Richard Anderson dead: The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman actor dies aged 91

Anderson also starred in numerous films during the 50s

Jack Shepherd
Friday 01 September 2017 10:32
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Richard Anderson (right) in The Six Million Dollar Man alongside Lee Majors (left) in 1973
Richard Anderson (right) in The Six Million Dollar Man alongside Lee Majors (left) in 1973

Richard Anderson — best known for playing Oscar Goldman in the TV series The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman — has died aged 91.

The actor’s publicist Jonathan Taylor confirmed Anderson passed away from natural causes while beside his family in Beverly Hills.

Anderson was one of few actors to play the same character on shows simultaneously airing shows, 1976’s The Bionic Woman airing at the same time as 1974’s The Six Million Dollar Man.

The actor famously narrated the opening credits of The Six Million Dollar Man: “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better … stronger … faster.”

Other notable roles include 1954's The Student Prince, 1956’s The Forbidden Planet, and Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 World War I drama Paths of Glory.

During the 60s, Anderson moved to television, starring in Twelve O'Clock High, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and appearing as a guest star in Mission: Impossible.

After the Six Million Dollar Man wrapped in the late 70s, Anderson continued to work, featuring in Charlie's Angels, The A-Team, and Murder She Wrote.

The actor is survived by three daughters, Ashley, Brooke and Deva.

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