Saturday, February 03, 2007

Saluting Lee Bergere

Thanks to the UltimateDynasty site for the info on this one ... The Associated Press and other news agencies have reported the death of actor Lee Bergere, our own Joseph Aynders of "Dynasty," at the age of 88. Bergere died Wednesday at the Colonial Poplin Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Fremont, according to his daughter.

After his time on "Dynasty," Bergere played Justin Nash on CBS's "Falcon Crest." But his acting career spanned all the way back to the 1950s, with roles on such classics as "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Bonanza," "The Munsters," "My Favorite Martian," "Get Smart" and "Death Valley Days." His memorable turn as the eloquent statesman Abraham Lincoln on a classic "Star Trek" episode brought him notoriety in the sci-fi world.

Daughter Mimi Bergere said her father was one of the those kind of popular actors for whom "everybody knew his face, but nobody really knew his name."

We, of course, know him for his cultivated, calm, sometimes calculating, always well-spoken demeanor as the faithful butler in the Carrington household. BRBTV salues Lee Bergere and his acting legacy.

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