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William Schallert
Schallert at the 1990 Academy Awards
William Joseph Schallert

(1922-07-06)July 6, 1922
Died May 8, 2016(2016-05-08) (aged 93)
Cause of death Peripheral neuropathy
Occupation Actor
Years active 1957–2014
Spouse(s) Rosemarie D. Waggner (1949–2015)
President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
Preceded by Kathleen Nolan
Succeeded by Edward Asner

William Joseph Schallert (July 6, 1922 – May 8, 2016) was an American actor. He played the father on The Patty Duke Show. He is also known for his guest-star roles in The Smurfs, Jefferson Drum, Gunsmoke, Star Trek, Get Smart, Lawman, Matlock, The Waltons, Bonanza, and in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Schallert was born on July 6, 1922 in Los Angeles, California. He married Rosemarie D. Waggner in 1949. Schallert was the president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1979 through 1981. He died at his home in Pacific Palisades, California from complications from peripheral neuropathy on May 8, 2016, aged 93.

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