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Murder, She Wrote's William Windom Dies at 88

Emmy-winning actor William Windom died Thursday of congestive heart failure at his home in California, The Associated Press reports. He was 88.

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Murder, She Wrote's William Windom Dies at 88

Emmy-winning actor William Windom died Thursday of congestive heart failure at his home in California, The Associated Press reports. He was 88.

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Question: This may get me fitted for a straitjacket, but I seem to recall a show from the early 1970s that went something like this: A father, daughter and possibly someone else lived together in a house after the mother died, I think. The father was an architect, or cartoonist, which required that he have a large sketch pad in his attic where he would retreat when searching for solace. When he contemplated his life's issues, a sketch of his house would take the features of a human face, turn and look at him and have a conversation with him. No one else would see this drawing but the dad. Feel free to send the wagon over to my house to collect me, as people think I'm absolutely crazy, especially when I mention the talking-house part.


Answer: Instead of a straitjacket, might I suggest something a little more freeing, perhaps a windbreaker, blazer or even a nice sweater vest, Martin? There's no need for restraint — I believe the show you're read more

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Premiered: September 15, 1969, on NBC
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Premise: The writings and drawings of James Thurber were the basis for this imaginative sitcom about a magazine writer-cartoonist. The show combined live action with animated segments used to illustrate the lead character's flight-of-fancy thoughts. Although it lasted only one season (NBC bumped it from the schedule to pick up `The Red Skelton Show' after CBS dumped him), the series won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and another for star William Windom.

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