Monday, June 7, 2010
Remembering Lang Jeffries
Born William Loppin on June 7, 1930 in Ontario, Canada. Before he was 21 he had moved to Michigan and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. During the battle of Inchon in 1952 he was one of only three survivors of his 177 man unit during their mass landing led by General Douglas MacArthur. Returning to the U.S. after the conclusion of the war he became and actor using the name Lang Jeffrries and appeared in the TV series “Rescue 8” (1958-1960) starring Jim Davis. He married actrss Rhonda Fleming in 1960 but the couple divorced in 1962. At this time he moved to Europe and starred in 20 films including his only Euro-western “Duel in the Eclipse” in 1958. Who can forget his leopard skin pancho. Lang returned to the U.S. and became a real estate broker. Lang passed away from cancer on February 12, 1987 in Huntington Beach, California.