Tragedy among the co-stars of The Rifleman
Years ago when I was doing the piddlin' stuff..... for the episode guide list I couldn't help but notice some of the tragedy some of these stars endured.
Edward Platt as Senator Borden in 'The Assailants'
Birth Name: Edward Cuthbert Platt
Ed was born on February 14, 1916 in Staten Island, New York
and died March 19, 1974 at the age of 58 in Santa Monica, California
Platt's death is somewhat of a mystery. For years it was
reported he died from a heart attack at age 58. More recently it has been
alleged (the information found on-line) that his son Jeff spoke out and stated
in an interview that his father died as the result of suicide in 1974 after two
previous attempts while suffering from an undiagnosed and untreated depression
that was further sparked by financial troubles.
May you rest in peace Edward Platt — Find A Grave
Tragedy Among the Co-Stars
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