Max Wright, known for playing father Willie Tanner on the hit ’80s sitcom , has died. He was 75.
Wright’s family confirmed his death . The actor reportedly died at his home in Hermosa Beach, Calif., after a battle with cancer. Wright was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1995, but had been in remission for many years.
Wright was a veteran actor of the small screen, popping up on a great many shows over a three-decade career, including , , WKRP in Cincinnati, and . He also appeared in such films as Reds and ‘s All That Jazz, and the miniseries adaptation of ‘s .
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Wright had a substantial stage career in addition to his onscreen work. He received a Tony Award nomination in 1998 for