William Windom

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Birthday
28, 1923
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 16, 2012 (88)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
28, 1923
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 16, 2012 (88)

About

Perhaps most well known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of John Monroe in the comedy series My World and Welcome to It, Windom is also remembered for his recurring role as Dr. Seth Hazlitt on CBS's Murder, She Wrote. He also made a memorable appearance in the 1967 Star Trek episode "The Doomsday Machine."

Before Fame

After completing his World War II-era service in the United States Army, he made his screen acting debut in a 1949 episode of The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse and went on to appear in his first film, To Kill a Mockingbird (as the prosecutor character Mr. Gilmer), in 1962.

Trivia

His Broadway credits include the 1956 revival of Fallen Angels and the 1960 original production of Viva Madison Avenue!

Family Life

Born in New York City, he was the son of Isobel Peckham and architect Paul Windom and the great-grandson of U.S. Republican Party politician and Secretary of the Treasury William Windom. His five marriages -- to Carol Keyser, Barbara Joyce, Barbara Goetz, Jacqulyn Hopkins, and Patricia Tunder -- produced a total of six children.

Associated With

Actress Inger Stevens played Windom's character's (Glen Morley's) daughter on the ABC situation comedy The Farmer's Daughter.

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