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Robert Lansing ACTOR


Robert Lansing was born on June 5th, 1928 in San Diego, California with the birth name Robert Howell Brown.  He began working as a stage actor in New York City and was soon offered a job to join a stock company in Michigan, however first he had to join the Actors Equity Association.  Since there was already another Robert Brown in the organization, he changed his last name to Lansing, which is the state capital of Michigan and hence his stage name from there on out, Robert Lansing.
He first appeared on Broadway in 1951 in the play, "Stalag 17" and he then began to get involved as a film actor as well.  Throughout his career, he would alter between the two to keep his interest in acting and always challenging himself.  One of his most memorable film performances was in 1959 in the film, "4-D Man" for which he delivered a great performance.   

As he progressed into the 60's his stage and film career were already successful, that Lansing decided to see what it was like to work as a television actor.  His first television series was playing a detective in, "8th Precinct" (1961) followed by working on NBC's, "The Outlaws".  He remained quite busy with television work making appearances on such shows as, "The Eleventh Hour" (1963), "The Mod Squad" (1965), "I Spy" (1965) and "Star Trek" (1968).
Some of his most notable film roles were in, "A Gathering of Eagles" (1963), "An Eye For an Eye" (1966), and "The Grissom Gang" (1971).
He continued to work in all three realms of acting and made his final return to television in, "King Fu: The Legend Continues" (1992-1994).  Sadly, three weeks before the final episode aired, Lansing passed away at the age of sixty six on  October 23rd, 1994 from cancer.  He is interred at Union Field Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens.
Robert Lansing only had one son, Robert Frederick Orin Lansing from when he married fellow actress Emily McLaughlin who had been a regular series actress on General Hospital.  After the couple divorced he married for a second time to Gari Hardy, however the couple did not remain together for very long, they did however have a daughter, Alice Lucille Lansing.  Robert then married for a third and final time to Anne Pivar and they remained together until he passed away.


1993-1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 
1991-1992 Murder, She Wrote 
1991 Law & Order
1991 Against the Law
1989 Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman 
1985-1989 The Equalizer 
1989 Memories of Manon 
1988 Monsters 
1988 After School 
1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1988 The Nest 
1986 Hotel 
1983-1985 Simon & Simon
1983-1984 Automan
1980 S+H+E: Security Hazards Expert
1980 Island Claws 
1978 Acapulco Gold 
1977 Empire of the Ants 
1977 The Deadly Triangle
1977 False Face 
1976 Bittersweet Love 
1976 Widow 
1975 The Rookies
1975 Crime Club 
1973 The Evil Touch
1961-1972 Bonanza
1972 Wild in the Sky 
1965-1972 Insight
1972 The Astronaut 
1972 Killer by Night 
1972 Thirty Dangerous Seconds 
1971 The Doris Day Show
1971 The Grissom Gang
1971 Marcus Welby, M.D.
1970-1971 Mannix
1971 The Interns
1970 The Flying Nun
1969 Medical Center
1965-1969 Gunsmoke
1969 It Takes All Kinds 
1969 The Name of the Game
1968 Journey to the Unknown
1968 Mod Squad
1968 Star Trek
1968 Ironside 
1968 imarron Strip
1963-1967 The Virginian
1967 The High Chaparral
1967 The Monroes 
1966-1967 The Man Who Never Was
1966 Namu, the Killer Whale 
1966 An Eye for an Eye 
1966 Branded 
1966 The Loner
1965 Daniel Boone
1965 Slattery's People
1964-1965 12 O'Clock High
1964 Wagon Train
1964 Twilight Zone
1964 Calhoun: County Agent 
1963 Temple Houston
1963 Under the Yum Yum Tree 
1963 The Eleventh Hour
1963 A Gathering of Eagles 
1962-1963 Sam Benedict
1959-1963 The United States Steel Hour 
1963 Saints and Sinners
1962 The DuPont Show of the Week
1962 The Donna Reed Show
1961-1962 7th Precinct 
1961 The Tall Man
1961 Checkmate 
1961 G.E. True Theater 
1961 Outlaws
1960 Thriller
1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond
1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries 
1960 The Pusher
1958 Young Dr. Malone 
1959 4D Man 
1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre 
1956-1958 Kraft Theatre
1957 The Big Story
1956 Camera Three   

Matinee Classics - 4D Man starring Robert Lansing and Lee Meriwether
Matinee Classics - The Equalizer starring Edward Woodward, Robert Lansing and Keith Szarabajka

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