Strong in trailer for Detective Story (1951)
|Born||February 8, 1918|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||September 17, 1980 62) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||American stage, film and television actor|
|Spouse(s)||Theda Kropf, Diane Shalet (?-1980) (his death)|
Michael Strong was born in New York City into a Russian Jewish family and had extensive stage experience. He was a charter member of The Actors Studio and the Lincoln Center Repertory Company. Among his film credits are Point Blank, Patton, and The Great Santini.
He made numerous television appearances during his career on shows such as The Green Hornet (in "Hornet Save Thyself"), Decoy, Naked City, The Fugitive, I Spy, Mission: Impossible, Columbo (in "Negative Reaction"), The Streets of San Francisco, and Hawaii Five-O. He played Dr. Roger Korby in the Star Trek episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of?".
His first wife was Theda Kropf. His second wife was actress Diane Shalet. He had two children with Kropf: Paul and Ellen Strong.
He died of cancer in Los Angeles, California on September 17, 1980, aged 62.
|1950||The Sleeping City||Dr. Alex Connell||Uncredited|
|1951||Detective Story||Lewis Abbott|
|1966||Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round||Paul Feng|
|1968||Secret Ceremony||Dr. Walter Stevens||Uncredited|
|1970||Patton||Brig. Gen. Hobart Carver|
|1974||Columbo||Sergeant Hoffman||Episode: "Negative Reaction"|
|1979||The Great Santini||Col. Varney|
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