'S.W.A.T.' star dies: Steve Forrest also starred in 'Mommie Dearest'

steve-forrest-dies-gi.jpgVeteran actor Steve Forrest, who starred on the 1970s series "S.W.A.T." and also appeared on dozens of other TV shows, has died.

Forrest, 87, died Saturday (May 18) at his home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., with family members at his side.

The younger brother of actor Dana Andrews, Forrest started his career in the 1940s and '50s with a series of bit parts in movies and the early days of television. His early credits include appearances on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "The Twilight Zone," "The Virginian" and "Death Valley Days," and he co-starred in the Oscar-nominated 1962 film "The Longest Day," about the D-Day invasion in World War II.

His best-known role, though, is probably that of Lt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson, the leader of the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team, in "S.W.A.T.," which aired in 1975-76 on ABC. (He also had a cameo in the 2003 movie based on the show.)

Forrest starred opposite Faye Dunaway in the movie "Mommie Dearest" and with Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase in "Spies Like Us." He also had recurring parts on "Dallas" and "Murder, She Wrote."

Forrest is survived by his wife of 65 years, Christine, and three children.
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