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American actor Al Molinaro passed away

In 1970, Molinaro was offered the role of police officer Murray Greshler on the TV sitcom The Odd Couple, which took him to new heights of success.

Nov 2, 2015 10:17 IST
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Al MolinaroAmerican actor Al Molinaro, best known for playing diner owner Al Delvecchio on the TV series Happy Days, died on 30 October 2015 in Glendale, California due to complications from gall stones. He was 96.

Molinaro was also known for his character named Murray Greshler, which he played in TV series The Odd Couple. Besides, he also starred in TV commercials for On-Cor frozen dinners for 16 years.

The actor, born on 24 June 1919 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, studied acting and was offered guest roles on TV sitcoms, including Bewitched, Get Smart, Green Acres, and That Girl, in the 1960s and the 1970s.

In 1970, Molinaro was offered the role of police officer Murray Greshler on the TV sitcom The Odd Couple, which took him to new heights of success.

He also acted in two films, 1976's Freaky Friday and 1980's The Great American Traffic Jam.

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