Roger Smith, '77 Sunset Strip' star and Ann-Margret’s husband, dies at 84

Roger Smith, who starred in the series "77 Sunset Strip" and was married to actress Ann-Margret, died Sunday in Sherman Oaks. He was 84.

The handsome leading man retired from acting after being diagnosed with myasthenia gravis in 1980. After that, he managed his wife's career and produced several of her TV specials. The couple had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 8.

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(Original Caption) Actress Ann-Margret is shown with her fiance Roger Smith.
Roger Smith has starred in both television and film, but is best known for his role as Jeff Spencer in the television show, 77 Sunset Strip. (Photo by ?? John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - FEBRUARY 23,1956: Actor Roger Smith and his wife actress Victoria Shaw attend the Foreign Press Awards at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
10th April 1967: EXCLUSIVE Swedish-born actor Ann-Margret smiles with her husband, American actor Roger Smith, as they attend the Academy Awards, Santa Monica, California. She wears a evening dress with a fringed cape and long white gloves (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)
CANADA - JULY 02: Former sunset stripper Roger Smith is co-producing movie that began shooting yesterday in Toronto house. His presence delights neighborhood girls as he strolls around with smoked glasses accenting his California tan. (Photo by Boris Spremo/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Ann-Margret and Roger Smith during Ann-Margret at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York - May 11, 1969 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
British actors Roger Moore, for the first time engaging in the legendary part of secret agent James Bond, and Madeline Smith, as Miss Caruso, in a scene from the movie Live and Let Die, by British director Guy Hamilton; they are embraced in intimacy, while they face the front. 1973. (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Roger Smith Ann-Margret with a fur collar; circa 1970; New York. (Photo by Art Zelin/Getty Images)
Roger Smith with sun glasses and Ann-Margret in the back of a limo; circa 1970; New York. (Photo by Art Zelin/Getty Images)
Roger Smith, husband of Ann-Margret, outside the Copa Bar; circa 1970; New York. (Photo by Art Zelin/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during Ann-Margret File Photos in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret and husband Roger Smith during Ann-Margret Sighting at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel - 1972 at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1979: Ann-Margret and Roger Smith circa 1979 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Images/Getty Images)
Cher and Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during 'Joseph Andrews' Los Angeles Premiere at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - 1980: Actress Ann-Margretand husband Roger smith pose for a portrait in 1980 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1983: Ann-Margret and Roger Smith circa 1983 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Images/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during 'La Cage Aux Folles' Broadway Opening - August 21, 1983 at Palace Theater in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - 1985: Actress Ann-Margretand husband Roger smith pose for a portrait in 1985 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during American Ballet Theater Opening Night Gala - March 4, 1986 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during Crystal Awards June 5, 1987 at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during Professional Dance Society's Gypsy Awards Luncheon at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during Benefit Fundraiser for John Gary at Bel Age Hotel in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during Ann-Margret Autographs 'Ann-Margret: My Story' - February 25, 1994 at Book Soup in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Red Carpet at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Roger Smith and Ann-Margaret pictured in New York City in 1983. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during 33rd Annual Thalians Ball at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during Ann-Margret's Opening Night Performance Party at Gator's Restaurant in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Red Carpet at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during 15th Annual Love Ride Benefit at Harley Davidson Store in Glendale, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret & Husband Roger Smith during 'Any Given Sunday' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Ann-Margret and husband Roger Smith attend the Best Budies Tribute to Ann-Margret at the Four Seasons Hotel on September 9, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 21: Actress Anne-Margret and husband Roger Smith arrive at 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 21: Actor Roger Smith (R) and actress Ann-Margret poses with Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series award for 'Law & Order: SVU' in press room during 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awardsat the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Roger Smith, Ann-Margret and Kiehl's President Chris Salgardo attend Ann-Margret Honors The Wounded Warrior Project at Kiehl's Since 1851 Nolita on September 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
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On "77 Sunset Strip," Smith played detective Jeff Spencer, who partnered with Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as his partner. The show ran from 1958 to 1964, though Smith left in 1963. His Spencer character made appearances on other detective shows of the period including "Surfside 6" and "Hawaiian Eye."

After "77 Sunset Strip" ended its run, Smith had the title role in the comedy series "Mr. Roberts," adapted from the movie about a World War II Navy lieutenant.

He also appeared in movies including "Man of a Thousand Faces," "No Time to Be Young" and "Auntie Mame."

He is survived by his wife, and a daughter and two sons from his first marriage.

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Roger Smith, who starred in the series "77 Sunset Strip" and was married to actress Ann-Margret, died Sunday in Sherman Oaks. He was 84.

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