodes.
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Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen and Shawn Toovey, in their DVD commentaries, all expressed interest in a future "Dr. Quinn" project. Only Allen declined to reprise his role in the two movies that continued the series after its cancellation.
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Jane Seymour was given the script at 7:00AM and to decide the next day by 10:00AM if she wanted to to do the show. Less than 12 hours later, at 6:00AM, Jane was on set and filming began.
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Three of the cast members were born and raised in Illinois: Joe Lando who played Byron Sully was born in Chicago, Jim Knobeloch who played Jake Slicker was born in Belleville, and Frank Collison who played Horace was born in Evanston.
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Jim Knobeloch who played Jake Slicker, was known as the prankster of the cast. One time he put horse manure in a person's pocket and another time, he put horse manure in Orson Bean (Loren Bray)'s hand as he slept.
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Dr. Quinn attended the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Her father was a doctor in Boston where they practiced together.
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In the pilot, Jake Slicker was played by Colm Meaney, Mr. Loren Bray was played by Guy Boyd, & Robert E was played by Ivory Ocean. In the second episode until the series ended, Jake Slicker was played by Jim Knobeloch, Mr. Loren Bray was played by Orson Bean, & Robert E was played by Henry Saunders.
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Dr. purchased her step-children's late boarding house in Colorado Springs to use as her current medical clinic. The green sign advertising her business was purchased by the town for her birthday.
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Rev. Timothy Johnson proposed to Michaela Quinn in order to adopt children from the orphanage train. She refused. He then proposed to the new school teacher, Louise Chambers. She accepted but Rev. Johnson broke it off when he discovered she didn't want children.
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