1960’s TV Actor Has Died

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Famed 1960’s TV Actor William Schallert, best known for playing Patty Duke’s father and uncle on “The Patty Duke Show,” has died, according to reports.

On Monday, Schallert’s son confirmed to the Associated Press that the actor and union activist died at his home in California on Sunday.

Schallert was a familiar face on TV in the 1950’s and 1960’s on shows like the “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,”   “Leave It to Beaver,”  and “The Twilight Zone,” according to The New York Times.

The actor was also known for his activists role. From 1979-1981, Schallert was president of the Screen Actors Guild during a long strike in the 1980’s when actors were fighting for rates and residuals for “cable and satellite television and home video” shows.