Stars you may not know passed away

Steven Hill

Over more than 50 years in show business, Steven Hill gained a reputation as a talented, versatile actor. Dick Wolf, the producer of Law & Order whom Steven Hill worked with for nearly a decade, called him “one of the truly great actors of his generation.” And although he never hugged the spotlight, Steven Hill’s acting career cemented him as one of the great faces of television.

From his time on Mission: Impossible (the ’60s TV show, not the films, although he did star with Tom Cruise in 1993’s The Firm) up through his 10-year run as Adam Schiff on Law & Order, Steven Hill always brought a tense, down-to-earth quality to the characters he portrayed on-screen. He passed away at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital on August 23, 2016, at the age of 94.