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 in life and in their death. We sometimes see these stars as having such a glamorous life, but in fact other then material things, their life is much like ours. 
I hope you enjoy this section, it was created with the highest regards to these great actors/actress.
Gone but not forgotten!  

Morris Ankrum
as Jacob Black in 'The Actress' & Aaron Pelser in 'Shivaree'

Birth Name: Morris Winslow Ankrum
Morris was born August 28, 1897 in Danville, Illinois
He died of trichinosis on September 2, 1964, Pasadena, California

Trichinosis is a disease caused by eating undercooked meat containing cysts of Trichinella spiralis. Trichinella spiralis can be found in pork, bear, walrus, fox, rat, horse, and lion meat.

When a person eats meat from an infected animal, Trichinella cysts break open in the intestines and grow into adult roundworms.

The roundworms produce other worms that move through the gut wall and into the bloodstream. These organisms tend to invade muscle tissues, including the heart and diaphragm (the breathing muscle under the lungs). They can also affect the lungs and brain.

  • Encephalitis
  • Heart failure
  • Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) from heart inflammation (myocarditis)
  • Pneumonia

May you rest in peace Morris Ankrum Find A Grave

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