The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977-1978)
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams was a 1974 independent feature film inspired by a 1972 historical fiction novella written by Charles E. Sellier Jr. The film's popularity led to an NBC television series of the same name. The title character, played by Dan Haggerty, was loosely based on California mountain man James "Grizzly" Adams (1812-1860), a frontier woodsman who fled into the mountains after he was wrongly accused of murder. While struggling to survive, Adams saved an orphaned grizzly bear cub he adopted and named Ben. The bear becomes Adams' closest companion. Co-stars: Denver Pyle, Bozo the Bear. The entire series ie here.