BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - Lee Bergere, a veteran character actor who appeared in more than 200 television shows, including an original "Star Trek" episode in which he played Abraham Lincoln, has died. He was 88.
Bergere died Wednesday at the Colonial Poplin Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Fremont, said his daughter, Mimi Bergere. He had been living in New Hampshire for more than a decade.
During his 60-year career, Bergere also was known as Joseph, the head of the household on "Dynasty." He had roles in "North and South," "Falcon Crest," "Hot L Baltimore" and "Incident at Vichy."
On the 1966 "Star Trek" episode, called "The Savage Curtain," he received a fan following from Trekkies.
In that episode, Captain Kirk meets his childhood hero, Lincoln, and they go to a planet to fight off Ghengis Khan.
Bergere also had a rich stage career, appearing in "Man of La Mancha" as the villain, the Duke, for its premiere in Los Angeles in 1967. That's where he met Richard Kiley, who played Don Quixote and originated the role on Broadway. Bergere also played Quixote and other characters in the show in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York through the years.
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