Wally Cox, who portrayed the meek schoolteacher Robinson Peepers on television in the early 50s, died of an apparent heart attack Thursday in his Bel-Air home. He was 48.
Patricia Cox, wife of the gentle comedian, discovered him lying fully clothed on their bed.
"A detailed autopsy revealed severe coronary disease due to arteriosclerosis," said Coroner Dr. Thomas Noguchi. "The death appears to be the result of a heart attack."
Although the bespectacled Cox made frequent television appearances in recent years, and was a regular on the NBC daytime panel show, The Hollywood Squares, it was for his role as the owlish Mr. Peepers that he was most...