DEAD:ON THIS DATE
Bill Quinn (aged 81)
Bill Quinn (May 6, 1912 – April 29, 1994) was an American film actor. He was sometimes credited as Billy Quinn, William Quinn, and William T. Quinn.
Quinn appeared in more than 150 acting roles over seven decades, starting in the 1920s in silent films and ending in 1989 in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. He is best remembered as Archie’s blind friend, Mr. Van Ranseleer, in All in the Family, and later as a regular in the spin-off Archie Bunker’s Place. His other television roles include The Odd Couple, in which he played the recurring role of the roommates’ physician, Dr. Melnitz; The Rifleman as Sweeney, the bartender; McHale’s Navy; and Mary’s father in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In 1971, he was featured in the Universal Pictures movie How to Frame a Figg starring Don Knotts.
Quinn was the father-in-law of Bob Newhart: He is the father of Newhart’s wife, Virginia “Ginnie” Quinn Newhart. He appeared in small supporting roles in several episodes of The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart.
DEATH: Quinn died at the age of 81 in Camarillo, California of natural causes.