This lens is dedicated to Dan Haggerty, he played Grizzly Adams on one of my favorite shows of all time as a kid, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams.
Previous to his simple and down to earth role as Grizzly Adams, did you know that he built motorcycles for and had a small part in the movie 'Easy Rider'! A film starring two young "hippie" bikers played by Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper who are on a personal odyssey. They meet the hippy guy Dan plays in a commune on their trip across America.
Interesting Facts about Dan Haggerty...
He was a muscle beach bodybuilder in the early sixties and had early roles in Muscle Beach Party and the Elvis Presley movie Girl Happy.Custom-built the motorcycles in Easy Rider.He worked as a stuntman on the TV show Tarzan.The only person to have his star REMOVED from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was actually meant to honor another actor, the late Don Haggerty, and the committee made an error in spelling. Eventually Dan received a legitimate star, now located in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.Worked as an animal trainer and handler for Walt Disney films.Opened "Haggerty's Bistro" in Studio City, Ca. in 1991.Marketed and sold a brand of barbeque sauce from his own recipe.Featured as a character in Al Franken's novel, Why Not Me?.
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The LOVE RIDE
The history of the Love Ride starts in 1981 with the first Biker's Carnival. Harley-Davidson became an official corporate sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Oliver Shokouh- the young owner of a fledgling Harley-Davidson dealership in Glendale decided to put a fundraising event together and hold it back behind his little shop.
Despite much effort, the first annual Biker's Carnival only raised $1500 for MDA. But, Oliver was determined, so with much work, determination and friends, the LOVE RIDE was born on November 11, 1984.
Peter Fonda did the first LOVE RIDE public service announcement. Robbie Kreiger, of the Doors performed at the event. And, Willie G. Davidson even came out for the ride!
The LOVE RIDE participants throughout the years have accomplished a lot and some of them include: Malcom Forbes, Peter Fonda, Larry Hagman, Robbie Krieger, David Crosby, Eric Burdon, Jackson Browne, Little Feat, Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen, Dwight Yoakam, the Doobie Brothers, Sammy Hagar and of course Dan Haggerty.
Today, The LOVE RIDE is the largest one-day motorcycle event in the world. It is a place where people come to have a good time, while making a difference in the world we live in. To learn more, please go to http://www.loveride.org.
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A boy trying to free a bear cub from its cruel circus owners enlists the help of a real mountain man (Dan Haggerty, "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams") in this wonderful adventure for all ages. Heroes can come from any time...but heroism is timeless. A rugged adventure set in the splendor of the Pacific Northwest, "Escape to Grizzly Mountain" follows a brave boy back through time in a race to save one of Earth's cutest and most lovable creatures! Starring Dan Haggerty ("The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams") and Jan Michael Vincent ("Airwolf"), this delightful bear tale is a heartwarming film for all ages!
Set in a small Georgia town.
See Boley the bear, iron Jaw the aligator,Chuck the chimp,Sweet Pea the skunk, Old Owl & Spots the Leopard and all the animals of the Okefenokee swamp.
Studio: Platinum Disc Llc Release Date: 04/20/2004
The Great American Motorcycle Show hosted by Dan Haggerty
Here's some great Dan Haggerty LINKS to check out!
- Dan Haggerty on IMDB
Filmography on The Internet Movie Database
- Young Adventurers, Inc
Dan Haggerty is the National Spokeperson for Young Adventurers, Inc "Young Adventurers is a nonprofit mentoring organization that utilizes local professionals, travel and adventure to build character, and inspire new vision and goals."
- Want to book Dan for your own event?
Julie Ann Ream Preserving Western Heritage
- Grizzly Adams Fan Website
This site is dedicated to and run by people who are crazy about "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams".
- Dan Haggerty Fan Club
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