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'Grizzly Adams' Star Dan Haggerty Passes Away at 74

'Grizzly Adams' Star Dan Haggerty Passes Away at 74
It's been a rough week for the entertainment industry, with several beloved icons passing away in just a few short days, such as Angus Scrimm, David Bowie, David Margulies and, just yesterday, Alan Rickman. Today, ABC News has confirmed the passing of another beloved entertainer, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams star Dan Haggerty, who passed away early this morning at the age of 74. The actor's manager confirmed his client's passing, after a long battle with cancer.

Dan Haggerty was born Gene Jajonski on November 19, 1941, in Pound, Wisconsin, raised by a family who ran a wildlife animal attraction. During his childhood, he helped raise wild animals such as a black bear that performed tricks, before moving to Southern California to pursue acting. While pursuing his acting career, he was also a bodybuilder on Muscle Beach in Venice, California, which lead to his first film role in 1964's Muscle Beach Party.
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‘Grizzly Adams’ Star Dan Haggerty Dies at 74

‘Grizzly Adams’ Star Dan Haggerty Dies at 74
Dan Haggerty, best known for his role in “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams,” died from cancer early Friday morning in Burbank. He was 74.

The actor’s manager, Terry Bomar, confirmed the news to Variety.

His daughter, Megan, was using a crowdfunding site to raise money for his fight against “this bear known as cancer,” and had accumulated about $10,500 of the $100,000 goal.

Haggerty played outdoorsman James Capen “Grizzly” Adams, who befriends a bear he raises as a cub, in the 1974 surprise box office hit “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams” and the TV series of the same name, which aired on NBC from 1977 to 1978. He later played Adams in another film (1981) and in a 1982 telefilm

He also had small roles on other TV shows, including “Charlie’s Angels” in 1981 and “The Love Boat” in 1983.

Haggerty was arrested in 1985 after selling cocaine to two undercover police officers. His career
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Make a Date With Death by VHS

A DVD release date of September 17, 2013, has been set for the upcoming anthology film Death by VHS, and we have your initial details right here along with some artwork. Read on for details.

From the Press Release

A battered and mysterious Vcr... A bevy of lethal videotapes... These are the building blocks of horror in Death By VHS. A mind-blowing descent into madness and death. Five shocking vignettes, designed to take your sanity and devour your soul! Mild curiosity leads to severe consequences when a couple rents a supposedly cursed video cassette recorder. An urban legend renowned for leaving a trail of agonizing and torturous death. Unbelieving, they take the plunge... And another legend is horrifyingly born... Do you dare give fate a winning hand and test yourself against the hellish consequences of the VHS machine?

Insert Cassette... Press Play... Die!

Tyler Gallant (Hangover 3), Kat Garcia (Dead In 5 Heartbeats
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Death by VHS Heads to Home Video

Say what you will about V/H/S, the film has been incredibly successful, and you know what that means... Yep, a fresh crop of flicks with similar themes that are hoping to capture the same kind of praise. Next up to bat... Death by VHS.

From the Press Release

A battered and mysterious Vcr... A bevy of lethal videotapes... These are the building blocks of horror in Death By VHS. A mind-blowing descent into madness and death. Five shocking vignettes, designed to take your sanity and devour your soul! Mild curiosity leads to severe consequences when a couple rents a supposedly cursed video cassette recorder. An urban legend renowned for leaving a trail of agonizing and torturous death. Unbelieving, they take the plunge... And another legend is horrifyingly born... Do you dare give fate a winning hand and test yourself against the hellish consequences of the VHS machine?

Insert Cassette.
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