Bill Macy Biography
Bill Macy born Wolf Martin Garber was an American actor best known for playing Bea Arthur’s husband Walter Findlay on ‘Maude’. He died on October 17, 2019.
Bill Macy Age
Bill was 97 years old at the time of his death; he was born on May 18, 1922 in Revere, Massachusetts, U.S.
Bill Macy Family
Bill was born to Mollie (née Friedopfer) (1889-1986) and Michael Garber (1884-1974), a manufacturer. He was raised Jewish.
Bill Macy Wife
Bill married his wife Samantha Harper in 1975, the two met on the set of the 1969 Off Broadway play “Oh! Calcutta!”. She is a broadway, film, and TV actress as well as a poet and novelist.
Bill Macy Actor
Macy began acting in 1958 after scoring a Broadway gig as Walter Matthau’s understudy in “Once More, With Feeling.” In 1966, he played a cab driver on the soap opera “The Edge of Night.” He was brought to Hollywood by sitcom creator Norman Lear where he earned a small part as a police officer in “All in the Family” and then landed the role of Findlay on “Maude,” which ran for six seasons from 1972 to 1978.
He made other television appearances in “Seinfeld,” “St. Elsewhere,” “The Facts of Life,” “NYPD Blue” and “My Name Is Earl.” His other film credits include “Serial,” “Movers & Shakers” and “Surviving Christmas.”
Bill Macy Net worth
Bill’s net worth is not in the public domain.
Bill Macy Movies
- The Producers (1967)
- The Jerk (1979)
- Death at Love House (1976)
- The Late Show (1977)
- Serial (1980)
- Movers & Shakers (1985)
- Bad Medicine (1985)
- Tales from the Darkside (1986)
- Sibling Rivalry (1990)
- The Doctor (1991)
- Me, Myself and I (1992)
- Analyze This (1999)
- Surviving Christmas (2004)
- The Holiday (2006)
- Mr. Woodcock (2007)
- Perry Mason and The Case Of The Murdered Madame (1987)
Bill Macy Death
Bill died on October 17, 2019. His death was announced by his producer and manager Matt Beckoff on Facebook. He wrote; “My buddy Bill Macy passed away at 7:13 pm tonight. He was a spitfire right up to the end. What an honor to book him for Gilbert Gottfried II Frank Santopadre and Dara Kravitz Gottfried podcast. It really was the cherry on top. He LOVED being on that show. My condolences to his beautiful wife Samantha Harper Macy.”
Bill Macy Cause of Death
Bill cause of death has not been revealed yet.
Bill Macy Tribute
#BreakingNews – Longtime actor Bill Macy, best known for playing Bea Arthur’s husband on “Maude,” passed away last night at the age of 97. I only interviewed him once but I liked him immediately. May he R.I.P.
(Photo courtesy CBS) pic.twitter.com/Lxs1mZgomG
— George Pennacchio (@abc7george) October 18, 2019
Bill Macy (5/18/22-10/17/19) ?❤️
80sThen80sNow is Sad to Report the Passing of Brilliant Actor Mr. Bill Macy.
Most Know Him as Maude’s Husband Arthur but Bill Appeared in over 70 TV and Films including 1980s Serial, Movers & Shakers, Bad Medicine and Tales From the Darkside. pic.twitter.com/Rd6FhlThjc
— 80sThen80sNow (@80sThen80sNow) October 18, 2019
Goodbye to the splendid Bill Macy. (It’s fun to go back and watch episodes of Maude and appreciate how he and Bea Arthur, and all the rest of them, played their lines with Minsky’s sketch rat-a-tat-tat-ness. Oh, the timing!) pic.twitter.com/OF09cnMDW2
— Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer) October 18, 2019
RIP Bill Macy, the longtime Hollywood character actor who portrayed Walter Findlay on the series “Maude”—constantly hearing from his TV wife “God will get you for that, Arthur.” pic.twitter.com/lh7gq1Ojxo
— Biography.com (@biography) October 18, 2019