Actor. Born in Clayton, Illinois, he was a brilliant character performer best remembered for his role as a snooping used-car salesman in Alfred Hitchcock's film, "Psycho"(1960). He began his acting career on the Mississippi River showboat Goldenrod and made his debut in the Broadway show "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" in the 1940s. His other film credits included " Ride the High Country" (1962), "Five Card Stud" (1968), "Cotton Comes to Harlem" (1970), "Smokey and the Bandit II" (1980), "Zoot Suit" (1981) and "Eight Men Out" (1988). A veteran of 500 TV appearances his credits included "The Twilight Zone", "Gunsmoke", Wanted Dead or Alive", "The Rifleman", "Murder She Wrote" and "MacGyver". He died of a heart attack at age 69 in Sherman Oaks, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
Burial: Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Apr 29, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6378236
Mr. Anderson served in the coast guard during WW all and earned a masters in drama at the university of Iowa.My favorite role of his was as Gabriel in the twilight zone episode "a passage for trumpet" with Jack Klugman. An outstanding character actor. -
Steve Damir Added: Jan. 20, 2016