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PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk
PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk

Don Matheson, 84, a veteran television actor best known for his portrayal of one of the humans stranded on a mysterious planet on the science-fiction series "Land of the Giants," died June 29 in Woodland Hills. His daughter, Michele Matheson, said he had lung cancer and congestive heart failure. Matheson played tycoon Mark Wilson, a passenger on a suborbital spaceship bound for London that gets caught in a "space warp" and crashes on a planet ruled by giants. Set in 1983, the show aired on ABC from 1968 to 1970 and also featured Gary Conway, Don Marshall and Deanna Lund, whom Matheson later married. Created and produced by Irwin Allen, the hourlong 20th Century...

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