Florence Schwartz Stanley, an actress known for her gravelly voice, died on Oct. 3 from a stroke. She was 79.
Born in Chicago, Stanley graduated from Northwestern University then moved to New York City to make a name for herself on stage. She launched her career in the Studio One production of “The Taming of the Shrew,” and was a member of the original Broadway cast of Neil Simon’s “The Prisoner of Second Avenue.”
In the mid-1970s, she became a regular on the hit TV sitcom, “Barney Miller,” and its spin-off, “Fish,” as Det. Fish’s wife. She was also a cast member on the TV shows “Dark Shadows” and “My Two Dads.” Stanley’s distinctive voice landed her roles in several animated films, including “Dinosaurs,” “Family Guy” and “Atlantis: The Lost Empire.” Her final movie was the Ewan McGregor/Ren