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What happened to Rick Jason?
Death. Jason died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound one week after the Combat! reunion, on October 16, 2000, in Moorpark, California, where he lived. He left no note.
How old is Rick Jason Combat?
77 years (1923–2000)
Rick Jason/Age at death
Why was Combat Cancelled?
ABC cancelled Combat! in the spring of 1967, largely to save money. Adopting color increased production costs. Additionally, many of the cast’s contracts were coming to an end, which would likely have led to major salary demands in the subsequent negotiation cycle.
Did Vic Morrow serve in World War II?
Most of the cast members were veterans of the armed services, with several having served during World War II. Dick Peabody and Shecky Greene served in the U.S. Navy, while Rick Jason served in the Army Air Corps. Vic Morrow served in the Navy in 1947.
How much did Vic Morrow make per episode of combat?
Vic Morrow used the success to launch another bid for a salary increase. He was successful, raising his (and Rick Jason’s) salary to $6,000 per episode, making him one of the highest paid actors in series television.
Is Rick Jason alive?
Rick Jason/Living or Deceased
Why did Rick Jason of combat commit suicide?
Jason died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was found by his wife about 5 a.m., said Ventura County Deputy Coroner Craig Stevens. He left no note, and authorities only said that he was despondent over personal matters.
Was there a real rat patrol in WWII?
The Rat Patrol was based on the exploits of the real-life British Long Range Desert Group and focused on three Americans and a Briton fighting the Afrika Korps in North Africa during World War II.
Is Vic Morrow dead?
Vic Morrow/Living or Deceased
Is Vic Morrow still alive?
Where did they film combat?
The majority of Combat! episodes were filmed at MGM studios in Southern California. However because they needed a hill for the setting the production had to be moved to Albertson Ranch. Additionally for the set they had to develop completely from scratch 2 new bunkers for the Germans and 1 for the Americans.
Are any of the Rat Patrol actors still alive?
The only member of the cast currently active in American television is Hans Gudegast, who played sympathetic German Capt. Hauptmann Dietrich on the 1960s TV series.