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Majors transferred to Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, in 1959.
He played in his first football game the following year but suffered a severe back injury which left him paralyzed for two weeks and ended his college athletic career.
She fought a tremendous battle against a terrible disease." Majors, who starred on TV's "The Six Million Dollar Man," was married to Fawcett from 1973 to 1982, but the two separated in 1979.
During her marriage, she was known and credited in her roles as Farrah Fawcett-Majors.
He participated in track and football at Middlesboro High School.
He graduated in 1957, and earned a scholarship to Indiana University, where he again competed in sports.
Following his injury, he turned his attention to acting and performed in plays at the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, Kentucky.
When The Big Valley was cancelled in 1969, he signed a long-term contract with Universal Studios.
Majors is best known for portraying the characters of Heath Barkley in the American television Western series The Big Valley (1965–1969), Colonel Steve Austin in the American television science fiction action series The Six Million Dollar Man (1973–1978), and Colt Seavers in American television action series The Fall Guy (1981–1986).
Majors was born in Wyandotte, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
One of Heath's frequently used expressions during the series was "Boy howdy! During the series, Majors co-starred in the 1968 Charlton Heston film Will Penny, for which he received an "Introducing" credit, and landed the lead role in The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969), a made-for-television film which was first broadcast by ABC.
The film was one of the very first films to deal with the subject matter of Vietnam veterans "coming home".