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See the Six Million Greenback Man Lee Majors Now at 82 — Finest Life

Despite the fact that he is performed many different roles, Lee Majors will at all times be referred to as the Six Million Greenback Man. He starred on the collection of the identical identify from 1974 to 1978 after first showing in TV films about his character, Steve Austin, an astronaut who’s made into a robust, bionic man following an accident. The collection proved in style and ultimately launched a by-product present and film sequels.

Through the years, Majors has mirrored on his time on The Six Million Greenback Man, in addition to his work as an actor basically. He is additionally opened up about his 4 marriages, together with his high-profile relationship with late ex-wife Farrah Fawcett. Learn on to study extra about his life after the hit TV collection.

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Lee Majors at German Comic Con Dortmund Spring Edition in 2019
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Majors is likely to be 82 years outdated, however he is not retired but. He was already a profitable actor earlier than The Six Million Greenback Man due to his starring position on the western collection The Large Valley. After The Six Million Greenback Man, he starred within the Nineteen Eighties collection The Fall Man, as reprised his position as Steve Austin in Six Million Greenback Man sequel films. A few of his newer TV roles embody Fuller Home, Ash vs Evil Useless, the Dallas revival, and the Magnum P.I. reboot.

“After The Fall Man, I took 10 years off and went to Florida,” Lee advised Nearer Weekly in 2020. “I simply needed to take a break and whereas I used to be there, I solely did some small impartial movies. Once I got here again, I began doing plenty of independents and plenty of comedies, really, like Weeds and Group. It was good and in a means it type of felt like I used to be beginning over once more.”

Lee Majors at the Open Hearts Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala in 2020
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In an interview with the Day by day Mail in 2019, Majors talked about how the roles he takes on now are a lot totally different from his motion hero days. “The hours are much less, the reveals are much less. Nevertheless it’s nonetheless enjoyable,” he mentioned. “What else would I do? I was the hero. Now I play the hero’s father, subsequent I will be enjoying his grandfather. However hey, I am pleased with that.”

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Lee and Faith Majors at the 2017 Saturn Awards
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Majors has been married 4 instances. First, he was married to Kathy Robinson, with whom he shares a son, Lee Majors Jr. Then, he marred Fawcett. Subsequent, he was married to Karen Velez, they usually welcomed three youngsters: Nikki, Dane, and Luke Majors. And, since 2002, Majors has been married to Religion Majors. “It’s a file in Hollywood,” he advised Individuals in 2019 of their prolonged marriage.

Majors has additionally opened up about his marriage to Fawcett, which came about after they had been each on the peak of their fame. “Individuals inform me we had been the Brad [Pitt] and Angelina [Jolie] of our time. And sadly that did not work out too good both,” he advised the Day by day Mail. “One 12 months I noticed her not more than two weeks. I keep in mind she was doing a film in London over Christmas and I used to be capturing in Los Angeles, so I flew to England, spent Christmas Day together with her, then flew again to begin capturing once more. It is no strategy to preserve a relationship collectively.”

Lee Majors at The Hollywood Museum Celebrates Batman's 80th Anniversary in 2019
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Majors has mentioned in interviews that he hadn’t processed simply how large of a present The Six Million Greenback Man was till years after the present went off the air.

“[F]or a few years I by no means paid consideration to something apart from my work,” he advised Uproxx in 2016. “Then I began touring the nation, world wide and stuff and then you definately go to some distinctive little village someplace they usually’d say, ‘Oh, on Saturday night time all of the individuals would come from everywhere in the village, the city they usually had one TV to observe this bionic man.'”

He now attends fan conventions, the place individuals have advised him that they joined the armed forces or grew to become an astronaut or engineer due to the present. And he is amazed by the medical and technological developments which have taken place in actual life. “You might have some give you new elements,” he continued. “Bionic elements, you realize what I am saying? The legs and the arms and even some eye transplants now. They name it ‘the bionic eye.’ It is simply been superb that that know-how, that I used to be blissful to have an element to push that alongside a little bit bit.”

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