Sunday 21 April 2019

Clint Eastwood Photo Opportunity #12

James Stacy Benefit March 24th 1974. Clint with wife Maggie and unidentified friend.
Stacy is perhaps best remembered as a star of the western series Lancer, along with Andrew Duggan, Wayne Maunder, and Paul Brinegar. Lancer aired on CBS from 1968 to 1970. Stacy played the character "Johnny Madrid Lancer", a former gunslinger, the son of Duggan's character, Murdoch Lancer. Stacy also acted in several motion pictures from the 1950s through the 1970s, including a minor part in the musical South Pacific. On September 27th, 1973, Stacy was taking girlfriend Claire Cox for a ride on his motorcycle in the Hollywood Hills when a drunken driver struck them. She died and Stacy lost his left arm and leg. Stacy's ex-wife, Actress and singer Connie Stevens, organized a 1974 Celebrity gala to raise money for his expenses. The gala, whose attendees included Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and Barbra Streisand, raised $118,000 for his expenses. In 1976, he won a $1.9 million lawsuit against the bar that had served the drunk driver.

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