HOLLYWOOD, Ca. — May 15, 2019 — “Lee Majors is more than the Six Million Dollar Man — I would call him priceless,” said Los Angeles City Council member Mitch O’Farrell last night at a star-studded ceremony at the Hollywood Museum.
The gala event commemorated the grand opening of a new exhibit honoring the classic TV series The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman that includes life-size mannequins of Majors and Lindsay Wagner running in tandem as their respective bionic counterparts, Colonel Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers.
Featuring a host of props, collectibles and other memorabilia from both bionic series, The Six Million Dollar Man/Bionic Woman Exhibit joins the Museum’s 20th Century Superhero Legends exhibit and “will be at the Hollywood Museum forever,” said Museum founder and president Donelle Dadigan.
Currently heard as the voice of Jeff Tracy in the British animated series Thunderbirds are Go, Majors told the crowd that how honored, flattered and humbled he was to be a permanent part of the Museum. The soft-spoken actor spent most of his brief remarks thanking other people, including his wife Faith Majors and museum president Dadigan. “Most of all, I thank the good Lord above for giving me the opportunity to entertain millions and millions of people around the world” for the past fifty-six years, he said, adding that he “always ends every job I’ve got with a ‘Thank you, Father.’”
Actress Lindsay Wagner was unable to attend last night’s event, but addressed the crowd in a written statement that was read by museum president Dadigan. “Jaime Sommers changed my life and also changed the image of women across the globe,” said Wagner in her statement. “May this tribute brings as many fond memories to all of you tonight and to the future visitors at the Hollywood Museum as it has been a privilege for me to portray Jaime. What a privilege it has given me.”
The ceremony also included remarks from award-winning writer/producer Kenneth Johnson (creator of The Bionic Woman, V, The Incredible Hulk and Alien Nation) and esteemed film historian Leonard Maltin, plus a formal proclamation by O’Farrell on behalf of the Los Angeles City Council. Special guests in attendance included actor and author Peter Mark Richman, whose innumerable television credentials include being the only actor to guest star on both The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.
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The Hollywood Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that houses over 10,000 Authentic Show Business Treasures spotlighting more than 100 years of Hollywood history – from the Silents to Talkies, to Hollywood’s Golden Era, Film Noir, Television and its Pioneer Years, through the rebellious 60s, special effects 70s, evolving 80s, involved 90s, technological 2000s, and beyond to current day heartthrobs! The Hollywood Museum’s exhibits showcase the best in film, network and cable television, and new digital platforms featuring iconic and fan favorites! Located in the heart of Hollywood, at the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave – The Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building is the Official Museum of Hollywood and offers visitors the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world featuring the glamour of Hollywood legends and stars – past, present and in the making. The museum offers one-of-a-kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts, stars’ car collections, personal artifacts, posters, and memorabilia from favorite stars, films and TV shows. Just a few steps from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Museum has been named the #1 top tourist attraction in Hollywood by LA Weekly, and one of the Top 10 Museums in LA by the LA Tourism and Convention Board and Trip Advisor.
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