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Message 1273571 - Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 1:55:45 UTC
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Rest in peace, William Windom.

The television actor, who received an Emmy Award for his work in My World and Welcome to It and is well-known for his roles on Star Trek and Murder, She Wrote, died in his California home from congestive heart failure on Thursday, according to the New York Times.

Windom was 88.

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Message 1273603 - Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 4:35:48 UTC

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Message 1273627 - Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 7:08:10 UTC

In addition to the shows listed, my first memory of him was a show called "The Farmer's Daughter", about a US Congressman (or was he a Senator) from Minnesota, who hired a girl from back home to care for his children and mother after his wife died. Inger Stevens was the Nanny, and Agnes Morehead played his disabled mother. (I think this was BEFORE "Bewitched").

Another great actor who had a long career playing characters rather than Leading Men.
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Message 1273671 - Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 10:51:40 UTC

RIP William Windom
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Message 1273954 - Posted: 22 Aug 2012, 13:29:29 UTC - in response to Message 1273627.

In addition to the shows listed, my first memory of him was a show called "The Farmer's Daughter", about a US Congressman (or was he a Senator) from Minnesota, who hired a girl from back home to care for his children and mother after his wife died. Inger Stevens was the Nanny, and Agnes Morehead played his disabled mother. (I think this was BEFORE "Bewitched").

Another great actor who had a long career playing characters rather than Leading Men.

Finally read his bio - his Father was a Congressman from Minnesota. Wonder what else about that show is art immitating life?
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Message 1273959 - Posted: 22 Aug 2012, 13:53:20 UTC - in response to Message 1273954.

In addition to the shows listed, my first memory of him was a show called "The Farmer's Daughter", about a US Congressman (or was he a Senator) from Minnesota, who hired a girl from back home to care for his children and mother after his wife died. Inger Stevens was the Nanny, and Agnes Morehead played his disabled mother. (I think this was BEFORE "Bewitched").

Another great actor who had a long career playing characters rather than Leading Men.

Finally read his bio - his Father was a Congressman from Minnesota. Wonder what else about that show is art imitating life?

He also played the President of the United States in the 3rd of 4 of the 70's Planet of the Apes movies, Escape from the Planet of the Apes...
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Message 1274448 - Posted: 23 Aug 2012, 16:29:00 UTC

Sad to hear. RIP.

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Message 1274456 - Posted: 23 Aug 2012, 16:48:26 UTC

I first became aware of William Windom watching My World and Welcome to it. I had enjoyed reading James Thurber's works while in school. And seeing that the tv show was based on his works I just had to watch it.

I really enjoyed watching him portray Commodore Decker. He put a lot of emotion in that part. He might have been just a character actor to some, But I think he was just a damn fine actor.

RIP Mr. Windom
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Message 1274475 - Posted: 23 Aug 2012, 17:36:24 UTC - in response to Message 1274448.

Sad to hear. RIP.

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