Milestones, Feb. 26, 1973

Died. Wally Cox, 48, who made bespectacled, reedy-voiced timidity a profitable virtue as TV's Mr. Peepers; of an apparent heart attack; in Bel Air, Calif. After a short career as a nightclub comic and Broadway actor, Cox found stardom when his portrayal of the bungling, mild-mannered science teacher, Robinson Peepers, became a hit in 1952. After the show folded three years later, Cox was unable to shake his Milquetoast stereotype. His slow slide was only slightly interrupted by a short-lived TV situation comedy, minor movie roles, commercials and a stint as a game-show panelist.

Died. Tim Holt, 54, straight-shooting hero of...

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