DAVID JANSSEN was an iconic actor catapulted to worldwide fame and fortune as Dr. Richard Kimble in the ground-breaking, award winning, record-settingQuinn Martin Productions of THE FUGITIVE which aired on ABC Television from September of 1963 to record-setting two-hours final episode, The Judgment on August 29, 1967.Although DAVID JANSSEN stared or co-stared in over fifty major films, and stared in three other television series of his own (Richard Diamond-Private Detective, OHara-U.S.
Treasury and Harry O), he is best remembered forhis inimatable portrayal of THE FUGITIVE.DAVID JANSSEN married ELLIE GRAHAM in a private, small ceremony in Las Vegas on August 23, 1958. He was staring as Richard Diamond-Private Detective and was in the second season of the series.
It was his first and Ellies second marriage.Ellie was at his side when he was hand-picked by Quinn Martin to star in THE FUGITIVE. His career surged with the success of the series. His marriage suffered. On August 23, 1968, at a small dinner party hosted by Dani and Buddy Greco- David told Ellie he was leaving her, and he did. The divorce proceeding became a bitter, protacted legal mess.DAVID JANSSEN died of a massive heart attack on February 13, 1980. He was only 48 years old. Ellie attended his funeral services, held on her birthday, February 17, 1980.Ellie relocated to Miami, Florida from Las Vegas in late 1987.
She had a chance encounter with an old, close friend of Davids, Mr. Michael Phelps at the world renowned Jockey Club. Mr. Phelps convinced Ellie to write a book about her marriage and never-ending love for David. After two false starts with GhostWriters, Ellie and Michael Phelps decided to write the book together.DAVID JANSSEN-MY FUGITIVE was originally published in hardcover by LifetimeBooks of Hollywood, Florida in December of 1994. Paperback Editions were published in 1995, 1996 and 1997. The book sold in excess of 1.2 million copies, worldwide.Michael Phelps released the Fourth Edition - Updated, hardcover and at the original 1994 publication price through Blue Line Publishing House, Inc.
in July of 2009. As a result of demand, Blue Line Publishing House, Inc. is releasing the Fourth Edition here on Amazons KINDLE STORE.