Howard Witt Dead at 85

Actor Howard Witt, who was nominated for a Tony award for best actor in a featured role in the 1999 Broadway remount of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” passed away on June 21. He was 85.

A real life character as well as “a character actor,” Witt, who had suffered a heart attack in 2002, died of “natural causes.” The death was confirmed by his daughter, Robin Witt.

Witt's long list of credits included guest appearances in more than 75 TV shows such as Kojak, The Bob Newhart Show, Rhoda, The Rockford Files, WKRP in Cincinnati, Archie Bunker’s Place, Hill Street Blues and Law & Order.

In 1980-1981, Witt played Lt. Joe Burke in 7 episodes of NBC soap opera Days of our Lives.

Survivors include another daughter, Deborah, a son, Joshua, and a grandson.





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