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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Remembering Pat Harrington Jr. 1929 - 2016

Actor Pat Harrington Jr., who died Wednesday at age 86, was best known for his role as building superintendent Dwayne Schneider on the 1975-84 CBS sitcom, One Day at a Time. He won a 1984 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series as well as a 1980 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series.

His other television credits include The Steve Allen Show (1958-61), The Jack Paar Show (1958-62), Make Room for Daddy (1959-60), Stump the Stars (1962 game show as its host), The Inspector (1965-69 cartoon) and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1969-70 sitcom). He appeared in such feature films as Move Over, Darling (1963), Easy Come, Easy Go (1967) and The President's Analyst (1967).  He also starred as Oscar opposite Tim Conway's Felix in a 1987 national tour of The Odd Couple, and he played the role of Cap'n Andy in a 1997-98 national tour of Show Boat.

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Pat Harrington's life and career.

CBS's Stump the Stars on November 26, 1962, with the cast of The Dick Van Dyke Show (Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam) and regulars Sebastian Cabot, Beverly Garland, Diana Dors and Ross Martin

The President's Analyst (1967)

One Day at a Time Season 1 opening credits (1975-76)

NBC's All Star Secrets on February 22, 1979, with host Bob Eubanks, Leslie Nielsen, Ruth Buzzi, Don Drysdale, LaWanda Page and guest star Fred Travalena

Take a Break with Mr. Pete (1989), a cable-access talk show in Los Angeles with host Peter Chaconas

The One Day at a Time Reunion on February 22, 2005, on CBS with Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli

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