"DAVID JANSSEN~Our Conversations; VOLUME ONE-The Early Years, 1965-1972 and VOLUME TWO-The Final Years, 1973-1980" recalls the innermost and private thoughts of one of Hollywood's most beloved Actors. The conversations span the last fifteen years of his life and cover his most difficult times. His failing marriage to his first wife Ellie, and the bitter and protracted divorce proceedings that lasted two years. His career; many of the "A" List Stars, Producers, Directors and Writers with whom he worked. His failure to make the transition from Television "Mega Star" to the Silver Screen. His tumultuous courtship and planned divorce from his second wife. His relationships with his mother Berneice, Step-father Gene Janssen, Ellie's daughters Kathy and Diane. his half-sisters Jill and Teri. The two women he truly loved, and lost; Actress Suzanne Pleshette and Singer/Songwriter Carol Connors. His alleged womanizing and drinking habits (which I shared for a time).
DAVID JANSSEN was propelled to world-wide fame for his stellar performances as "Dr. Richard Kimble" in the ground-breaking. record-setting, award winning Q-M Productions of "THE FUGITIVE" (ABC Television Network, 1963-1967). He also starred in three other Television series, over thirty Made-for-Television films and fifty Feature films, including "THE GREEN BERETS" and "SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN".
Three days into the filming of a new Made-for-Television film, "FATHER DAMIEN", David Janssen died of a massive heart attack on 13 February 1980, forty-six days shy of his 49th. birthday,
DAVID JANSSEN'S fame still burns bright with the syndication of "THE FUGITIVE" around the world and his many feature and television films being aired today.
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