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Richard Mulligan Richard Mulligan was born on Sunday, November 13, 1932 in New York City, New York, United States and he was a famous American television and film actor.

Biography & Career:

Richard Mulligan was born in New York City, the younger brother of director Robert Mulligan. After attending Columbia University, Mulligan began working in theatre, making his debut as a stage manager and performer on Broadway in All the Way Home in 1960. Additional theatre credits included A Thousand Clowns, Never Too Late, Hogan's Goat, and Thieves.

Mulligan starred with Mariette Hartley in the 1966-67 season comedy series The Hero, in which he played TV star Sam Garret, who in turn starred on a fictional series as Jed Clayton, U.S. Marshal. The Hero lasted only 16 episodes. Another notable TV appearan ce was on the I Dream of Jeannie episode "Around the World in 80 Blinks", as a navy commander accompanying Maj. Nelson (Larry Hagman) on a mission.

Mulligan's most notable film role was as General Custer in Little Big Man, whom he portrayed as a borderline psychotic. Other film roles included the disaster movie spoof The Big Bus (1976, also with Hagman) and he appeared in the movie Teachers as a mental patient mistaken for a substitute teacher whose pupils learn more from than the actual teachers.

His best-known roles in television were as Burt Campbell in the sitcom Soap, for which he won a Best Actor Emmy Award, and as Dr. Harry Weston in the NBC series Empty Nest, a spinoff of The Golden Girls. Empty Nest ran for seven seasons, and Mulligan won a Best Actor Emmy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for his performance. He also played Secretary of State William Seward in the 1988 made for TV movie, "Gore Vidal's Lincoln.

After making his last appearance in an episode of Hey Arnold!, on September 26, 2000, Mulligan died of colorectal cancer in Los Angeles, California. At his own request, he was cremated and there was no funeral service.

Short Info:

Born: November 13, 1932
Place: New York City, New York, United States
Richard Mulligan died on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 (aged 67).
Being born on Nov 13, Richard was a Scorpio.
Richard dated Joan Hackett and amongst other amorous encounters was Lenore Stevens.

Why do we like Richard Mulligan?

People liked Richard Mulligan because he was a good television and film actor.

Why was Richard Mulligan famous?

Mulligan's most famous film role was as General Custer in Little Big Man, whom he portrayed as a borderline psychotic. His best-known roles in television were as Burt Campbell in the sitcom Soap, for which he won a Best Actor Emmy Award, and as Dr. Harry Weston in the NBC series Empty Nest, a spinoff of The Golden Girls.

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Richard Mulligan Movies

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The Chapman Report
Love with the Proper Stranger
The Group
The Undefeated
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Arthur Penn: The Director
Little Big Man
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Irish Whiskey Rebellion
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
The Big Bus
Scavenger Hunt
S.O.B.
Trail of the Pink Panther
Meatballs Part II
Micki + Maude
Teachers
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