Born January 31, 1925, in Indianapolis, IN; died of cancer, November 7, 1993,in Beverly Hills, CA. Actor. Aidman began his career in New York stage productions but made the transition to television in the late 1950s when he was chosen to play an astronaut in the critically acclaimed science fiction seriesThe Twilight Zone. Although he continued to perform on stage in such plays asAfter the Fall and Zoot Suit and made appearances in motion pictures, including Hour of the Gun and Uncommon Valor, Aidman was best known for his portrayal of villainous characters in television series. Among the programs he appeared in were Little House on the Prairie, M*A*S*H, The Fugitive, and Knots Landing. He also helped to found Theater West in Hollywood, California, and undertook an effort to develop the verse of Edgar Lee Masters into a musical during his involvement with the organization. In addition to writing the lyrics for the resulting Spoon River Anthology, Aidman earned an Emmy Award nomination for his performance in a televised production of the musical in the late 1960s.