Cliff Osmond passed away on the afternoon of December 22nd, 2012 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was at home, surrounded by his loving family: wife Gretchen, daughter Mishi, her husband Jorge and their daughter, Sophia, and Cliff's son, Eric. Gretchen told me that he was at peace, quoting Walt Whitman as he departed.
Cliff's funeral will be a private affair for the family. In the coming weeks there will be a public memorial and celebration of Cliff's life and career. Announcements about the memorial will be made here and on Cliff's Facebook page.
Cliff's family asks that instead of sending flowers you kindly consider making a donation to a charity that provides funding to those seeking a cure for pancreatic cancer.
OSMOND, Cliff (Clifford O. Ebrahim)
Born: 2/26/1937, Jersey City, New Jersey U.S.A.
Died: 12/22/2012, Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.
Cliff Osmond’s westerns – actor:
The Rifleman (TV) – 1962 (Lafayette Blye)
How the West Was Won – 1962 (bartender)
Wagon Train (TV) – 1962, 1963 (Simmons, Ben Gill, Chester Cole)
The Dakotas (TV) – 1963 (Telford)
Have Gun – Will Travel (TV) – 1963 (Koro)
The Raiders – 1963 (Private Jean Duchamps)
Laredo (TV) – 1965, 1966 (Running Antelope, Midas Mantee)
Shane (TV) – 1966 (Joshua)
Three Guns for Texas – 1968 (Running Antelope)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 (Bo Remick, Chunk, Daniel Sadler, Ben Sommars, Macomb)
Guardian of the Wilderness (TV) – 1976 (McCollough)
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again – 1979 (Wes Hardin)
California Gold Rush (TV) – 1981 (Harry Love)
Guns of Paradise (TV) – 1989 (Keel)