Veteran actor Richard Anderson, who played Oscar Goldman in The Six Million Dollar Man, has passed away at the age of 91.
His publicist has confirmed that he passed away from natural causes at his home in Beverley hills on 31st August, with his family by his side.
The actor starred as the boss of the OSI and mentor to both Steve Austin (Six Million Dollar Man) and Jaime Sommers (Bionic Woman) in virtually every episode of the show, which produced 101 episodes between 1973 and 1978. He also concurrently starred in its spin-off The Bionic Woman.
Before cultivating a long career in TV, which included roles in The A-Team, Hawaii Five-O and Murder, She Wrote, Anderson starred in Stanley Kubrick’s WW1 drama Paths of Glory in 1957 and 1956 sci-fi classic The Forbidden Planet.
Tributes for the actor have poured out online.
RIP to the great Richard Anderson, an indelible part of my 70s childhood. pic.twitter.com/sip7z2iV4q
— Dayton Ward (@daytonward) August 31, 2017
RIP Richard Anderson. When other kids pretended they were Steve Austin, I'd be Oscar Goldman– the bionic boss and first crossover king.
— Love, Greg (@GBerlanti) August 31, 2017
— Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) August 31, 2017
RIP, Oscar Goldman (aka Richard Anderson). Thanks for standing by Steve and Jaime through all of their adventures. pic.twitter.com/2gllzrJLUS
— Just John (@10klakes) September 1, 2017
— HELLO DᎯᖇᏦᏁᏋSS (@ShadownexEdge) September 1, 2017