'Caddyshack': Where Are They Now?

It proved a huge boost to his career, leading to roles in the films "Easy Money" and "Back to School." He also appeared in a series of Miller Lite commercials. In later years, Dangerfield made appearances in the films "Natural Born Killers" and Adam Sandler's "Little Nicky."

In 2004, Dangerfield lapsed into a coma and died on October 5, just shy of his 83rd birthday. Since his death he has gotten plenty of respect: hospital suites bearing his name, a Comedy Central commemoration and an Irish rock band, The Dangerfields, named in his honor.

Ted Knight/Judge Smails

Ted Knight in 1979; he died six years later.

Ted Knight was best known to audiences for his role as Ted Baxter, the befuddled newscaster on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," a role for which he won two Emmy awards.

After the series ended in 1977, Knight's career was revived with his role as pompous Judge Smails in "Caddyshack." Following the film he returned to television in the ABC series "Too Close for Comfort." The show continued for six years until Knight became ill with colon cancer. He died in August 26, 1986, at the age of 62.

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