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|Date of birth:||17 August 1924|
|Place of birth:||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Date of death:||29 September 1980 (age 56)|
|Place of death:||Los Angeles, Califonia, USA|
Michael Strong (17 August 1924 – 29 September 1980; age 56) was an actor who appeared on Star Trek: The Original Series, playing Doctor Roger Korby in the episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of?". He is probably best known for his supporting role as Brigadier General Hobart Carver in the Academy Award-winning 1970 film Patton. (Lawrence Dobkin also had a role in this film.)
Strong filmed his scenes for "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" on Tuesday 2 August 1966, Wednesday 3 August 1966, Thursday 4 August 1966, Friday 5 August 1966, Monday 8 August 1966, and Tuesday 9 August 1966 at Desilu Stage 10.
Strong was a regular on the long-running series The Edge of Night, from 1957 through 1959. Other Star Trek alumni who were a part of this series include Bibi Besch, Anthony Call, Frank Gorshin, Richard Kiley, Bebe Neuwirth, Lawrence Pressman, and George D. Wallace. Strong was also regularly seen on the series Peyton Place, which featured the likes of Jon Lormer, Susan Oliver, Percy Rodriguez, and William Smithers.
He has also guest-starred on such television shows as The Untouchables, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Kolchak: The Night Stalker (with John Fiedler), Quincy (with Robert Ito and Garry Walberg), Hawaii Five-O, The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones (with Lee Meriwether), and Archie Bunker's Place (with Bill Quinn and Jason Wingreen). Other television credits include the acclaimed 1960 TV movie The Iceman Cometh, the failed 1971 TV pilot D.A.: Conspiracy to Kill (with Steve Ihnat and Leslie Parrish), and the 1971 made-for-TV thriller Vanished (with William Shatner, Robert Hooks, and William Boyett).
In 1966, Strong appeared in the film Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, as did Phillip Pine, Vic Tayback, and George D. Wallace. The following year, he co-starred with Sharon Acker, James B. Sikking, Sid Haig, and Michael Bell in Point Blank. His other feature film credits include Detective Story (1951) and The Great Santini (1979).