Bailey became a nationally famous in the 1960s representing Sam Sheppard, who was found guilty of killing his wife in 1954. Bailey won a precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court reversal of Sheppard's conviction, leading to his acquittal in a retrial. Sheppard's story inspired the TV series and movie The Fugitive. Bailey's fame led to appearances on What's My Line?, The Tonight Show and The Mike Douglas Show during the 1960s. But Bailey is best known for grilling Mark Fuhrman in the O.J. Simpson case in 1995, which Nathan Lane re-created for The People v. O.J. Simpson in 2016. ALSO: Watch F. Lee Bailey's appearance on Late Night with David Letterman's "Lawsuit Day" in 1984.
TOPICS: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, The Fugitive, F. Lee Bailey, Nathan Lane, O.J. Simpson, Obits