Richard "Dick" Schaal, an actor and comedian best known for his roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoffs Rhoda and Phyllis, died on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at age 86.
The entertainer passed away at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, Calif., his daughter, actress Wendy Schaal, confirmed. His cause of death has not been disclosed.
Richard was formerly a member of Chicago's iconic 'Second City' improv group in the 1960s and appeared in hit films including 'Slaughterhouse-Five' and 'The Russians Are Coming,' among others.
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He wed actress Valerie Harper — who was also his co-star on Mary and Rhoda — in 1964, but the couple later divorced in 1978. He has one child, Wendy, 60, from his first marriage to Lois Treacy.
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Our thoughts are with the Schaal family at this time.
The Los Angeles Times reported the news.
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