Sad news that Steve Landesberg has passed away.
I really enjoyed him as Detective Arthur Dietrich in the Barney Millertelevision series. But I think I first noticed him in Paul Sands in Friends and Lovers. He was a stand up comic and was often on the Carson show or similar programs in the 70s.
Even though I was fairly young I really enjoyed his deadpan stand up. That carried over in the the Paul Sand series and certainly Barney Miller.
Landesberg continued to work and even appeared in some big pictures recently. He was only 65 which makes his passing even that much sadder. Of course anyone's passing is a sad time, but 65 just isn't as old as 65 used to be.
Goodbye Steve, you will be missed.