Stuart Margolin died, who is best known for his role in The Rockford Files has passed away at the age of 82. His family confirmed that the actor died of natural causes at his Staunton, Virginia home.
Margolin, an Emmy-winning actor, was well-known for his character roles in the 1970s & ’80s.
He was also a key actor in The Rockford Files and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Continue reading to learn more about his life.
Stuart Margolin Died at the age of 82
Max Martini, Margolin’s stepson, posted the news on Instagram. Max Martini, his stepson, posted a picture of Margolin and wrote: “The birth of my children and being by my side as my stepfather died this morning. He held his hand with my mother, brother, and me.
“All time between birth and death, it is up to us fill that time with equally profound moments. It made me realize how much of my time was wasted on things that weren’t going to make a difference. This is a simple realization that I wanted to share.
Love you Stuart Margolin. A great actor/writer/producer/director. He was also a gifted stepfather who loved and supported his family. RIP Pappy. Keep ’em cold. Martini added.
He began his career as an actor in the 1960s
Stuart was born in 1940 in Davenport (Iowa) and raised in Dallas. He moved to New York in his teens.
He stayed with Arnold, his brother who was a Broadway performer. Stuart graduated high school in 1958 and studied acting at Pasadena Playhouse, California.
In 1961, he made his acting debut on CBS’ The Gertrude Berg Show. He made his acting debut in 1961 on CBS’em>The Gertrude Berg Show/em>.
The following were The Gambler (1974), Futureworld (76), and Days of Heaven(78). Margolin directed several telefilms including The Long Summer of George Adams (1982), and The Glitter Dome ( 1984). He starred in 30 Rock and Arbitrage.
Breakthrough with The Rockford Files
Margolin’s role in the 1970s detective drama series The Rockford Files as Evelyn “Angel” Martin is his most well-known work. Two Emmy Awards were won by Margolin for his role in the series.
James Garner, Rockford Files’ star, collaborated often with Margolin and cast him as Nicholas (1971).
“We had done screen tests, but couldn’t find the right thing until I saw a clip in Love, American Style. Although it wasn’t the scene I expected to laugh at, the actor was so good that he broke my heart. Garner’s memoir from 2011 stated that he knew he was the right man for the role.
Margolin reflected on his 2017 collaboration with Garner in a 2017 interview. He said that he was being sought-after as a comedian and young actor until he gave him the option to appear on The Mary Tyler Moore Show with Jim Garner or on Nichols with Jim Garner.
Jim Garner was the right choice for me because I believed I would have more fun. I never regret it.
Stuart Margolin’s third wife Pat, his daughter Michelle, brother Arnold, and stepson Max Martini are still with him. His soul may rest in peace.