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 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Oh no, Guns of the Magnificent Seven wont seem the same next time I see it on TCM.

He seemed have a period where he only got given parts as evil Mexican colonels!

Good actor. Made his mark.

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

The only role I knew him for was as Mr. Freeze on Batman: The Animated Series and its various spin-offs.

He always did a fantastic job making Freeze menacing while never losing sight of his humanity.

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 1:43 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

I remember him from such shows as Buck Rogers In The 25th Century.

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Michael had a great voice and was long a favorite of mine. Whether it was playing Cochise, Kang on Star Trek, ST Deep Space Nine and ST Voyager, Mr. Freeze on B:TAS or any of scores of other roles. He will be missed. He was 91.

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

Always known him as one of the sombre villains in various shows from my childhood. Sad to see him go but a good age-RIP.

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I enjoyed him as an actor. He was very good. Thought it was cool that at one time he was married to I DREAM OF JEANNIE'S Barbara Eden.

He was just as good and maybe a better actor than Yul Brynner, who I thought was quite similar to Ansara. Of course Yul got all the big movie parts and Ansara did well in Television.

Loved him as Kurt Russell's father in that LOST IN SPACE Episode.

Sorry to hear of his passing. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

91 is a good long life. My dear mother is 92 and God Bless her, she's still going strong.

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Loved him in THE EGYPTIAN....

And in TV's BROKEN ARROW, opposite the underrated John Lupton.

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

And he was wonderful as Quarlo in 'The Outer Limits':

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

A very fine actor. How sad to have had his son precede him in death.

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Michael Ansara's first featured role in a film was in this 1952 Columbia production, in which he played (what else) an Indian named "The Prophet."

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 10:44 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

He also played an arab antagonist for Mostafa Akkad's THE MESSAGE. The film was scored by Maurice Jarre which won an Oscar nomination.

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 11:02 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Ansara's next poster credit came in 1954's THREE YOUNG TEXANS, billed sixth playing "Apache Joe."

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 11:15 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

After appearing in THE ROBE as "Judas," Ansara was in this 1954 Fox film, some of whose outdoor scenes were shot on sets built for THE ROBE.

Ansara had a starring role as a heavy, aiding villainess Marie Windsor in 1955's ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY.

Ansara was back to playing an Indian in the 1956 film GUN BROTHERS.

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 11:47 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In the big-budget 1956 western PILLARS OF THE SKY, Anasara played Kamiakin, a real-life chief of the Yakama, Palouse, and Klickitat Indian tribes.

 Posted:   Aug 3, 2013 - 12:03 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

For a change of pace, Ansara played a Mexican renegade in 1957's THE TALL STRANGER.

 Posted:   Aug 3, 2013 - 12:12 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Ansara spent the next four years in television, including starring in two series. For two years he played Cochise in "Broken Arrow," and for a year he played an Indian deputy U.S. Marshal in "The Law of the Plainsman." Ansara returned to feature work in Irwin Allen's 1961 VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. He later guest-starred in two episodes of the subsequent series.

 Posted:   Aug 3, 2013 - 12:23 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Switching to lighter fare, Ansara played a Middle Eastern prince in Elvis Presley's 1965 HAREM SCARUM.

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