William Windom was born in 1923 in Manhattan to Paul Windom, an architect, and the former Isobel Wells Peckham. In 1964, the Herman Steiner Chess Club sponsored part of Bobby Fischer’s great simul tour of the USA. A very familiar face to television viewers, actor William Windom, has died from congestive heart failure at the age of 88. While stationed in Frankfurt, he studied and became involved in drama at the Biarritz American University in France. She liked to play chess. Born circa 1941, Earle claimed that when he was ten years old in 1951, he had watched the film I Was a Communist for the F.B.I., and had as a result been greatly inspired to seek out a job in law enforcement. One of his regular chess partners was actor William Windom (1923-Aug 16, 2012). He served in the United States Army during World War II. He usually plays chess on his computer.
William Windom was born on Sept. 28, 1923, in Manhattan to Paul Windom, an architect, and the former Isobel Wells Peckham. ... Also a tournament chess player, Windom is … Big Fish, Little Fish William Baker (1971) That Girl Joseph Nelson (1971) The Forty-Eight Hour Mile Bernard Christie (1970) In 1959, Leslie Parrish (1935- ) starred as Daisy Mae in the movie version of Li'l Abner. One of his regular chess partners was actor William Windom (1923-Aug 16, 2012). There is a photo of Claude Akins and William Windom playing chess in the March 1988 issue of Chess Life. A tournament-level player, he was twice profiled in Chess Life magazine. Actor Alan Alda (born in 1936) is a chess player. William Windom was an American actor.

Actors William Windom and Claude Akins try Out a Chess Set by Designed by Ganine Singers Helen Reddy and Graham Nash at Los Angeles Celebrity Tournament - 1988 Karpov Plays Consultation Game with Actors Jesse Vint and Gene Scherer - Mazatlan, Mexico - 1988
He played a wide variety of roles in both film and television during a near 60-year career, but is best known for his roles in two sitcoms: as Glen Morley, a fictional congressman in The Farmer's Daughter, his Emmy Award winning role as cartoonist John Monroe in the short-lived comedy My World and Welcome to It.

William Windom was a chess enthusiast. In 1962, she appeared in The Manchurian Candidate. Lansbury says she was unaware of his sexuality until their separation. Windom Earle was a former FBI agent, paired up with Agent Dale Cooper, later declared insane following the murder of his wife, Caroline. There is a photo of Claude Akins and William Windom playing chess in the March 1988 issue of Chess Life.