Barney Miller Actor Steve Landesberg Death?

Actor Steve Landesberg's death took place today. Landesberg passed away in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. He was 65.

Steve Landesberg was best known for his role as the intellectual and sometimes annoying Detective Sgt. Arthur Dietrich on the 1970s cop comedy "Barney Miller."

On the TV show, some complex legal, literary, historic or scientific question would come up, and the other cops would turn and look at Steve Landesberg's character.

How many awards did Steve Landesberg win with Barney Miller and during his career?

asked by Tyler in Television | 2793 views | 12-21-2010 at 10:32 PM

Barney Miller won several awards in its day, including an Emmy for outstanding comedy series in 1982 and the Golden Globe award for best television comedy or musical series in 1976 and 1977.

Steve Landesberg joined the cast in 1976 as Dietrich, whom a Times reviewer once referred to as "infuriatingly cerebral."

Landesberg died Monday, according to his agent, Jeffrey Leavitt. No cause of death was given, but U.S. media reported he had been battling cancer.

In addition to his stint on the sitcom, Landesberg made guest appearances on a number of shows, including "Saturday Night Live," "The Golden Girls" and "Law & Order." He also appeared in the 2008 movie "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."

answered by Mia | 12-21-2010 at 10:33 PM

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