04-10 Happy birthday to the late Lee Bergere, Born: April 10, 1918 and passed away on January 31, 2007.
Lee Bergere played the Excalbians’ recreation of Abraham Lincoln in the Star Trek episode “The Savage Curtain”. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Joseph Arlington Aynders on the television series Dynasty, from 1981 through 1983.
Bergere also co-starred with James Cromwell on the short-lived 1975 sitcom Hot L Baltimore and also had a recurring role as Justin Nash during the eighth season of Falcon Crest. Other TV series he has appeared on include Perry Mason, The Addams Family (with Ted Cassidy), My Favorite Martian (with Ray Walston and Michael Barrier), and Mission: Impossible. He also appeared alongside Kathie Browne in an episode of The Wild Wild West called “The Night of The Colonel’s Ghost”.
In addition, Bergere had roles in two epic mini-series featuring TNG actor Jonathan Frakes. The first was 1985’s North and South. The following year, Bergere and Frakes appeared in Dream West.
On stage, Bergere appeared in several notable productions, including a revival of Man of La Mancha starring Richard Kiley. He also had a supporting role in the 1969 film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, in which Celeste Yarnall also had appeared. Twenty years later, he starred in the science fiction film Time Trackers.
Bergere passed away in New Hampshire in January 2007. He was 82 years old. His career spanned six decades and over 200 television shows.
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