“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Passing of William Schallert…

Posted on May 9, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   William Schallert was very familiar on the big screen and on television. He’s best known for playing Patty Duke’s dad on The Patty Duke Show. He also served as the president of the Screen Actor’s Guild from 1979 – 1981. As with other character actors with long careers, Bill Schallert’s face was more recognizable than his name.



   He began acting at USC; and in 1946, co-founded the Circle Theatre with Charlie Chaplin’s son. The comedian directed Schallert in a stage production of Rain in 1948. Bill also took on all sorts of film assignments, including Mighty Joe Young, The Red Badge of Courage, Them!, The Gallant HoursThe Incredible Shrinking Man, The Story of Mankind, Pillow Talk, Hour of the Gun, In the Heat of the NightWill PennyCharlie Varrick, Lonely are the BraveThe Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, and Twilight Zone: The Movie.

   Schallert really shined on the small screen, guest-starring in Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Zorro, Hazel, Father Knows Best, Have Gun Will Travel, The Donna Reed Show, Rawhide, Leave it to Beaver, Maverick, The Many Loves of Dobie GillisPeter Gunn, The Twilight ZonePerry MasonThe RiflemanCombat!The Andy Griffith Show, Bonanza, The VirginianThe Dick Van Dyke Show, The Rat Patrol, Bewitched, GunsmokeHawaii 5-0, The Wild Wild West, Star Trek, Room 222The Lucy Show, Get SmartThe Six Million Dollar Man, The Partridge Family, Mission: Impossible, Love American Style, The Walton’sLittle House on the Prairie, The Mod Squad, Archie Bunker’s Place, Quincy M.E.Lou GrantQuantum Leap, and a whole lot more.

schallert   During Schallert’s tenure as SAG President, he founded the Committee for Performers with Disabilities, and in 1993, he was awarded the Ralph Morgan Award for service to the Guild. He also as a Trustee of the SAG Pension and Health Plans since 1983, and of the Motion Picture and Television Fund since 1977. In 2010, Schallert made a series of Public Service videos with Patty Duke for the Social Security Administration.   WILLIAM SCHALLERT –>

   The durable William Schallert was 93

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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