Actor Stuart Margolin dead at 82

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Stuart Margolin, best known for his Emmy-winning role on “The Rockford Files,” died Monday at 82 of natural causes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Margolin, one of the busiest character actors of his era, appeared in episodes of “Love, American Style,” “The Partridge Family” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

Stuart Margolin and actress Kristy McNichol pose with their Emmys for best supporting actor and actress in a drama series at the 31st Emmy Awards Sunday night, Sept. 9, 1979 in Los Angeles.

Stuart Margolin attends "The Discoverers" New York screening at The Core Club on May 15, 2014 in New York City.
Stuart Margolin has one two Emmy’s in this lengthy acting career.

One of his memorable movie roles was in the 1974 action film “Death Wish.” Acting alongside Charles Bronson, Margolin plays a developer who gives Bronson’s character a tour of a gun range and later gives him a gun.

The actor got the role of his career as Evelyn “Angel” Martin on “The Rockford Files.” Angel would help private investigator Jim Rockford, played by James Garner, by attaining information for cases while sometimes getting Rockford in hot water.

Margolin won Emmys in 1979 and 1980 for his work on the popular NBC show.

Margolin is survived by a brother, Arnold, stepsons Max and Christopher Martini, his third wife, Pat, and her daughter Michelle Martini.

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