Ted Knight

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  • Birth Name: Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka
  • Birth Place: Terryville, Connecticut, United States
  • Died: August 26, 1986
  • Profession: Actor, Voice artist
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Fast Facts

  • Earned five Bronze Stars for bravery during WWII.
  • Performed as a ventriloquist and a puppeteer early in his career.
  • Worked at the ABC affiliate in Albany, NY, in the 1950s. His tasks included introducing Western movies as a character called Windy Knight and hosting a morning-news program.
  • Had a bit part as a prison guard near the end of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960).
  • Known for wearing college sweatshirts on his TV series Too Close for Comfort, many of which were sent by college viewers.
  • Has a bridge dedicated to him in his hometown of Terryville, CT.

Awards

  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1974, Emmy — Best Supporting Actor in Comedy: Nominee
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy: Nominee
  • 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy: Winner
  • 1976, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Elyse Knight — Daughter
  • Henry Konopka — Brother
  • Dorothy Clark Smith — Wife
  • Sophie Konopka — Mother
  • Chester Konopka — Father
  • Ted Knight Jr. — Son
  • Eric Knight — Son

Details

  • Birth Name: Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka
  • Birth Place: Terryville, Connecticut, United States
  • Died: August 26, 1986
  • Profession: Actor, Voice artist

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