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Actor Richard Anderson Dies at 91

Character Actor Remembered for His Role as Oscar Goldman on 'The Six Million Dollar Man' and 'The Bionic Woman'

Richard Anderson, who played Oscar Goldman on both “The Six Million Dollar Man” and spin-off “The Bionic Woman,” died yesterday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 91.

Born in Long Branch, New Jersey on August 8, 1926, Anderson made the guest rounds on dozens of television series including “The Rifleman,” “Daniel Boone,” “The Untouchables,” “I Spy,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E,” “The Fugitive” and “Bonanza,” as well as 26 episodes of “Perry Mason” from 1964 to 1944. His first regularly scheduled TV series was “Bus Stop,” based on the play and the film of the same name, which aired from 1961 to 1962. And he had a featured role on Burt Reynolds detective drama “Dan August” from 1970 to 1971.

Anderson’s film roles included “The Student Prince” (1954), “Forbidden Planet” (1956), “Paths of Glory” (1957), “The Long, Hot Summer” (1958) and “Seven Days in May” (1964), and his last regular role on a TV show was 1984-85 drama “Cover Up.” He also had a recurring role on “Dynasty” in the 1986-87 season. More recently, he was the narrator for animated “Kung Fu: The Legend Continues” from 1993 to 1997.

Survivors include his daughters Ashley, Brooke and Deva, a music supervisor for film and TV at Playtone in Los Angeles.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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