Richard Anderson, the actor who played Oscar Goldman in both hit 1970s series\u00a0The Six Million Dollar Man\u00a0and\u00a0The Bionic Woman, died August 31. He was 91. Anderson\u2019s credits spanned more than 180 film and TV roles over six decades after starting his Hollywood career as a messenger at MGM. But he will be best remembered for playing Goldman, the handler of the bionic duo played by Lee Majors\u2019 Steve Austin and Lyndsay Wagner\u2019s Jaime Summers. Combined, the series (Bionic Woman\u00a0was a spinoff) ran for 150 episodes and spawned several TV movies \u2014 two of which Anderson produced. During a two-season span, he co-starred on both series at the same time, a rarity. The Wrap \u201cI met Richard in 1967 when he first guest starred on\u00a0The Big Valley\u00a0\u2014 we worked together on five episodes,\u201d Majors said. \u201cIn 1974, he joined me as my boss, Oscar Goldman, in\u00a0The Six Million Dollar Man. Richard became a dear and loyal friend, and I have never met a man like him. I called him \u2018Old Money.\u2019 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.\u201d https:\/\/twitter.com\/GBerlanti\/status\/903394835150774276 Said Wagner: \u201cI can\u2019t 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.\u201d Deadline Pinterest As a character actor, Anderson played everything from cowboys and outlaws to cops, doctors, and government officials \u2014 the latter is where Goldman fit in, assigning and hand-holding his bionic spies via the OSI (Office of Scientific Information). He treated them more like family than employees, and memorable mastered the art of the eyeglasses-take-off when discussing serious topics. https:\/\/twitter.com\/Karaszewski\/status\/903399148828876800 Anderson\u2019s film credits include the sci-fi classic\u00a0Forbidden Planet, Stanley Kubrick\u2019s\u00a0Paths Of Glory, Martin Ritt\u2019s\u00a0The Long Hot Summer, John Sturges\u2019\u00a0Escape From Fort Bravo\u00a0and John Frankenheimer\u2019s\u00a0Seven Days In May. On the TV side he had roles in\u00a0Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O, Dynasty, Dan August, Perry Mason, The Fugitive, Charlie\u2019s Angels, The A-Team, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Bonanza, Ironside, Daniel Boone\u00a0and\u00a0Murder, She Wrote. Chicago Sun-Times Born in Long Branch, NJ on August 8, 1926, Anderson was raised in New York City until moving to California at age 10. After serving in the Army during World War II he enrolled in the Actors Laboratory in Los Angeles, which later became the Actors Studio in New York. Pinterest He was married to Carol Lee Ladd from 1955-1956, then was married to Irving Thalberg and Norma Shearer\u2019s daughter Katherine Thalberg from 1961-1973. He is survived by his and Katherine\u2019s three daughters Ashley Anderson, a real estate agent in Montecito; one time UN ambassador Brooke Anderson; and Deva Anderson, a music supervisor at Playtone. Our Town Amped \u201cOur dad was always there for us and showed us by loving example how to live a full and rich life with gratitude, grace, humor, and fun,\u201d said Ashley Anderson. https:\/\/youtu.be\/j8KxC29okGQ Memorial services will be private. (Source: Deadline) Please SHARE this story with your Facebook friends and family!