Chad Everett Dies at 75: The blue eyed superstar of the ‘Medical Center’ TV show Chad Everett died in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The star of Mulholland Drive and Melrose Place lost his one and a half year long battle with lung cancer in his LA home, his daughter Katherine Thorp reported.
Chad Everett was the television heartthrob of his times; he played a slim and dashing doctor in the Medical Center series. His character, Dr. Joe Gannon was responsible for mending broken hearts of drooling viewers in the 1970s.
When speaking about her departed father, Katherine Thorp told the media that Everett did his own stunts. He was confident doing daring activities like horseback riding and river rafting. Chad Everett also took a chance at movies with projects like Psycho (1998 remake) and Airplane II: the Sequel (1982). Overall Mr. Everett appeared in over 40 films and television serials.
He was born as Raymon Lee Cramton on June 11, 1937 in South Bend, Indiana to Virdeen and Harry Cramton. He went to Fordson High School in Michigan where he totally fell in love with theatre and acting. He graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit and steered his route towards Hollywood. There he signed up with the Warner Brothers studio and changed his name (apparently he was asked too many questions about his real name).
Everett began his career with Surfside 6, a detective series. His first big break came in the 1963 film Claudelle Inglis.
In 1966 Chad Everett married actress Shelby Grant in 1966 while he was on location for the film Return of the Gunfighter. The marriage proved successful and unlike other Hollywood couples Everett and Grant spent a staggering 45 years together until Shelby Grant’s death in 2011. Everett and Grant had two daughters – Katherine and Shannon.
Fans all over the world have dismayed over the tragic death of Chad Everett, whereas his colleagues have paid their condolences. Twitter was streaming with fans and friends reminiscing about the famous Medical Center star.