American actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. died on May 2, 2014, at the age of 95. He died of natural causes at his ranch in Solvang, California, and was buried in New Hartford, Connecticut.
Zimbalist was best known for his starring roles in two television series from 1958 to 1974. He played private detective Stuart Bailey on “77 Sunset Strip,” which aired on ABC for six seasons, and federal agent Inspector Lewis Erskine on "The F.B.I.," which aired for nine seasons.
Zimbalist played the voice of Alfred the Butler on several “Batman" animated series, and he had recurring roles on the television shows “Maverick,” “Hotel” and "Zorro." Zimbalist also appeared several times on the 1980s series “Remington Steele," which starred his daughter Stephanie Zimbalist.