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James Stacy

Born Dec 23, 1936

James Stacy is an American actor. A motorcycle crash left him a multiple amputee and took the life of his girlfriend in 1973. After his recovery, he returned to acting in 1975 before retiring in 1991.

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1936 Birth Born on December 23, 1936.


1957 20 Years Old Stacy was born Maurice William Elias in Los Angeles, California to an Irish-Scottish waitress and a Lebanese-American bookmaker. Stacy made his film debut in 1957's Sayonara, and his television debut in Highway Patrol.
1958 21 Years Old He had a recurring role as "Fred" in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet from 1958-1963. … Read More
1966 29 Years Old In 1966 Stacy guest starred in the final episode of Perry Mason, "The Case of the Final Fadeout," as Barry Conrad, an egocentric actor, who was murdered during a scene of a television show. … Read More


1973 36 Years Old On September 27, 1973, a drunk driver struck Stacy and his girlfriend, waitress Claire Cox, while they were riding tandem on a motorcycle. … Read More
1974 37 Years Old A 1974 celebrity gala, whose attendees included Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand, raised $118,000 for his expenses, and in 1976, he won a $1.9 million landmark lawsuit against the bar that had served the drunk driver.
1975 38 Years Old After his recovery, Stacy appeared in roles created to accommodate his handicap. His comeback film was the 1975 Kirk Douglas Western Posse, in which he was cast as newspaper editor "Harold Hellman", a part Douglas had written for him.


1977 40 Years Old In 1977, he starred in the TV movie Just a Little Inconvenience, playing a double-amputee Vietnam veteran. … Read More
1980 43 Years Old In 1980, Stacy starred in and produced the TV movie, My Kidnapper, My Love. … Read More


1990 53 Years Old Other television appearances included Hotel, Cagney & Lacey (for which he was nominated for a second Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series), and Highway to Heaven. His last TV role was in five 1990 episodes of the cop series Wiseguy, playing "Ed Rogosheske." … Read More
In November 1995, Stacy pled no contest to a charge of molesting an 11-year-old-girl and entered a Ventura County rehab facility.
1996 59 Years Old On March 5, 1996, he received a six-year prison sentence.
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