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Born: February 20, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ... actor producer citrus farmer


Classically handsome leading man Peter Strauss first garnered acclaim on the seminal TV miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man" (ABC, 1976), and went on to become one of the most bankable actors in made-for-television movies for decades to come. A milestone in television history, "Rich Man, Poor Man" paved the way for such epic literary adaptations as "Roots" (ABC, 1977) and "Shogun" (NBC, 1980). Although his breakout performance led to roles in features, including "The Last Tycoon" (1976), he would find far more success and accolades for his work in small screen efforts like the critically-acclaimed "The Jericho Mile" (ABC, 1979). However, it would be the format of the miniseries which would bear the most fruit for Strauss in such productions as the historical docudrama "Masada" (ABC, 1981), and another multi-parter based on a best-selling series of novels, "Kane & Abel" (CBS, 1985). The lead role in the short-lived drama series "Moloney" (CBS, 1996-97) was balanced out with work on more reliable projects like the TV movie "My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story" (CBS, 1998) and the occasional supporting turn in features, including the comedy "License to Wed" (2007). In a career that spanned more than four decades, Strauss maintained a reputation as an always reliable presence in an impressive array of material that covered virtually every genre imaginable.

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