But his biggest role came as Oscar Goldman, the chief of the Office of Scientific Intelligence in the 1974-1978 series “Six Million Dollar Man,” a role he reprised in the “Bionic Woman” spin-off starring Lindsay Wagner.
In his 1991 book, “Evenings with Cary Grant,” Anderson said the legendary actor invited him out to lunch in 1949, which resulted in a six-year contract with MGM.
Anderson more recent roles included “Dynasty,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “Charlie’s Angels,” and he played President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1987 miniseries “Hoover vs. The Kennedys.”
“I met Richard in 1967 when he first guest starred on The Big Valley — we worked together on five episodes,” “Six Million Dollar Man” co-star Lee Majors said in a statement to Deadline. “In 1974, he joined me as my boss, Oscar Goldman, in The Six Million Dollar Man. Richard became a dear and loyal friend, and I have never met a man like him. I called him ‘Old Money.’ 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.”
Lindsay Wagner, who starred with Anderson in “The Bionic Woman,” also spoke out about his death.
“I can’t 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,” she told Deadline. He will be greatly missed.”
Anderson was married and divorced twice, first to Carol Lee Ladd from 1955-1956 and then to Katherine Thalberg from 1961 to 1973.
He’s survived by his three daughters from his second marriage, Ashley, Brooke and Deva.
RIP Richard Anderson. When other kids pretended they were Steve Austin, I’d be Oscar Goldman– the bionic boss and first crossover king.
A major donor to Mayor de Blasio donor once discussed someone putting a “bullet” in the head of a Harlem restaurateur who owed him money, new court papers charge.
Jona Rechnitz, who secretly copped to giving political campaign donations in exchange for official actions, made the stunning statement in an intercepted phone call with Jeremy Reichberg, another major de Blasio donor, according to a new Manhattan Federal Court filing.
Reichberg also faces federal charges for allegedly heaping perks on NYPD cops in exchange for favors like police escorts.
Rechnitz and Reichberg’s alleged Jan. 26, 2015 conversation came to light late Wednesday in a sentencing memo for Hamlet Peralta, the onetime Hudson River Cafe owner who in May admitted to running a Ponzi scheme.
Peralta is asking a judge for leniency, maintaining Rechnitz — who has been accused of recruiting investors — aggressively pressured Peralta to pay him $ 3 million after Rechnitz made these investors whole.
As part of Rechnitz’ alleged intimidation campaign, he took out a whopping $ 3 million life insurance policy on Peralta in late 2014 — shortly before the “bullet” exchange.
“…Mr. Rechnitz references someone putting ‘a bullet in (Peralta’s) head,'” Peralta’s lawyer, Cesar de Castro, writes of the intercepted convo.
“The problem is if he goes to jail, it doesn’t help us. Unless other customers put a bullet in his head,” Rechnitz said, according to a transcript of the talk included in de Castro’s filing.
And while Rechnitz’s layer once told Peralta that he “asked me to please tell you he doesn’t have a gun to your head,” the feds investigating them “believed, based on their training and experience, that the manner in which this statement was delivered was intended as a threat,” de Castro wrote.
Neither Rechnitz nor Reichberg’s lawyers could immediately be reached.
De Castro’s filing also contained additional details about Rechnitz’s ties to the NYPD.
Rechnitz, who has been accused of bribing cops alongside Reichberg, “was permitted to have lights and sirens installed in his own personal Range Rover,” de Castro wrote.
Bruno Maçães, the former Europe Minister of Portugal, pointed out that while Brussels was willing to agree free trade deals with Canada and the US, it has failed to keep the same attitude with the UK.
Instead, Britain has faced a frosty Michel Barnier who has all-out refused to make any similar trade deal with his counterpart David Davis at this stage of exit negotiations.
Mr Maçães suggested the contradiction makes it seems as if there is one rule for Britain after Brexit and another for the rest of the world fuelling specualtion Brussels is determined to punish the UK.
He said: “There’s a contradiction in EU position that UK has not detected or used.
“For years it has stated that advantages of single market can be enjoyed outside – as part of Global Europe.
“Neighbourhood countries for example are meant to eventually enjoy all benefits besides institutions.
“And in negotiations with US for TTIP the goal was frictionless trade, just the goal which is now announced as impossible for UK.
“For example: difficult to understand EU would rule out mutual recognition as a matter of principle. It’s on the table in its trade deals.
“Mutual recognition is part of CETA and yet Barnier just ruled it out of future UK-EU relationship.”
