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Richard Anderson Biography

Birth Name:
Richard Norman Anderson
Birth Place:
Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

Fast Facts

  • Was inspired to become an actor as a child after seeing a Gary Cooper film, and later used a scene from Cooper's The Cowboy and the Lady for his MGM screen test
  • Served in the U
  • S
  • Army during WWII
  • Studied at the Actors' Laboratory in Los Angeles, which would later become the Actors' Studio in New York
  • Was discovered by an MGM talent scout while performing at the Laguna Playhouse in Santa Barbara, and offered a six-year contract
  • Played Caleb Cornish in a 1959 Broadway production of The Highest Tree


  • Robert Anderson -- Brother
  • Ashley Anderson -- Daughter
  • Brooke Dominique Anderson -- Daughter
  • Deva Justine Anderson -- Daughter
  • Katherine Thalberg -- Ex-wife
  • Harry Anderson -- Father
  • Olga Anderson -- Mother