Photo of Richard Anderson as Oscar Goldman. Anderson played this character on two television programs: The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. Photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Anderson
Photo of Richard Anderson as Oscar Goldman. Anderson played this character on two television programs: The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. Photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Anderson

Richard Anderson, actor in

movie & TV September 01, 2017 09:22

By Agence France-Presse

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LOS ANGELES - Richard Anderson, the actor best known for playing Oscar Goldman in the TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man" and its spin-off "The Bionic Woman," died on Thursday aged 91.



Anderson, who was born in New Jersey, passed away at his home in Beverly Hills, according to his spokesman Jonathan Taylor. His character Oscar Goldman ran a secret government spy agency in both shows, which ran simultaneously in the 1970s.

"The Six Million Dollar Man" starred Lee Majors as Steve Austin, an astronaut seriously injured in a crash. During each opening sequence, Goldman would intone: "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man."

With his fatherly demeanor, Anderson also took a number of small roles in several major series from the 1960s to the 1980s including "Perry Mason," "Murder, She Wrote," "Dynasty," "The Love Boat," and "The Fugitive."