Stuart Margolin, best known for his Emmy-winning role in “The Rockford Files,” died Monday at age 82 of natural causes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Margolin, one of the busiest actors of his day, appeared on episodes of “Love, American Style,” “The Partridge Family,” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
One of his memorable film roles was in the 1974 action film “Death Wish.” Acting alongside Charles Bronson, Margolin plays a developer who gives Bronson’s character a tour of a shooting range and later gives a gun.
The actor landed his career-long role as Evelyn “Angel” Martin on “The Rockford Files.” Angel would help private detective Jim Rockford, played by James Garner, by getting information on cases while sometimes getting Rockford in hot water.
Margolin won Emmys in 1979 and 1980 for his work on the popular NBC show.
Margolin is survived by one brother, Arnold, stepsons Max and Christopher Martini, his third wife, Pat, and daughter Michelle Martini.
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