He later tweeted: “So the EU has been quite unreasonable. Where I disagree with Brexiteers: it kind of has the right to be unreasonable.”
Britain’s exit negotiations with the EU this week failed to make the kind of progress needed to open talks on their future relationship in October, Mr Barnier said.
He told reporters after talks in Brussels the two sides managed to agree on some technical clarifications and recognised that discussions on the Ireland border had been “fruitful”, but no decisive progress had been made on the main subjects.
And he said: ”We are quite far from being able to say that sufficient progress has taken place, sufficient for me to be able to recommend to the European Council that it engage in discussions on the future relationship between the UK and EU.”
Mr Barnier scolded London for demanding “the impossible” in position papers released last week, including having a say on the EU’s single-market rules even after it’s outside the union.
Chuck DFlav is Flat Wrong to Sue Me, ButHe’s Still Down with P.E.
8/31/2017 4:35 PM PDT
Chuck D and Flavor Flav WILL be on stage together for Public Enemy‘s next live show, even though Flav is accusing Chuck of ripping him off … TMZ has learned.
Chuck D responded to Flav’s lawsuit, telling us … “Flav HAS HIS rights, but took a wrong road on this.” The rap legend says his P.E. bandmate is just pissed about a third party merchandiser and the way the record biz now works.
TMZ broke the story … Flavor Flav sued Chuck and several P.E. producers, claiming they’ve cut him off from royalties, merchandising dough and performance fees.
Still, Chuck made it clear … “We will be [together] on a future stage.” He also thinks Flav “will again be embarrassed admitting on stage about the way it spun out. It’s always this way with him.”
He added he’s ready and willing to address Flav’s concerns in the future, but right now he just hopes his partner “will be woke in rehearsal studio and paying attention to the work we and all the members do worldwide.”
Translation: Chuck’s all good, but it’s up to Flav to show up for the gigs.
They won’t do that. The settlement came without an admission of guilt from the city.
“We couldn’t determine conclusively how this unusual incident occurred, and continuing to litigate would not have been in the city’s best interest,” said a city Law Department spokesman.
The inmates, in their lawsuit, charged the malevolent meal left more than a bad taste in their mouths. In addition to their ailments, the prisoners accused the Department of Correction of blocking any medical treatment for the sick inmates.
Their requests for blood and urine samples that would presumably show traces of the poison were rejected by correction staff, the lawsuit charged.
At the time of the meatloaf mystery, the housing area in the Kross Center was under a three-day lockdown instituted for inmate assaults on staffers — including alleged sexual contact with a female correction officer.
Inmate Troy Siddons, in a deposition accompanying the lawsuit, recounted the day of their fateful if not particularly mouth-watering lunch.
“I received a meal consisting of … juice, vegetables/cabbage and meatloaf,” said Siddons. “After consuming the foregoing meal, I began to feel sick.
A disgraced ex-pol convicted of domestic violence and political corruption is getting big bucks from taxpayers to fund his comeback bid.
Queens City Council hopeful Hiram Monserrate was awarded $ 87,218 in public matching funds, by far the largest payment among $ 266,020 given out to 24 candidates Thursday by the Campaign Finance Board.
Monserrate, a former Councilman and state Senator, was booted from the Senate after he allegedly slashed his girlfriend’s face with glass, and was convicted of misdemeanor assault for dragging her through an apartment building hallway. In a separate incident, he pled guilty to stealing taxpayer cash and was sentenced to two years in jail.
He’s running against Assemblyman Francisco Moya for the Corona and Elmhurst seat now held by Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, who isn’t running for re-election.
Moya got $ 95,095 in matching funds earlier this month.
Under the city’s campaign finance system, if a candidate raises enough money to qualify they can get matching funds at a rate of $ 6 to $ 1 for the first $ 175 contributed by city residents. So far this year CFB has approved $ 8.4 million in payments to 74 candidates.
THE moment North Koreans were told of Pyongyang’s missile launch over Japan has been revealed – and Kim Jong-un‘s people found out 24 hours after the rest of the world.
Veteran newsread, and a favourite of Kim’s, Ri Chun Hee, said to be Kim Jong-un’s favourite broadcaster, told the North Korean people of a “successful” missile launch.
The reporter, who works for state-owned medias, who has developed something of a cult status amongst fans for her eccentric delivery and bright pink dresses.
Wearing her trademark chima jeogori – the country’s national outfit – she beamed as she triumphantly told viewers the news.
