Born June 5, 1928, in San Diego, CA; died of cancer, October 23, 1994, in NewYork, NY. Actor. Lansing was perhaps best known for his portrayal of the tyrannical Brigadier General Frank Savage in the popular mid-60's television series 12 O'Clock High. Born in California, he began his acting career on Broadway in the 1951 production of Stalag 17, and went on to appear in numerous other stage productions, including The Little Foxes, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Suddenly Last Summer. A popular character actor due to his deep, commanding voice and rugged good looks, Lansing's television credits included guest appearances on The Equalizer, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Hotel, Mannix, Murder She Wrote, Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, and The Virginian. Among his roles in motion pictures were Sergeant Banning in A Gathering of Eagles, 1963; and Charlesin Under the Yum Yum Tree, 1963.