Rest in Peace: Richard Anderson

He may have been best known as Oscar Goldman in the TV shows “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman,” but Emmy nominee Richard Anderson also graced the horror genre a few times, and it’s with a heavy heart that we report he passed away today, August 31st, at the age of 91, according to Deadline.

The site provided the following quotes from his co-stars in each series, Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner, respectively.

“I met Richard in 1967 when he first guest starred on ‘The Big Valley’ — we worked together on five episodes,” Majors said. “In 1974 he joined me as my boss, Oscar Goldman, in ‘The Six Million Dollar Man.’ 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. He loved his daughters, tennis, and his work as an actor. He was still the sweet, charming man when I spoke to him a few weeks ago. I will miss you, my friend.”

Wagner said, “I can’t begin to say how much I have always admired and have been grateful for the elegance and loving friendship I was blessed to have with Richard Anderson. He will be greatly missed.”

Along with the aforementioned 1970’s hits, Anderson appeared in TV movie The Night Strangler (1973) as well as the anthologies “Matinee Theatre,” “Thriller,” and “Darkroom.” He also starred in 1958’s Curse of the Faceless Man.

He was born in New Jersey on August 8, 1926, and is survived by three daughters, Ashley, Brooke, and Deva.

We here at Dread Central send our condolences to Richard’s friends and family members. Godspeed, and thanks for the memories!

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