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Actor Who Played Iconic Sitcom ‘Super’ Dies

Jan 7, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The actor who became a familiar face on TV and made a lasting impression as the building superintendent on the hit 1970s sitcom “One Day at a Time” has died.

USA Today reports that Pat Harrington Jr., best known for his performance as Schneider on the CBS series, died Wednesday evening. He was 86.

Harrington’s family announced his death late Wednesday in a posting on Facebook, with his daughter Tresa Harrington writing: “It is with the most unimaginable pain and sadness, that I tell you my father, Pat Harrington, Jr. passed away at 11:09 PM this evening. We were all with him today and tonight: crying, laughing and loving him.”

“One Day at a Time,” a Norman Lear production, aired from 1975-1984 and also starred Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Bertinelli and MacKenzie Phillips. Harrington’s character, the scene-stealing Dwayne Schneider, considered himself a ladies’ man, and was known for comments like, “The ladies in this building don’t call me ‘super’ for nothing.”

pat harrington jr as schneider-facebookPat Harrington Jr. as Schneider (Facebook)


  1. What a sadness. He brought so many smiles and laughs. One of a kind.

  2. Antenna TV will be airing a 9-hour tribute to Pat Harrington (18 episodes) of “One Day at a Time” on Saturday, Jan. 9 beginning at 1 pm ET.

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