Knight, Ted

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Ted Knight
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Name
Knight, Ted Gender: M
Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka
born on 7 December 1923 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Terryville, Connecticut, 41n41, 73w01
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 14°05' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 02°15 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°38'



Biography

American actor, disk jockey, singer, puppeteer, ventriloquist and radio actor. He moved to New York to do TV and radio plays before reaching Hollywood in the mid-'50s. Knight starred in more than 300 TV roles and won two Emmy's as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy series. "The Mary Tyler Moore" show played in 1977 and the sitcom "Too Close for Comfort," in 1982; two other pilots aborted in 1978.

Born a son of Polish immigrants, he attended drama school and began to build a local reputation in live gigs and radio. Married in 1949 with three children, he was known as a homebody.

A cancerous growth of the urinary tract was diagnosed in 1985; Knight died of a heart attack 8/26/1986, Hollywood, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Asner, Ed (born 15 November 1929). Notes: Co-stars on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Harper, Valerie (born 22 August 1939). Notes: Co-stars on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Leachman, Cloris (born 30 April 1926). Notes: Co-stars on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
  • business associate/partner relationship with MacLeod, Gavin (born 28 February 1931). Notes: Co-stars on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Moore, Mary Tyler (born 29 December 1936). Notes: Co-stars on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
  • business associate/partner relationship with White, Betty (born 17 January 1922). Notes: Co-stars on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

Events

  • Death by Heart Attack 26 August 1986 in Glendale (Los Angeles County) (Age 62)
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Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes a letter from him; he gives the birth name of Waddic Konopka. His obituary gives the name of Tadewurz Wladzui Konopka.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Urinary Tract)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (39 years)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Family (Homebody)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (1973 and 1976)

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