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Actor Marty Ingels, Husband of Shirley Jones, Dies After Suffering Stroke

"There's not a day I won't miss him," Jones says

Liz Raftery

Comic actor Marty Ingels, who rose to fame in the 1960s on such shows as Bewitched and The Dick Van Dyke Show, died Wednesday at Tarzana Medical Center in California after suffering a stroke, Variety reports. He was 79.

Ingels was married to Shirley Jones for nearly 40 years. "He often drove me crazy, but there's not a day I won't miss him and love him to my core," Jones told Variety.

Born in Brooklyn, Ingels served in the Army before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. In 1962, he landed the role of Arch Fenster in the ABC comedy I'm Dickens... He's Fenster, opposite John Astin. He also had memorable guest appearances on Bewitched and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

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In the 1970s and 1980s, Ingels landed a steady stream of voice-over work for commercials and cartoons, including Pac-Man. In later years, he focused more on producing, but also guest-starred on shows including ER, CSI and New Girl.

He met Jones at a party in 1974 and they were married in 1977.

In addition to Jones, Ingels is survived by three stepsons, a niece and 12 grandchildren.