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Eric Fleming Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Place Of Birth
California, USA
98 years old
Birth Date
July 4 1925

Eric Fleming Facts

Child Star?
Actor, Writer
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Current Partner
Lynne Graber
Edward Heddy Sr., Mildred Anderson

About Eric Fleming

Eric Fleming was born on July 4, 1925, under the birthname Edward Heddy Jr. He was born in Santa Paula, California, United States.

Eric Fleming was widely known for his famous character of Gil Favor in the CBS Television series 'Rawhide'. Eric was not into the entertainment field from the starting but gradually his interest grew.

Due to circumstances, Eric left his house at the young age of eight and moved to Los Angeles and then Chicago. He got involved in odd jobs and after getting into some trouble he returned home to his mother at the age of 11. Eric did various jobs until he joined the Merchant Marine and in 1942, he served in United States Navy in World War II. Eric Fleming also served as a Seabee in a naval construction battalion.

Eric Fleming Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Eric Fleming’s net worth?

Eric Fleming was a very successful actor and writer and earned a lot of fame from his movies and TV series. According to a report in 2022, his total net worth was accounted to be a whopping $13 million.

How much did Eric Fleming earn per year?

Eric Fleming was a famous American actor and writer, but there is no information available about his earnings.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Eric Fleming?

Eric Fleming stood at a height of 6 ft 4 in (192 cm). Not much is known about his other physical attributes.

How old was Eric Fleming?

Eric Fleming, the famous actor and writer, was born on July 4, 1925, as Edward Heddy Jr. in Santa Paula, California, United States. He died at the age of 41 on September 28, 1966 in Tingo Maria, Peru.

Childhood And Education

Erik Fleming was born on July 4, 1925, as Edward Heddy Jr. in Santa Paula, California, United States. He was the only child. His father worked as an oil worker. Eric had a very struggling childhood, as he was born with a club foot and needed crutches to walk. After his dreadful situation with his father, Eric ran away from his home when he was eight years old. He first went to Los Angeles and then to Chicago, where he, unfortunately, got involved in criminal jobs. Then after three years, he returned to his mother who had just gotten divorced. A few years later, he got into school to complete his education, but at the time of World War II, he dropped his studies and joined the Merchant Marine and then the US Navy. In completing the challenge of lifting a weight of 200 pounds, he got his face hurt and underwent plastic surgery to fix his face. That gave him a turning point in his life as he started to take acting lessons.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who was Eric Fleming’s partner?

Currently, there is no information available regarding his relationships. As per sources, Eric Fleming died in a tragic accident at work two days before his marriage to his fiancée Lynne Graber.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Eric Fleming started his career at the age of eight, when he left his home and came to Chicago, he got involved in some odd jobs but some years later got home to finish his studies. After being dropped out of school, at the time of World War II, he joined the Merchant Marine and US Navy. He met with an accident where he damaged his face, for which he went through cosmetic surgery. Eric started taking acting classes post-surgery. He rejoined his job at the Paramount Studios and used to take acting classes in the evening. Eric Fleming made his debut audition as a challenge to one of the other actors but lost the challenge, which cost him a bet of $100. He made his acting debut in a road company production of the play 'Happy Birthday' in 1946.

A few years later, Eric Fleming appeared in many plays in Chicago and New York, which included 'My Three Angles', 'Stalag 17' and 'No Time For Sergeants'. His television shows career started in the ‘50s when he performed live at many famous stages like The Web and Kraft Television theater. Eric also appeared in numerous Broadway plays, which include the musical ‘Plain And Fancy’. In 1958, Eric Fleming left the Broadway shows and moved to Hollywood, where he starred in various low-end movies such as ‘Curse Of The Undead’, ‘Fright’, and the Sci-fi/Cult film ‘Queen Of Outer Space’.

In 1958, he finally got the lead role in the CBS western series 'Rawhide' as Gil's favor. Eric was cast for almost seven to eight seasons of 'Rawhide', In the tragic year of 1966, he appeared in the TV series 'Bonanza' for the episode of 'The Pursued' and 'Peace'. He was shooting for the two-part adventure program 'High Jungle'. There, he met his fate as he accidentally got drowned in the Huallaga River. He also appeared in the 'Glass Bottom Boat' as Suave Spy, for which he got very famous.

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