Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Bionic Woman’ Actor, Dies at 91

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Richard Anderson, who simultaneously played Oscar Goldman, leader of secret government agent the Osi, on both “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman” after a long career as a supporting actor in film and TV, died on Thursday in his Beverly Hills home. He was 91.

Anderson famously intoned the words heard in voiceover in 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.”

Anderson was one of a handful of actors who’ve played the same character simultaneously on more than one series on an ongoing basis; some actors in the “Law & Order” franchise made occasional or special appearances on another “Law  & Order” series, but were not seen regularly on more than one series.

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The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)
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The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping (1973)
The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1987)
Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1989)
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Compulsion (1959)
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Frankenheimer (1971)
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Bus Stop (1961)
Perry Mason (1957)
The Fugitive (1963)
Dan August (1970)
Pearl (1978)
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Fantasy Island (1977)
Dynasty (1981)
Gettysburg (1993)
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Long Branch (2011)
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The Magnificent Yankee (1950)
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Scaramouche (1952)
Fearless Fagan (1952)
Dream Wife (1953)
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