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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 August 1929New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 6 January 2016Los Angeles, California, USA  (Alzheimer's Disease)
Birth NameDaniel Patrick Harrington Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

Pat Harrington Jr. was born on August 13, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Patrick Harrington Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for One Day at a Time (1975), The President's Analyst (1967) and A Garfield Christmas Special (1987). He was married to Sally Cleaver and Marjorie Ann Gortner. He died on January 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Sally Cleaver (12 May 2001 - 6 January 2016) (his death)
Marjorie Ann Gortner (19 November 1955 - 1985) (divorced) (4 children)

Trivia (13)

Has four children and three grandchildren
Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University (New York City, USA) in 1950.
Pro wrestler The Honky Tonk Man based his gimmick on the character (Dwayne Schneider) that Harrington played on One Day at a Time (1975).
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 207-208. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
Has a Masters Degree in Political Philosophy.
Received his B.A. and M.A. from New York's Fordham University.
After the Korean War, where he served in the Air Force as an Intelligence Officer and achieved the rank of First Lieutenant, he went to work at NBC in New York.
In addition to his skills as an actor, he is also an accomplished writer. His work includes twelve "One Day at a Time" scripts he wrote for the series.
His son, Patrick Harrington, is an advertising executive living in Tucson; second son Michael Harrington, is an actor; Terry Harrington, is a pianist and composer; Tresa Harrington (aka Tresa-Caitlin Harrington) was a ballerina, whose credits include New York's Joffrey Ballet.
He worked with his son, Michael Harrington, in the Who's the Boss? (1984) episode, Who's the Boss?: Guess Who's Coming Forever? (1985).
For Pat Harrington Jr. the character of Dwayne F. Schneider refused to die as he reprised the role in a series of TV spots for Trak Auto parts in the late 80's (LONG after One day at a time was canceled).
When Pat was on "Tattletales" with his wife Marjorie, he stated that he had a pilot's license and flew small planes.

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