Richard Anderson, an iconic actor best known for “Six Million Dollar Man” and “Bionic Woman” star, is reportedly dead at 91. Richard Anderson’s cause of death is said to be natural.
He was a natural actor who looked himself when in front of the camera. This natural affinity to acting brought him great offers in late sixties and seventies.
The actor was married twice, first to Carol Lee Ladd in the year 1955 and then to Katharine Thalberg in the year 1961. Both the marriages ended in divorce, first in merely a year after marriage and the second lasted to eleven year.
The actor made his acting debut on big screen in early fifties. His first known acting assignment on big screen was in 1954 released film The Student Prince in which he acted as Lucas. In the year 1956 he appeared in very well received movie Forbidden Planet and acted as Chief Engineer Quinn. Next year he appeared in another well-meaning movie Paths of Glory. The film was directed by Stanley Kubrick and Anderson played the role of prosecuting attorney.
While he appeared in several movies in sixties, he splashed on the silver screen in big way in this period. He appeared in 23 episodes of Perry Mason during the series’ final season as Police Lieutenant Steve Drumm, replacing the character of Lt. Tragg, played by Ray Collins. Initially he made guest appearances two episodes before he became a regular face on the series.
Other worthwhile works in which the actor appeared included The Untouchables, Stagecoach West, The Rifleman, Daniel Boone, Thriller, The Eleventh Hour, Redigo, Combat!, Twelve O’Clock High, I Spy, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Fugitive in the series’ 1967 finale he played the brother-in-law to the protagonist Dr. Richard Kimble), Bonanza, The Green Hornet, The Invaders, and The Big Valley.