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Character actor Lee Bergere (10 April 1924 – 31 January 2007; age 82) played the Excalbians' recreation of Abraham Lincoln in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode "The Savage Curtain". He filmed his scenes on Wednesday 11 December 1968, Thursday 12 December 1968, and between Monday 16 December 1968 and Thursday 19 December 1968 at Desilu Stage 9 and Stage 10.
He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Joseph Arlington Aynders on the television series Dynasty, from 1981 through 1983. Co-starring with him on this series was fellow TOS guest performer Joan Collins.
Bergere also co-starred with James Cromwell on the short-lived 1975 sitcom Hot L Baltimore and also had a recurring role as Justin Nash during the eighth season of Falcon Crest. Other TV series he has appeared on include Perry Mason, The Addams Family (with Ted Cassidy), My Favorite Martian (with Ray Walston and Michael Barrier), and Mission: Impossible (with Noel De Souza, Lee Duncan, Joseph Ruskin, Kathie Browne, Karl Bruck, John Crawford, and Patrick Horgan). He also appeared alongside Kathie Browne in an episode of The Wild Wild West called "The Night of The Colonel's Ghost".
In addition, Bergere had roles in two epic mini-series featuring Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Jonathan Frakes. The first was 1985's North and South, co-starring Kirstie Alley, Jean Simmons, and David Ogden Stiers. The following year, Bergere and Frakes appeared in Dream West, with F. Murray Abraham, John Anderson, James Cromwell, Michael Ensign, Alice Krige, Matt McCoy, Glenn Morshower, Fritz Weaver, Noble Willingham, and Anthony Zerbe.
On stage, Bergere appeared in several notable productions, including a revival of Man of La Mancha starring Richard Kiley. He also had a supporting role in the 1969 film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, in which Celeste Yarnall also had appeared. Twenty years later, he starred in the science fiction film Time Trackers.
Bergere passed away in New Hampshire in January 2007. He was 82 years old. His career spanned six decades and over 200 television shows.