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Film/TV News: Richard Anderson, Oscar Goldman in ‘The Six Million Dollar Man,’ Dies at 91

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Los Angeles – We can’t rebuild him, but we can honor him. Richard Anderson, best known for portraying Oscar Goldman, the aide de camp of Steve Austin (Lee Majors) in “The Six Million Man,” died on August 31st, 2017 at age 91. The versatile character actor was one of the few remaining performers that came up through the old studio system, in this case the dream factory known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Richard Anderson in Chicago, 2010

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Richard Anderson was born in New Jersey, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He started out in the mailroom at MGM shortly after the end of the war, and became a contract player for the studio after Cary Grant took an interest in his career. His major film debut was “The Magnificent Yankee” (1950), followed by “Scaramouche” (1952) and “Forbidden Planet” (1956). He made 24 films for MGM. His
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Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Bionic Woman’ Actor, Dies at 91

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

Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Bionic Woman’ Actor, Dies at 91
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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Martin E. Brooks, Who Played Dr. Rudy Wells on ‘Six Million Dollar Man,’ Dies at 90

Martin E. Brooks, Who Played Dr. Rudy Wells on ‘Six Million Dollar Man,’ Dies at 90
Martin E. Brooks, an actor, singer, director and writer perhaps most widely known for playing the bionic scientist Dr. Rudy Wells in the television series “The Six Million Dollar Man” and its spinoff “The Bionic Woman,” died Dec. 7 in Los Angeles. He was 90.

Brooks’ Broadway career included roles in Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Ibsen’s “Enemy of the People”; John Steinbeck’s “Burning Bright,” for which he received both the Theatre World Award and the Donaldson Award; Arch Oboler’s “Night of the Auk”; and John Van Druten’s “I Am a Camera,” for which he received a Tony nomination.

The actor also co-starred with Brian Donlevy in the national tour of Saul Levitt’s hit play “The Andersonville Trial.” Charles Durning had a featured role in that production, and as they worked together, he and Brooks forged a friendship that lasted until Durning’s death in 2012.

During his Broadway career,
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Martin E. Brooks, Who Played Dr. Rudy Wells on ‘Six Million Dollar Man,’ Dies at 90

Martin E. Brooks, Who Played Dr. Rudy Wells on ‘Six Million Dollar Man,’ Dies at 90
Martin E. Brooks, an actor, singer, director and writer perhaps most widely known for playing the bionic scientist Dr. Rudy Wells in the television series “The Six Million Dollar Man” and its spinoff “The Bionic Woman,” died Dec. 7 in Los Angeles. He was 90.

Brooks’ Broadway career included roles in Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Ibsen’s “Enemy of the People”; John Steinbeck’s “Burning Bright,” for which he received both the Theatre World Award and the Donaldson Award; Arch Oboler’s “Night of the Auk”; and John Van Druten’s “I Am a Camera,” for which he received a Tony nomination.

The actor also co-starred with Brian Donlevy in the national tour of Saul Levitt’s hit play “The Andersonville Trial.” Charles Durning had a featured role in that production, and as they worked together, he and Brooks forged a friendship that lasted until Durning’s death in 2012.

During his Broadway career,
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Mark Wahlberg Is ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’?

Six million dollars really isn’t a lot of money these days. Certainly not to Mark Wahlberg, who is reportedly in the frame to play technologically-enhanced Steve Austin in Universal’s cinematic reboot of The Six Million Dollar Man. For those too young to remember the simple thrills of 1970s escapist TV, Austin was an astronaut who was rebuilt as a sort of bionic warrior in a tracksuit after much of him was mashed up in a devastating accident. Austin’s powers in the series included an incredibly strong right arm, a robot eye and the ability to run super super quick.

The concept was last seen onscreen in Bionic Woman with Michelle Ryan (Merlin) and Katee Sackhoff (Oculus), itself a new version of a spin off from the original male-dominated show. (It’s also worth mentioning Sandra Bullock’s involvement in 1989 entry Bionic Showdown. ) Ryan’s update drew decidedly
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Only Fools, Seinfeld, Sex and the City: When TV Reunions Go Wrong

TV reunions rarely go smoothly - for every smooth Firefly to Serenity transition, there's a Seinfeld Super Bowl ad, with Jerry and George's attempts to recreate their repartee feeling like a pale imitation of the great '90s sitcom.

Recapturing old magic is a tricky business - some would say it's nigh-on impossible - and these few examples of ill-advised television comebacks would seem to suggest that the critics might be right.

Only Fools and Horses

BBC One's wildly popular sitcom got the perfect ending first time round - the Trotters won a fortune in 1996's 'Time On Our Hands' and finally got the flash lifestyle they'd always dreamed of, but Del Boy (David Jason) just couldn't tame his wheeler dealer spirit and promised to turn their millions into billions…

What a shame that the whole thing was spoilt five years later - robbed of most of their cash, Del
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Horror at the Oscars 3: The Spawning

After the Academy’s attempt at honoring genre during the live show, we saw a real tribute to horror by someone who is truly one of our own. Bob Murawski thanked Sam Raimi for giving him his “first cutting job” in Army of Darkness. His Best Editing award for Hurt Locker was shared by his partner Chris Innis, whom he met on the Raimi produced TV show “American Gothic.”

I gotta say, never since Peter Jackson’s (who was nominated this year for District 9) thank you to the crew of Meet the Feebles has there been such an excellent genre shout out.

On top of working with Raimi for over a decade, Murawski also runs Grindhouse Releasing, which distributes and restores cult and horror films with a focus on extreme Italian cinema. Pieces, The Beyond, Cannibal Holocaust, and I Drink Your Blood are just a few names you’ll find in Grindhouse Releasing's catalogue.
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Sandra Bullock Earns Oscar And Razzie Nominations In Same Week

As a Best Actress and Worst Actress nominee, Bullock continues on a divergent career path.

By Larry Carroll

Sandra Bullock

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For seven long years, she was the girl in that failed movie/ TV show that you vaguely recognized. In 1994, she took the bus ride from hell with Keanu Reeves and became America's new sweetheart. Now, after a decade and a half as the A-list star of various chick-flick hits, Sandra Bullock has begun a new stage of her career: Oscar nominee.

Oddly enough, Bullock's sweet success was made bitter by another distinction: a Razzie nomination for Worst Actress. Being simultaneously nominated as the best and worst at your job is something truly rare. Yet, for Bullock, such a dichotomy seems oddly appropriate.

"I could not begin to tell you about the plot of the movie, because we'd be here for one hour and 35 minutes. I literally can't.
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