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Actor Lee Majors gets a Star a the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Actor Lee Majors kneels down besides his star implanted on Hollywood's historic Walk of Fame during dedication ceremonies on September 5, 1984. Majors, the star of the TV series "The Fall Guy", "The Big Valley" and the "Six Million Dollar Man" received the 1786th star to be awarded. Stars are placed along the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of contributions to the performing arts. (UPI Photo/Blake Sell/Files).
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Lee Majors (born April 23, 1939) is an American actor, primarily known for several high profile roles on television in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Majors is known for his roles as Victoria Barkley's (played by Barbara Stanwyck) husband's illegitimate son, Heath Barkley, in The Big Valley (1965–1969), as Owen Marshall's (played by Arthur Hill) law partner/friend, Jess Brandon, in Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law (1971–1974), as Colonel Steve Austin, in The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978), and as Colt Seavers in The Fall Guy (1981–1986). He also had a recurring role as Col. Seymour Kooze in Son of the Beach.

Majors was born Harvey Lee Yeary on April 23, 1939, in the Detroit suburb of Wyandotte, Michigan. He was the child of Carl Yeary, who was killed in a work-related accident before Harvey was born, and Alice Yeary, who was killed in a car accident when he was a year old. At age two, Yeary was adopted by an uncle and aunt, Harvey and Mildred Yeary, and moved with them, and their biological son, Bill, to Middlesboro, Kentucky.

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