Today would have been the ninety-fifth birthday of actor Michael Ansara. Ansara rose to fame in the role of Cochise on Broken Arrow. Soon after he began dating and eventually married I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden. He starred in Law in the Plainsman as well as appearing in several well known works like The Ten Commandments, Perry Mason, The Outer Limits, Lost in Space, The Fugitive, and Mission: Impossible. He is one of nine actors to play the same character on three different Star Trek series having played the Klingon Kang on the original series, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager. To comic book fans he may best be remembered as Mister Freeze on Batman: The Animated Series while he reprised the role for Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, The New Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond, and Batman: Vengeance. Marvel fans would know him as Hiawatha Smith on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.
Ansara died on July 31st, 2013 at the age of ninety-one following a battle with Alzheimer's disease.