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merlin olsen
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Sep 15, 1940
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Mar 11, 2010

Merlin Jay Olsen (September 15, 1940 – March 11, 2010)[1] was an American footballplayer in the National Football League, NFL commentator, and actor. He played his entire 15-year career with the Los Angeles Rams and was elected to the Pro Bowl in 14 of those seasons, a current record shared with Bruce Matthews. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. As an actor he portrayed the farmer Jonathan Garvey on Little House on the Prairie. After leaving that series, he starred in hisown NBC drama, Father Murphy, playing the title role of a foster dad posing as a traveling priest.He was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2009,[19] and underwent three courses of chemotherapy. In December 2009 he filed a lawsuit against NBC Studios, NBC Universal, and 20th Century Fox for allegedly exposing him to the asbestos which he claimed had caused his cancer.[20] Olsen died on March 11, 2010 at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California,[21] aged 69

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