The Fourth Edition of DAVID JANSSEN-MY FUGITIVE by Ellie Janssen, as told to Michael Phelps is the only authorized Biography of the beloved late actor is now released. It is Hardcover, 150 Pages, containg thirty-four rare photos from Ellie Janssen’s collection, and an update by Michael Phelps. It is priced at the original 1994 Publication of $18.95.
It is now available at the following:
http://www.amazon.com & http://www.amazon.co.uk
http://www.barnesandnoble.com, and all other Internet Booksellers. Do not pay more than $18.95 for this intimate portrayal of DAVID JANSSEN, the beloved star of THE FUGITIVE.


  1. Dina

    Is Ellie still alive? If so please tell her I’d like to visit her. My name is Dina Michaels, around 10 years ago I worked in the Estates department at SAG. I think she’ll remember me. Thanks

  2. michaelphelps1

    Good Morning Ms. Michaels,

    I am sad to say Ellie Janssen passed away on July 7, 1999. She was living with and being cared for by her daughter Kathy, in Protland, Oregon. Ellie suffered with Emphasyma during the last five years of her life.
    I am sure she and David are together again.

    Regards,Michael Phelps

  3. Jeffrey Cramer

    Awesome Book, kept me wanting to read more, I Can’t believe what happen to Such a nice Couple.
    God Bless–


    • michaelphelps1

      Good Morning Mr. Cramer,

      How is my second favorite city, CHICAGO?

      Just a quick note to let you know my memoir, DAVID JANSSEN-Our Conversations, Volume One-The Early Years (1965-1972) and Volume Two-The Final Years (1973-1980) are now available in E-book Edition, exclusively on Amazon KINDLE and in Softcover Edition at my website (www.MichaelPhelpsNovels.com) and on Amazon.com/books.

      I wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday season.

      Best regards,
      Michael Phelps

      • Jeffrey

        Thank you for remembering me… You know there’s not a day that goes by, without me catching an episode of the fugitive, thank God for Me TV 📺….
        I will order your new book immediately, well I’ll tell the wife to get it as an xmas 🎁 gift… I was beginning to wonder when it was going to be available… Michael you were Lucky to have been a friend of his, what a great amount of stories, some even shocking…
        Take Care, and God bless…
        Happy Holidays to you..

        Jeffrey W Cramer
        United States Marine
        Special Ops

      • michaelphelps1


        I THANK YOU for your Service and as a Veteran, I SALUTE you! My appreciation to your Wife for her sacrifices as you SERVE. God Bless you, and keep you safe!


      • Jeffrey Cramer

        Thank you for remembering me… There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t catch an episode of The Fugitive

      • michaelphelps1

        Good Morning Jeffrey,

        THANK YOU. Dave was a special guy, I was truly blessed and will never forget his real persona, a ‘down-to-earth’, sensitive, compassionate man who just wanted to live an ‘ordinary life’ – yet his celebrity prevented that, and he lived an extraordinary life – and he did it ‘HIS WAY’. I miss him!

  4. michaelphelps1

    Hello Mr. Cramer,
    You may be interested in my new work-in-progress; “DAVID JANSSEN-Our Conversations”. In relating hundreds of conversations between David and me over the last 14 years and four months of his life, I hope to provide his fans with a deeply, personal insight into the Man he was, and HIS side of several stories.

    If you would like a “preview”, contact me at: mphelps@michaelphelpsnovels.com

  5. michaelphelps1

    Hello Jeff,
    Hope you have a chance to read Dave’s books and enjoy an insight into his ‘off-screen’ personality.

    Best wishes to you and yours for a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season.

    Mike Phelps

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