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Ben Gazzara Dead At 81

Ben Gazzara

Emmy-winning actor  Ben Gazzara, whose TV credits included Run for Your Life and Arrest and Trial, has died from pancreatic cancer. read more

On the '60s show Run for Your ...

Question: On the '60s show Run for Your Life, why was Ben Gazzara running?


Answer: Why, to squeeze as much living into the short time he supposedly had left, Myrna.

On the show, which launched on NBC in September 1965, successful attorney Paul Bryan (Gazzara) was given two years to live before an incurable disease killed him, so he closed up shop and hit the road in search of fun and deeper meaning. Did he find it? Well, when the series ended in 1968, Bryan had been gallavanting around the world for three years and was still going strong, so he obviously found something.

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