Remembering Richard Anderson and his iconic role in 'The Six Million Dollar Man,' Oscar Goldman
After the death of TV star Richard Anderson, people who worked with him shared his thoughts on him. We reminisce about his best roles and what he was like as a colleague and friend.
Richard Anderson died on August 31, 2017, at 91 years of age. The star of TV shows such as "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "The Bionic Woman" passed away to natural causes.
On the previously mentioned projects, Anderson played the role of Oscar Goldman, the boss of a U.S. astronaut who was injured so severely in a crash that the government decided to rebuild his body with artificial limbs.
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“The Six Million Dollar Man” started as a TV movie in 1973, but when the producers noticed that it was a hit, they decided to make a weekly TV series. Actor Lee Majors took the role of the cyborg, whose name was Steve Austin.
Three years later, in 1976, the show producers created the spin-off called "The Bionic Woman.”
During his heyday, Anderson portrayed Oscar Goldman in both series. From time to time, people could even see him in both shows in the same week.
In an interview Majors had with Fox after Anderson’s passing, he said:
"Richard became a dear and loyal friend, and I have never met a man like him. I called him 'Old Money.' His always stylish attire, his class, calmness and knowledge never faltered in his 91 years."
Majors said that Anderson had talked to his friends a couple of weeks before his passing and that he was still the same charming man he had always been.
Majors also pointed out that Anderson's loved his daughters, playing tennis, and working as an actor.
Lindsey Wagner, the star of "The Bionic Woman," also spoke kindly about Anderson. She said that she admired the actor a lot due to his commitment to work and remembered the friendship they shared.
Undoubtedly, Anderson was a significant loss in the world of acting. He is survived by his three daughters, Ashley, Brooke, and Deva.