Published: Fri, September 01, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

'Six Million Dollar Man' actor Richard Anderson dies aged 91

'Six Million Dollar Man' actor Richard Anderson dies aged 91

After the Six Million Dollar Man franchise completed, Richard Anderson went on to appear in a lot of 70s and 80s TV shows and movies, including numerous most popular shows of the time, like Dallas. His first wife was Carol Lee Ladd, the step-daughter of actor Alan Ladd.

Richard's Six Million Dollar Man co-star Lee Majors said described him as a "loyal friend" and said he had spoken with Richard just a few weeks ago.

Major released a statement following Anderson's passing and said that he will miss his friend.

The Bionic Woman's Lindsay Wagner also paid tribute to her former colleague. Better than he was before.

As a character actor, Anderson played everything from cowboys and outlaws to cops, doctors and government officials - the latter is where Goldman fit in, assigning and hand-holding his bionic spies via the OSI (Office of Scientific Information).

Years later, Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) had an action figure of Oscar Goldman in The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

The most well known franchise that Anderson starred in was the Six Million Dollar Man. He then appeared on a loan-out to United Artists for Paths of Glory, playing Major Saint-Auban, the heartless prosecuting attorney who wants three soldiers court-martialed for cowardice, in the acclaimed World War I drama.

"They didn't even ask me to read or audition". That franchise included a show that lasted for four years, plus a follow-on show, The Bionic Woman.

'When I went into television, that's where the audience was, ' Richard said. That's much less than a current actor with hit shows like Anderson's would make.

Following his ascent to fame in The Six Million Dollar Man, Anderson made many guest appearances in high-profile shows across the seventies, including Hawaii Five-O, Ironside, Columbo and The Love Boat.

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