Via HollywoodReporter.com. Bill Macy, who played Bea Arthur's long suffering husband Walter in the 1970's sitcom "Maude," passed away Thursday night at the age of 97.
Maude was a spinoff from All in the Family and ran for 6 seasons from 1972 to 1978. Walter was the fourth husband of the strong-willed feminist played by Arthur and the owner of Findlay's Friendly Appliances in Tuckahoe, N.Y. When he managed to get off a good crack against his wife, Maude frequently would say, "God will get you for that, Walter."
Born in Revere, Macy also appeared on such series as St. Elsewhere,The Facts of Life,NYPD Blue, and Seinfeld.
Besides getting laughs on Maude, he also shocked the TV audience by slapping his wife during an episode about his character's drinking problem. Check it out...