Tige Andrews Dies; Bergere's Daughter Recalls Star TrekBy Michelle
February 6, 2007 - 9:16 PM
Tige Andrews, the Klingon from "Friday's Child", died on January 27 of cardiac arrest at age 86.
Andrews, who is best known as Captain Greer - the recruiter of the three undercover cops who made up The Mod Squad - played numerous policemen and detectives. During his a long career, noted StarTrek.com, Andrews - like fellow Star Trek alumnus Lee Bergere, who died a few days after he did - went from a childhood in Brooklyn to a career on Broadway and then to Los Angeles.
A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Andrews played Mack the Knife in the original New York production of The Threepenny Opera. His first movie role was in the screen production of Mr. Roberts after playing the same role onstage. Also like Bergere, Andrews was a World War II veteran. Married for 46 years to a fellow performer, Andrews is survived by six children and eleven grandchildren.
Mimi Bergere, the daughter of Lee Bergere, thanked fans for recollections of her father as she recalled visiting him on the set of "The Savage Curtain" and having a wonderful experience.
"I just wanted to thank you for your website. My father, Lee Bergere, would be so happy with the comments that have been posted and I have taken great comfort from them," Mimi Bergere wrote to The Trek Nation after reading some of the remarks posted at the TrekBBS. She invited TrekBBS members to leave comments in Lee Bergere's online memory guest book at Legacy.com.
Lee Bergere died on January 31st (story). "I went to the set the week that my father was doing Star Trek," recalled his daughter. "The cast and the crew were wonderful to me." Her father, she added, "loved the opportunity to portray his hero", Abraham Lincoln, who was also a hero to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.