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Victor French played the recurring role of Isaiah Edwards on "Little House on the Prairie".
Personal Information
Birthname: Victor Edwin French
Sex/Gender: Male
Born: December 4, 1934
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.
Died: June 15, 1989(1989-06-15) (aged 54)
Deathplace: Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
Series Information
Appeared as: Isaiah Edwards
Appeared on/in: Little House on the Prairie
No. of appearances: 59 episodes in series (recurring)

Victor French (December 4, 1934 - June 15, 1989) was an American actor who was born in Santa Barbara, California, he played the character Isaiah Edwards on Little House on the Prairie. French was also the costar of Highway to Heaven, which was also a show created by Michael Landon. His father, Ted French was also an actor.

In 1998, French was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Other than Little House, Victor French played a recurring role on Gunsmoke and Get Smart, as Agent 44, an undercover spy who showed up in the most unlikely of places.

Death

French died at the age of 54 on June 15, 1989 at Sherman Oaks Community Hospital in Los Angeles, California, after a three-month battle with lung cancer.[1] According to one anecdote, he left a final, good-humored message for friends and family at his wake, having arranged for an airplane to fly overhead with it.

In 1998, French was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[2]

References

  1. FOLKART, BURT A. (16 June 1989). Victor French; Actor, Director on 'Highway to Heaven,' 'Little House'.
  2. Associated Press. "Bronze statue of Reagan to be unveiled at awards Western Heritage ceremony packs star power", March 30, 1998. 

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