Ken Olfson dies at 60

Veteran TV and film character actor

Character actor Ken Olfson, who assayed comedy roles on numerous TV shows beginning in the 1970s, died Jan. 13 of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 60.

Olfson had a recurring role on the TV series “The Nancy Walker Show,” and appeared on “Three’s Company,” “Happy Days,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Remington Steele” and “The Carol Burnett Show.”

Feature credits included “Mickey and Maude,” “Mr. Mom,” “You Light Up My Life” and “Spaceballs.”

He later became a coordinator and supervisor at the mid-Wilshire district’s Southern California Counseling Center.

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