|Date of Birth||7 April 1917 , Birmingham, Alabama, USA|
|Date of Death||27 July 2012 , Studio City, California, USA (natural causes)|
|Birth Name||Robert Golden Armstrong Jr.|
|Height||6' 3" (1.91 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
In 1958, R.G. took the plunge to Hollywood -- he appeared in two movies, a television series, and did numerous guest appearances on television series that year, usually in Westerns such as The Rifleman (1958), Have Gun - Will Travel (1957) and Zane Grey Theater (1956), among others. He would go on to appear in 80 movies and three television series in his career, and guest-starred in 90 television series, many of them Westerns, often as a tough sheriff or a rugged land baron. R.G. was a regular cast member in the television series T.H.E. Cat (1966), playing tough, one-handed Captain MacAllister. During the filming of Steel (1979) in Kentucky, watching the mammoth Kincaid Tower being built, he made some good friends in the cast: "You become a family on the set," he said in an interview at the time.
Even though he had a long, versatile career, the younger generation knows him as the demonic Lewis Vandredi (pronounced VON-drah-dee), who just would not let the main characters have a good night's sleep on the television series Friday's Curse (1987). Finally retiring after six successful decades in show business -- his last film appearance was Purgatory (1999) -- R.G. and his lovely wife Mary Craven were mostly just enjoying life in California, and still traveled and vacationed in Europe occasionally. His upbeat, fun-loving personality made him a delight for all who come in contact with him. R.G. Armstrong died at age 95 of natural causes in Studio City, California on July 27, 2012.
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|Mary Craven||(19 July 1993 - 1 November 2003) (her death)|
|Susan M. Guthrie||(30 December 1973 - 1976) (divorced)|
|Ann Neale||(1952 - 1972) (divorced) (4 children)|