HOUSTON KNIGHTS/CBS/1987-88 (Multiple Sclerosis)
Annie Hartung (Madlyn Rhue), a wheelchair-bound police officer injured in the line of duty.
Madlyn Rhue was actually a victim of multiple sclerosis, a crippling disease affecting the nervous system. Her MS condition became apparent after a car accident some 10 years earlier.
She died from pneumonia at the age of sixty-eight at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills in Los Angeles, California.
Star Trek fans may best remember Madlyn Rhue as Lt. Marla McGivers, a Starfleet historian stationed on the USS Enterprise who fell in love with Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban), a genetically engineered superman found in suspended animation on the SS Botany Bay, an ancient Earth spaceship from the 20th century. (Episode “Space Seed” aired February 16, 1967).
See also: Murder, She Wrote