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Ted Knight (Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka, December 7, 1923 – August 26, 1986) was an American comedian, movie, television, stage, and voice actor. He was known for his roles as Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and as Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack.

Knight was born on December 7, 1923 in Terryville, Connecticut.[1] He was married to Dorothy Smith from 1948 until his death in 1986. They had three children, Ted, Jr., Elyse, and Eric Knight.

Knight died on August 26, 1986 in Glendale, California after going through colorectal cancer-surgery complications, aged 62.[2] He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.


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