Summary: Emmy-winning actor whose credits go back to the Golden Age of TV drama in the 1950's, but his later roles included the grouchy dad who famously ogled a leg-shaped lamp in the 1980 classic A Christmas Story and the title role in the TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker in the 1970's, and who had won his Emmy in 1990 for playing Candace Bergen's opinionated father in four episodes of the sitcom Murphy Brown.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: May 7, 1922
Died: February 25, 2006
Location: Los Angeles, California