The rocket was launched on Monday night and flew over north Japan before crashing into the sea, making it the hermit state’s longest launch yet.
Ms Hee told how Kim “guided an intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket-launching drill of the (Korean People’s Army) Strategic Force on the spot,” according to CNN who interviewed a student Kim Su Jong, 14, who watched the news report.
She said: “As long as as we have our very capable Korean People’s Army and the leadership of Marshall Kim Jong Un, we don’t have any enemy we cannot conquer.”
Kim oversaw the launch of North Korea’s latest long-range ballistic missile test which flew 1,700 miles over Japan.
The dictator was pictured laughing with top officials as the Hwasong-12 was unleashed and later warned the launch was a mere ‘curtain raiser”.
The official Korean Central News Agency cited Kim as saying that ‘more ballistic rocket launching drills with the Pacific as a target in the future’ were necessary.
State media boasted the test was timed to mark the 107th anniversary of the “disgraceful” Japan-Korea treaty of 1910, under which Tokyo colonised the Korean peninsula.
It was part of “a bold plan to make the cruel Japanese islanders insensible on bloody August 29”, the KCNA agency said, adding the test was a “meaningful prelude to containing Guam”, the US Pacific base.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the launch of the missile was “outrageous”.
He said: “This is an unprecedented serious and grave threat.
“We absolutely do not tolerate the nuclear and missile development by North Korea.”
In London, the Foreign Office summoned North Korea’s ambassador Choe Il for a meeting with Asia Minister Mark Field to underscore the UK’s position on the missile programme.
US President Donald Trump has said “all options” are on the table, reviving his implied threat of pre-emptive US military action just days after congratulating himself that Kim appeared to be “starting to respect us”.
Aaron Judge didn’t have much to say about his latest drop in the Yankees’ lineup.
In other words, Judge mostly took the fifth when asked about batting sixth in Thursday’s series opener against the Red Sox.
“I’m just a player. It doesn’t matter where they put me,” the slumping rookie said in a brief group interview before the game. “I’m excited to be in the lineup.”
Judge, who began the day hitting .180 since the All-Star break with just seven home runs and 16 RBI, was slotted behind Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks, Gary Sanchez Didi Gregorius and Starlin Castro in the order — his lowest lineup placement since he also hit sixth on May 12 against Houston.
“Just as you move hitters around as they earn their spot up in the lineup, sometimes you try different things when a guy’s struggling,” Joe Girardi said. “I’ve tried moving him to two, and I’ve had him fourth and fifth, so I just moved him to sixth.
“Didi’s been swinging pretty well and Castro’s been swinging pretty well. But again, (Judge) is really important for us.”
Girardi, of course, finally took the skidding outfielder out of the lineup earlier this week, benching him Monday against Cleveland and in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader following a rainout the previous day.
With their chances of catching the Red Sox fading after getting swept by the Indians — and with the wild-card race tightening behind them — the Yanks desperately are trying to jumpstart Judge, who posted MVP-caliber numbers with 30 homers before the All-Star break.
Judge opened the season in the bottom half of the lineup, and when he’s batted fifth or lower, he hit .331 (56-for-169) with 17 homers and 37 RBI.
Still, Girardi believes it’s unfair to single out Judge as the key to the team’s playoff hopes over the final month of the regular season.
“Yeah, I think it really is, because there’s eight other guys in the lineup every day,” Girardi said. “So it’s a lot of weight that you’re putting on one kid, which is not fair. The reality is that you have to handle it, and we will continue to encourage him.”
Judge began the final series of the season with the first-place Red Sox with just three hits in his past 40 at-bats against them, with no homers or RBIs. He was on the field more than four hours before Thursday’s game, hitting off a tee and in soft-toss drills with hitting coach Alan Cockrell. Judge mostly was driving balls to the opposite field, but insisted they weren’t focusing on anything specifically.
“Just working on my swing,” he said. “Just getting on the field. I like doing my tee work and my toss on the field whenever I can. And they decided to do (batting practice), too, so I decided to hop in. Everything felt good and I felt great, so I’m excited for this game.”
Judge added that his sore left shoulder “feels good” and that “getting a couple of days” off earlier this week “really helped it out.” He struck out as a pinch-hitter in the opener of Wednesday’s doubleheader and 1-for-3 with a walk in the nightcap.
“I’ve been going every day since April 2 or whatever,” Judge said, “so getting a couple of days off I think helped it for the long haul.”