Anderson, Richard

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Born: Mar 08, 1926 AD
Currently alive, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors


1926 – He was born Richard Norman Anderson on the 8th day of March this year in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA.

 

1949 – He appeared in high school plays, served a hitch in the Army and, upon his discharge, began doing summer stock, radio work, a movie bit part (a wounded soldier in Twelve O'Clock High.

 

1950 - He did comedy a scene on a "screen test"-like TV series called "Lights, Camera, Action!" and impressed the right people at MGM, who offered him a contract.

 

1955 – He married Carol Lee Ladd this year, the marriage last only for a year.

 

1957 - After leaving MGM he continued to dabble in movies while at the same time becoming a huge presence on TV. He was a regular (Police Lt. Drum) during the last season of TV's "Perry Mason".

 

1961 – He married Katharine Thalberg, they were blessed with three daughters and divorced in 1973.

 

1963 – In the high-rated last episode of "The Fugitive", he plays Richard Kimble's (David Janssen) brother-in-law, and is briefly suspected of being the real killer of Kimble's wife.

 

1974 – He became a regular on "The Six Million Dollar Man", Anderson has more recently produced the TV-movie reprises of that series.

 

1976 – From this year to 1978, he played Oscar Goldman on both "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "The Bionic Woman" (1976).

 

2005 – He appeared as a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina along with Ty Hardin, Henry Darrow, Donna Douglas, Elena Verdugo, Jo Morrow, Ed Nelson and Lorna Gray.

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