Broadway Vet William Windom Dies at 88

Broadway Vet William Windom Dies at 88

Eonline reports that Emmy Award-winner William Windom has passed away at the age of 88. The actor died in his home in California from congestive heart failure last Thursday. 

Windom began his acting career in 1946 as a member of The American Repertory Theatre where he remained through 1961. He appeared in 18 Broadway plays and five off-Broadway productions, including "Henry VIII", Twelfth Night," Androcles and the Lion," "Time Remembered," "Candie," "The World of Susie Wong," and "Come Blow Your Horn".

On television, Windom starred in the series "The Farmer's Daughter" (1963-1965) and "My World and Welcome To It" (1969-1970), for which he won an Emmy Award as Best Actor a Comedy series. His other television credits include guest starring roles in eposodes of countless series. including "Dallas," "All In The Family," "Flamingo Road," "Night Gallery," "Hotel," "Highway To Heaven," "Hardcastle and McCormick," and "Parenthood". He also portrayed Commodore Decker in "The Doomsday Machine" episode of "Star Trek".

His feature films include "Sommersby" with Jodie Foster, "Planes, Trains & Automobiles," "To Kill A Mockingbird," "For Love or Money," "Thurber I and II," and "Ernie Pyle I and II" in 1976.

Windom is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia, and four children.