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Emmy-Winning Actor William Windom Dead at 88

Published Monday, August 20, 2012 @ 6:53 AM EDT
Aug 20 2012

(from ETOnline)

Emmy Award winning actor William Windom passed away at his home in Woodacre, California last Thursday, his wife Patricia confirms. The 88-year-old actor died of congestive heart failure.

In addition to numerous appearances in film and TV, the actor is best known for playing Star Trek's Commodore Matt Decker, Murder She Wrote's Dr. Seth Hazlitt, and multiple memorable roles on the Rod Sterling series, The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery.

(YouTube video: William Windom in "The Doomsday Machine")

Windom won an Emmy in 1970 for best actor in a comedy series for his performance in My World and Welcome to It, based on author James Thurber's essays and cartoons. The actor is survived by his four children and wife of 37 years.


William Windom's Commodore Decker has been an integral part of KGB Report for more than a decade. If you try to access a non-existent page, you'll see this:

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