Carl Betz : He died so young

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Does anyone know what he died from?

The easiest thing i have ever had to do was give my heart.

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Lung cancer, and it's no wonder: On "Judd For the Defense" he smokes in every scene except when he's in court. He must have been completely addicted to cigarettes.

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On the Donna Reed Show he only smoked a pipe. Wonder why.

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I wonder if the pipe had cigarette tobacco in it. Now that the episodes of "Judd" are on You Tube, and I couldn't help but notice the smoking thing, it brought to mind a couple of British actors who also died of emphysema-type conditions who ALSO smoked continuously when on TV shows (AFTER they were already famous so could work it into their contracts). That's what I thought was interesting - most chain smokers can at least go for short periods of time without smoking, but when someone can't go for 5 minutes it's a horrible "addiction" rather than just being 'chain smoker'. How awful for them.

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The dangers of smoking were becoming more widely known in the 1960s. I'm sure the producers of the wholesome Donna Reed Show didn't want the doctor dad chain smoking on camera.
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