Merlin Olsen

Merlin Olsen
1940 - 2010

Merlin Olsen  American Football (American)


Merlin Jay Olsen (September 15, 1940 – March 11, 2010) was an American football player, announcer, and actor. He played his entire 15-year professional football career in National Football League (NFL) as a defensive tackle with the Los Angeles Rams....

First Name Merlin
Middle Name Jay
Last Name Olsen
Full Name at Birth Merlin Jay Olsen
Age 69 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th September, 1940
Birthplace Logan, UT
Died 10th March, 2010
Place of Death Los Angeles, CA
Cause of Death Cancer Mesothelioma
Height 6' 5" (196 cm)
Weight 270lbs (122 kg)
Build Athletic
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Mormon
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Utah State
Occupation Football (American)
American Football Position Defensive Tackle
Draft Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1962 AFL Draft., Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1962 NFL Draft.
Hall of Fame Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1982
Claim to Fame Father Murphy
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Aaron's Way1988 Aaron Miller TV Show
Circle of Love1988 Aaron Miller TV Movie
Fathers and Sons1986 Buddy Landau TV Show
Time Bomb1984 Jake Calahan TV Movie
The Juggler of Notre Dame1982 Jonas TV Movie
Father Murphy1981 John Michael Murphy TV Show
Walking Tall1981 Webb McClain TV Show
The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story1980 Todd Simms TV Movie
A Fire in the Sky1978 Stan Webster TV Movie
Mitchell1975 Benton Movie
Little House on the Prairie1974 Jonathan Garvey TV Show
Kung Fu1972 Perlee Skowrin TV Show
One More Train to Rob1971 Eli Jones Movie
Something Big1971 Sgt. Fitzsimmons Movie
The Undefeated1969 Little George Movie
Petticoat Junction1963 Merlin Fergus TV Show
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    mommyslittlegirl1996Oct 18, 2013

    I miss and love you Uncle Merlin Olsen.

    CindyCelebsMar 11, 2010

    R.I.P. Merlin

    Jill CagleJan 4, 2010

    I would like to extend my prayers and sympathy in regards to Merlins Mesothelioma Diagnosis. He was known to me mailnly thru Little House as this is still one of my favorite shows. i now own all of the seasons. My husband has Peritoneal Meso. He was diagnosed 4 years ago and thru many trials, treatments and much prayer he is doing well. I would like to give Mr. Olsen the name of the best research foundation and knowlegeable outfit around dealing with Meso patients and their families. Mesotheloima Applied Research foundation.

    GwenSep 5, 2009

    Merlin Olsen is one of nine children(four boys, and five girls);Colleen, Merlin, Clark, Lorraine, Gwen, Phil, Winona, Ramona (fraternal twins), and Orrin.

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