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Grizzly Adams Creator Dies

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Grizzly Adams Creator Dies
The Life And Times Of Grizzly Adams creator Charles E. Sellier Jr. has died. He was 67.

The producer passed away unexpectedly in his home near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on Monday. The cause of death has not been specified.

Sellier is best known for creating the character Grizzly Adams, a man accused of murder who befriends a bear while on the run from bounty hunters.

Adams, who was inspired by an actual 19th century trapper, was played by actor Dan Haggerty in the 1974 film The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams and the subsequent TV series of the same name.

Sellier also wrote and produced religious-based TV movies and documentaries, including In Search of Noah's Ark and Mark Twain's America.

He received an Emmy nomination in 1980 for TV movie The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Sunn Classic Pictures rises again

NEW YORK -- Executives Lang Elliott and Raylan Jensen are relaunching the Sunn Classic Pictures imprint, the label behind such 1970s projects as The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams feature and the NBC series of the same name. Sunn was known primarily for its family-friendly fare. However, the label once also handled genre projects like the 1980 sci-fi film Hangar 18, starring Robert Vaughn. The Palm Springs-based Sunn has so far acquired Master of the Game by helmer Jeff Stolhand as the first of what Elliott said will be roughly 10 theatrical releases per year. Sunn will further continue to create projects for the small screen.

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