'CPO Sharkey' Actor David Landsberg Dies At 73

Actor, Writer And Producer, David Landsberg Pa s ses Away At 73

  • CPO Sharkey star David Landsberg died at the age of 73.
  • His daughter Caryn O'Neill revealed that he died on Sunday, 5th August.
  • He rose to fame for his role of Skolnick in CPO Sharkey.

Actor, screenwriter, and producer, David Landsberg, who is best known for his role in CPO Sharkey died at the age of 73.

His daughter, Caryn O'Neill told The Hollywood Reporter that her father took his last breath Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She also revealed that Landsberg died from the complications which arose after surgery for esophageal cancer.

Landsberg also worked as a writer and producer including a few episodes of Blossom, Fantasy Island, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Herman's Head, among others.

His most prominent role was in CPO Sharkey, which apparently was his national onscreen debut where he played a role of a Jewish New Yorker Skolnick. Before he put his step in acting, he worked at a large advertising firm in New York.

The memorial service for the actor was held on Sunday afternoon at Mount Sinai in the Hollywood Hills. MSN reported that the bereaved family requested that instead of flowers, donations could be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

David Landsberg is survived by his brother Joseph (his wife, Judy), son Daniel (his wife, Candice), daughter, Caryn O'Neill,  granddaughters Carly, Bettie and Siouxsie; nieces Jodi and Kristen; and nephews Bryan and Michael.


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