His role as the vain and untalented newscaster, Ted Baxter, in The Mary Tyler Moore Show brought Knight widespread recognition, and his greatest success. He received six Emmy Award nominations for the role, winning the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy", in 1973 and 1976. After the show concluded, Knight appeared in the film Caddyshack (1980), and played the lead role in the series Too Close For Comfort from 1980.
He died from cancer and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ted Knight has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to Television, at 6671 Hollywood Boulevard.
Ted Knight Facts
|Birth Name||Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka|
|Birthday||December 7, 1923|
|Birthplace||Terryvill, Connecticut, USA|
|Date of death||August 26, 1986 (age 62)|