Character actor and comedy writer Ted Zeigler died Dec. 12 of complications from pneumonia at the Northridge Regional Medical Center. He was 73.

Zeigler’s career began with the Chicago morning TV show “Uncle Bucky.”

He next worked on a talkshow in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to Montreal, where he created an hourlong midday TV series.

In 1970, Zeigler relocated to Los Angeles. He worked with the ensemble troupe on the “Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour” and performed and wrote for the “The Andy Williams Show,” “The Carol Burnett Show” and “The Ken Berry Show.”

He is survived by four children, two grandchildren and five siblings.

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