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Mary Tyler Moore Show wins five Emmys
Mary Tyler Moore and her weekly comedy series won five Emmys at the 28th Annual Television Academy awards held in Hollywood on May 17, 1976 to top all other shows for the 1975-1976 season. Show regulars include (L-R): Edward (ED) Asner, Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore and Ted Knight. All won their Emmys for their roles in the Mary Tyler Moore Show except Asner, who won his for his performance in “Rich man, Poor Man.” (UPI Photo/Glenn Waggner/Files)
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Ted Knight (December 7, 1923 – August 26, 1986) was an American actor best known for playing the comedic role of Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Henry Rush on Too Close for Comfort, and Judge Smails in Caddyshack. Ted Knight has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to television, at 6673 Hollywood Boulevard.

Born Tadeusz Władysław Konopka to a Polish American family in Terryville, Connecticut, Knight dropped out of high school to enlist for military service in World War II, He was a member of A Company, 296th Engineer Combat Battalion, earning five battle stars while serving in the European Theatre.

In 1948, he married Dorothy Smith, and eventually had three children, Ted Knight. Jr., Elyse, and Eric.

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