Florence Stanley
Veteran actress, regular on ' Barney Miller ' ; 79

Actress Florence Stanley, who launched her career on Broadway and was a regular on television shows including " Barney Miller, " has died of complications from a stroke. She was 79.

Ms. Stanley died Oct. 3 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, her husband, Martin Newman, said.

She appeared on Broadway in " Fiddler on the Roof, " " The Prisoner of Second Avenue " and was in the Manhattan Theater Club ' s " What ' s Wrong With This Picture? " before heading to Hollywood.

Her TV appearances include Judge Margaret Wilbur on " My Two Dads " and Bernice Fish on " Barney Miller, " as well as numerous guest roles on shows including " Dharma & Greg " last year.

Ms. Stanley had film roles in this year ' s " Down With Love " and was the gravelly voice of Wilhelmina Packard in the 2001 animated film " Atlantis: The Lost Empire. "

Born in Chicago, Ms. Stanley graduated from Northwestern University.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children and two grandchildren.
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Oct. 12, 2003.
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