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Veteran Actor William Schallert Dead

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William Schallert in 1978; ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Veteran actor William Schallert, who played the father and uncle of the identical cousins played by Patty Duke on the 1960s series The Patty Duke Show, died Sunday in Pacific Palisades, California, at the age of 93, his son Edwin tells The New York Times.

Schallert’s resume includes hundreds of film and television roles during a career that spanned seven decades.  His TV credits included The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Get Smart, the original Hawaii Five-O, and a memorable turn in the famous “The Trouble with Tribbles” episode of Star Trek, in which he played space station adminstrator Nilz Baris.

Schallert kept working into his 80s and beyond.  His final role, according to IMDB, was an uncredited part as an elevator operator in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls two years ago.

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