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HOUSTON KNIGHTS/CBS/1987-88 (Multiple Sclerosis)

Annie Hartung (Madlyn Rhue), a wheelchair-bound police officer injured in the line of duty.

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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

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