‘Grizzly Adams’ Actor Dan Haggerty Dies From Cancer
Sad news for those who grew up watching Grizzly Adams. Actor Dan Haggerty passes away from cancer at the age of 74.
Dan Haggerty started out in Hollywood as a stuntman and an animal handler. Then rose to fame as 'Grizzly Adams.' He brought the character James Capen Adams to life in 1974 in 'The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams' based on the actual trapper James "Grizzly" Adams. The movie was so successful it was turned into a weekly TV series in 1977 and 1978. James Grizzly describes the show as:
Grizzly Adams is a woodsman during the frontier era who flees into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder. While struggling to survive, Adams discovers an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he takes in and calls Ben. The bear, despite his huge adult size, becomes Adams's closest companion. Adams proves to have an uncanny link to most of the indigenous wildlife of the region, who have no fear of him. In return, he resolves never to harm another animal whenever possible.