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Also Known As: Richard Norman Anderson Died: August 31, 2017
Born: August 8, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Long Branch, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor

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A staple on episodic television since the early 1960s, actor and producer Richard Anderson hit his stride in the mid-1970s as the authoritative if sartorially challenged Oscar Goldman, boss to both "The Six Million Dollar Man" (ABC, 1974-78) and "The Bionic Woman" (ABC, 1976-77; NBC, 1977-78). The role was among the high points in a long career that encompassed such varied films as the sci-fi classic "Forbidden Planet" (1956), Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory" (1957) and the Paul Newman classic "The Long Hot Summer" (1958), as well as countless television shows and movies. His bionic-related projects, however, retained a fan base for decades after their departure from the airwaves, ensuring him an enduring popularity among television viewers - particularly for the 1970s-born generation - for years to come.

A staple on episodic television since the early 1960s, actor and producer Richard Anderson hit his stride in the mid-1970s as the authoritative if sartorially challenged Oscar Goldman, boss to both "The Six Million Dollar Man" (ABC, 1974-78) and "The Bionic Woman" (ABC, 1976-77; NBC, 1977-78). The role was among the high points in a long career that encompassed such varied films as the sci-fi classic "Forbidden Planet" (1956), Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory" (1957) and the Paul Newman classic "The Long Hot Summer" (1958), as well as countless television shows and movies. His bionic-related projects, however, retained a fan base for decades after their departure from the airwaves, ensuring him an enduring popularity among television viewers - particularly for the 1970s-born generation - for years to come.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Breakout (1998) American Businessman
2.
 In the Lake of the Woods (1996) Claude Rasmussen
3.
 Bionic Ever After? (1994) Oscar Goldman
4.
 Glass Shield, The (1994) Massey
5.
 Gettysburg (1993) General George G Meade (Federal)
6.
 The Player (1992) Himself
8.
 Stranger on My Land (1988) Major Walters
9.
 Stepford Children, The (1987) Lawrence Danton
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Milestones close milestones

1944:
Served in US Army during WWII
1946:
Made stage debut carrying a spear in "Volpone" at a Hollywood theatre
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Began acting in Santa Barbara and at the Laguna Playhouse; spotted by MGM executives and signed to a six-year contract
1949:
Feature acting debut, "Twelve O'Clock High"
1950:
First regular series berth on "Mama Rosa"
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Under contract to MGM
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Appeared as a regular in TV series, "Zorro"
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Signed contract with 20th Century-Fox Film Corp.; also played D.A. Glenn Wagner in TV version of "Bus Stop"
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Was regular on "The Lieutenant"
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Joined cast of "Perry Mason" for its last season
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Co-starred on series "Dan August"
1970:
Made TV-movie debut in "Along Came a Spider" (ABC)
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Put under contract by Universal
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Co-starred as Oscar Goldman in TV series, "The Six-Million-Dollar Man"
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Also played role of Oscar Goldman on "The Bionic Woman"
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Appeared on Broadway in play, "The Highest Tree"
1977:
Founded and served as president of Richard Anderson Film Co.
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Cast as the boss on series "Cover Up"
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Became TV spokesperson for Kiplinger Washington Letter; also Invest America
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Appeared as regular on "Dynasty"
1990:
Acted in TV-movie, "Jackie Collins' 'Lucky/Chances'"
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wife:
Katherine Thalberg. Married on October 30, 1961; divorced in August 1973; daughter of Irving Thalberg and Norma Shearer.
wife:
Carol Lee Stuart. Divorced; daughter of bandleader Nick Stuart and actress/agent Sue Carol (nee Lederer); step-daughter of actor Alan Ladd.

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father:
Henry Anderson.
mother:
Olga Anderson.
daughter:
Ashley Anderson.
daughter:
Brooke Dominique Anderson.
daughter:
Deva Justine Anderson.
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