'Mary Tyler Moore Show' actor Richard Schaal dead at 86

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HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 31: Actress Valerie Harper and husband actor Richard Schaal attend the Opening Night Performance of Lily Tomlin's One-Woman Show 'Appearing Nightly' on January 31, 1978 at the Huntington Hartford Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actors and spouses Valerie Harper and Richard Schaal, attending a television awards dinner, Hollywood, California, March 1972. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MARCH 9: Actress Valerie Harper and husband actor Richard Schaal attend the Fourth Annual American Film Insittute (AFI) Lifetime Achievement Award Salute to William Wyler on March 9, 1976 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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CENTURY CITY, CA - MARCH 9: Richard Schaal and Valerie Harper attend Fourth Annual American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Awards Honoring William Wyler on March 9, 1976 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Actor and comedian Richard Schaal, a member of Chicago's legendary Second City improv group in the 1960s, died Tuesday at the age of 86.

Schaal was best known for his work in many classic sitcoms including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, The Bob Newhart Show, Phyllis, and Just My Luck.

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Schaal was married to actress Valerie Harper in 1964, however the couple later divorced in 1978. American Dad voice actress Wendy Schaal is Richard's daughter from his previous marriage to Lois Treacy.

Aside from his frequent work in television, Schaal also appeared in films such as Slaughterhouse-Five and The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, among others.

Schaal delivered one of his most interesting and intense performances in the made-for-TV movie The Cube - Jim Henson's experimental, live-action, psychedelic drama about a man stuck in a small white room that others can enter and exit he can never escape, and he slowly goes crazy.

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The Los Angeles Times reports that Schaal died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, California. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

Schaal is survived by his daughter, Wendy.

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