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[about Lyle Bettger
] . . . one of the nicest guys we had at Paramount. So professional. He was, oddly enough, cast as a heavy while in real life he was just a dear, dear man. Extremely friendly with everyone. Very, very popular on the lot with cast members. People all over the world the minute they saw him on screen knew he was gonna be a mean man...
In 1984 Lyles received the George Washington Award of the Freedoms Foundation, presented to him in the Oval Office by President Ronald Reagan