Stuart Margolin, a well-known actor and director passed away on December 12, 2022 at the age of 82. He was best recognized for his role as Evelyn Martin in The Rockford Files, an NBC detective drama series. Max Martini, Margolin’s stepson, announced the news on social media with a photo of Margolin. According to Max, Stuart died surrounded by his family. He continued:
“A fantastic actor/writer/producer/director. But more importantly, he was a wonderfully able stepfather who was always there for his family with love and support. Dad, rest in peace. Keep them cool.”
Stuart Margolin died of natural causes. He was in Staunton, Virginia, at the time of his death.
Who was Stuart Margolin? Career, Most Memorable Role
Stuart Margolin rose to prominence in the entertainment world thanks to his repeated appearances in films, television shows and on stage. However, his most famous role was that of Evelyn Martin in The Rockford Files. Evelyn was a close friend of Jim Rockford and was also known as “Angel” in the series. He served three to four years in San Quentin Prison before being pardoned for good behavior.
The character was known as the consummate con artist whose schemes got Jim Rockford into more trouble. Despite this, Jim maintained his relationship with Evelyn. Evelyn was born in Texas and served in the military during the Korean War. Evelyn usually wore a crimson wide-collared blouse and black slacks. Despite his efforts to live a luxurious life, he was in constant trouble, which prompted Jim to come to his aid. From September 13, 1974 to January 10, 1980, The Rockford Files ran for six seasons and 123 episodes. Aside from Margolin, James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos and Gretchen Corbett also played.
Stuart Margolin has also directed a number of television series.
Stuart Margolin rose to prominence after appearing in The Rockford Files. He then appeared in such series as Heroes, The Partridge Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Monkees, Love, American Style and others. He was also known for his roles in movies like Limbo, Death Wish, Futureworld, Days of Heaven, Class and others. Women of the Prehistoric Planet, The Gamblers, The California Kid, A Killer in the Family, The Lay of the Land, The Hoax, and more movies have featured him.
Margolin was not only a well-known actor, but also an excellent filmmaker, having directed a number of TV episodes, including Sara, Bret Maverick, Wonder Woman, Northern Exposure and others. He also had a short career in music, writing songs for Jerry Riopelle, The Parade, RB Greaves and others.