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Ted Knight - Narrator, 1973

Name: Ted Knight
Birthname: Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka
Born: December 7, 1923
Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA
Years Active: 1950s-1986
Spouse: Dorothy Smith (1948-1986)
Died: August 26, 1986 (cancer)
Best Known As: Newscaster Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977)


Ted Knight (December 7, 1923 – August 26, 1986) was an American actor best known for playing the comedic role of Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Henry Rush on Too Close for Comfort, and Judge Smails in Caddyshack. Ted Knight has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to television, at 6673 Hollywood Boulevard.

Voices on Super Friends

The commanding voice of the narrator in the original incarnation of the Super Friends was provided by Ted Knight during the early hour-long episodes.

His signature line was, "Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice ..."



Death

A few months after the end of the Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1977, he was diagnosed with cancer for which he received various forms of treatment over several years. After a long battle with cancer, he died on August 26, 1986, from complications due to surgery. He was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. His grave marker bears the name Theodore C. Konopka.


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