'Quincy' actor Eddie Garrett dies


Eddie Garrett, who played a photographer in the Los Angeles coroner's office on 100 episodes of NBC's "Quincy, M.E.," died May 13 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., after suffering a stroke. He was 82.

Pals with Jack Klugman, Garrett appeared on another Klugman TV series, ABC's "The Odd Couple," and had bit roles on "Ironside," "Batman" and "Medical Center," among many other shows.

Garrett also played a bartender in the 1977 Diane Keaton film "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" and a cop on Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" (1971).

A native of Milwaukee, Garrett delighted his folks by doing an impersonation of Bing Crosby. He wound up mastering more than 100 voices and used that talent in a nightclub act that lasted 16 years.

Garrett's 2006 book, "I Saw Stars ... In the 40's and 50's," featured more than 100 photos of Hollywood celebrities that he had taken as a high-school kid hanging around the studios.

Survivors include his wife, Maggie Hartshorn, and step-daughters Carla Jean Hartshorn and Susan Licursi.
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