Bert Remsen

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Bert Remsen
Born Herbert Birchell Remsen
(1925-02-25)February 25, 1925
Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, U.S.
Died April 22, 1999(1999-04-22) (aged 74)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Cause of death
heart failure
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Other names Bert Ramsen
Occupation Actor
Years active 1952-1999
Spouse(s) Katherine MacGregor (1949-1950)
Barbara Joyce Dodd (1959-1999) (his death) (2 children)
Children Kerry Remsen
Ann Remsen Manners

Herbert Birchell "Bert" Remsen (February 25, 1925 – April 22, 1999) was an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Remsen was born in Glen Cove, New York, on Long Island, the son of Helen (née Birchell) and Winfred Herbert Remsen.[1] He played character roles in numerous films directed by Robert Altman, including: Brewster McCloud (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Thieves Like Us (1974), California Split (1974), Nashville (1975), Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976), A Wedding (1978), Commander Kates in Code of Silence, "Dallas" as Harrison 'Dandy' Dandridge (1987) and Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will? (1990).

He also appeared in various television guest-starring roles, including the role of Jim Ford in the episode "Pete Henke" of the 1958 NBC western series, Jefferson Drum, starring Jeff Richards.[2] He was a regular in the cast of the short-lived 1976 NBC dramatic television series Gibbsville.

After suffering an injury on the set of a television show, Remsen had moved away from acting. He was hired as the casting director on Brewster McCloud when Altman talked him into taking a role in the film.

He was briefly married to actress Katherine MacGregor, who played Mrs. Oleson in the NBC television series, Little House on the Prairie, starring Michael Landon.

His daughter, with wife Barbara Joyce Dodd, a casting director, is actress Kerry Remsen.[3]


  1. ^ TCM
  2. ^ "Jefferson Drum". Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ Google Books

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