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James Anthony Luisi
Birth: Nov. 2, 1928
Death: Jun. 7, 2002

Actor. Born in New York City, he was best known for the role of Police Lieutenant Doug Chapman on the popular 1970s television series "The Rockford Files". He attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights on a basketball scholarship and served in the US Army during the Korean War. After the war, he played two professional seasons with the Baltimore Bullets (1953-54) in the Basketball Association of America. His acting career began on the stage in the Broadway musicals before performing on television shows in the early 1960s. His many TV credits included "Bonanza", "Police Story", "Kojak", "Knots Landing" and the daytime drama "First Ladies Diaries: Martha Washington", for which he won a Best Actor Emmy Award for his role as George Washington. For feature films, he appeared in "The Tiger Makes Out" (1967), "I Escaped from Devil's Island" (1973), "Killer's Delight" (1978), "Norma Rae" (1979) and "Murphy's Law" (1986). He died of cancer in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 73. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park
North Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: William Barritt
Record added: Jun 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6530901
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Since I Never Met You, I Came To Visit You On Here Today, May You Rest In Eternal Peace James.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Oct. 6, 2014
Never Forgotten
- Stasia K
 Added: Sep. 11, 2014
Watched a "Rockford" this week-where you were the villian; I was shocked!! God grant you peace, I really enjoyed your work.
- marie williams
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014
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