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Also Known As: Died: August 16, 2012
Born: September 28, 1923 Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure.
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Veteran character lead of theater, film and television since the 1950s, William Windom long excelled at playing harried businessmen, discontented suburbanites, and other middle-class guys under pressure. In his maturity, Windom became comfortably ensconced in roles as venerable authority figures - fathers, judges, clergymen and other professionals. 1960s-era sitcom cultists remember his Emmy-winning portrayal of John Monroe, an anxiety-ridden cartoonist who shifted back-and-forth between the real world and the animated realm of his sketchpad, on "My World... and Welcome to It" (NBC, 1969-1970). This charming show was based on the writings and drawings of humorist James Thurber whom Windom later portrayed on stage in two one-man shows. Windom remained a frequent presence on TV through the decades in guest spots (memorably as a vengeful starship captain in "The Doomsday Machine" episode of "Star Trek"), TV-movies and in the recurring role of Dr. Seth Hazlitt on CBS's long-running mystery hit "Murder, She Wrote."

Veteran character lead of theater, film and television since the 1950s, William Windom long excelled at playing harried businessmen, discontented suburbanites, and other middle-class guys under pressure. In his maturity, Windom became comfortably ensconced in roles as venerable authority figures - fathers, judges, clergymen and other professionals. 1960s-era sitcom cultists remember his Emmy-winning portrayal of John Monroe, an anxiety-ridden cartoonist who shifted back-and-forth between the real world and the animated realm of his sketchpad, on "My World... and Welcome to It" (NBC, 1969-1970). This charming show was based on the writings and drawings of humorist James Thurber whom Windom later portrayed on stage in two one-man shows. Windom remained a frequent presence on TV through the decades in guest spots (memorably as a vengeful starship captain in "The Doomsday Machine" episode of "Star Trek"), TV-movies and in the recurring role of Dr. Seth Hazlitt on CBS's long-running mystery hit "Murder, She Wrote."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dopamine (2003) Tom
2.
 True Crime (1999) Neil-- The Bartender
3.
 Fugitive X: Innocent Target (1997) Uncle Billy
4.
 Miracle on 34th Street (1994) C F Cole
5.
 Sommersby (1993) Reverend Powell
6.
7.
 Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993) Hamilton Cobb
8.
 Committed (1991) Doctor Quilly
9.
 Chance Of A Lifetime (1991) Dr Edelman
10.
 Street Justice (1989) Father Burke
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Served with 508th parachute infantry of the U.S. Army
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Performed with the American Reperatory Theater
1950:
Performed on the early NBC anthology drama series, "Masterpiece Playhouse"
1958:
Starred on NBC's "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of "Dial 'M' For Murder"
1962:
Feature debut, the prosecuting attorney in "To Kill a Mockingbird"
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TV series debut in a starring role, "The Farmer's Daughter"
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Starred on the series "My World and Welcome to It"
1972:
Starred in the one-man show "Thurber I"
1975:
Starred in the one-man show "Thurber II"
1976:
Starred in the one-man show "Ernie Pyle I"
1979:
Starred in the one-man show "Ernie Pyle II
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Played the recurring role of Dr. Seth Hazlitt on "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS)
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Education

Williams College: Williamstown , Massachusetts - 1942
Antioch College: Yellow Springs , Ohio - 1943
University of Kentucky: Lexington , Kentucky - 1943
The Citadel: Charleston , South Carolina - 1943
Biarritz American University: - 1945
Fordham University: Bronx , New York - 1946
Columbia University: New York , New York - 1946

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wife:
Patricia Veronica Tunder.

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father:
Paul Windom.
mother:
Isobel Wells Windom.
daughter:
Rachel Windom.
daughter:
Heather Windom.
daughter:
Juliet Windom.
daughter:
Hope Windom.
son:
Rebel Windom.
son:
Russell Windom.
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