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Character actor, Richard Anderson, was born Richard Norman Anderson on Aug 8, 1926 in Long Branch, NJ. Anderson appeared in over 180 film and TV roles. His best known films include Scaramouche (as Philippe de Valmorin), Dream Wife (as Henry Malvine), Forbidden Planet (as Chief Quinn) and The Long Hot Summer (as Alan Stewart). As of December 2017, Richard Anderson was 91 years old.


Lean-faced and brainy-looking, Richard Anderson found a niche as senior officers and wise counsellors in successful TV series (most notably The Six Million Dollar Man) after his days as an MGM contract player were over.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



However he won one Honorary Award in 1981 -- Ben Burtt, Richard L. Anderson .

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1926 – 2017

By Marisa on Oct 4, 2017 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Better late than never, folks. , Timothy’s co-star in Paths of Glory (1957) (two years later they both appeared in The Gunfight at Dodge City, though not together), passed away on August 31 (my birthday!) of this year at the age of 91. He was of course best known for his role a... Read full article

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Richard Anderson Quotes:

Chief Engineer Quinn: I'll bet any quantum mechanic in the service would give the rest of his life to fool around with this gadget.

Philippe de Valmorin: [about a revolutionary pamphlet] Well, what do you think of it?
Andre Moreau: Well, the grammar is appalling. On the first page you've doubled two negatives, split an infinitive and missed out three commas.
Philippe de Valmorin: Negatives, infinitives, commas... he prattles punctuation while France is in agony!

Max Steiner: It just irritates me to see anyone as brilliant as you make a jackass out of himself over someone like Artie Straus.

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Richard Anderson Facts
His first wife was the daughter of Alan Ladd.

His second wife was the daughter of Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg.

He has three daughters, Ashley (b. circa 1962), Brooke (b. circa 1964), and Deva (b. circa 1966).

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