This week: a sit-com star, a Tony Award-winning actor and a celebrated sculptor

THE actor Ken Berry, who has died aged 85, was best known for playing the affable and clumsy Captain Wilton Parmenter in the 1960s sitcom F Troop.

F Troop was only made from 1965 to 1967 but the show was repeated for many years and the accident-prone Captain Parmenter became one of Berry’s most well-known roles. After F Troop, he went to on to star in another sit-com, Mayberry R.F.D., a spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show, where Berry appeared during the show’s final year.

Berry’s co-star in F Troop, Larry Storch, said in a Facebook post that his friend’s death was devastating. “Ken, we hope you know how much you were loved," he said. "Goodnight Captain. We miss you already.”

Berry married actress Jackie Joseph-Lawrence in 1960. They divorced in 1976 but remained good friends.

“I’m feeling so much love and gratitude for the affection and kindness expressed by Ken’s friends and admirers,” Joseph-Lawrence said. She also expressed gratitude for Susie Walsh, “Ken’s dear partner for the last 26 years, for bringing him laughter and devotion and care.”

Berry’s last television series was Mama’s Family, which aired for six seasons beginning in 1983. But F Troop was the show that remained closest to his heart.

“I have never been that happy in my life,” Berry once said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Berry is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Kate. The couple’s son, John Kenneth, died in 2016.

THE Tony Award-winning actor Philip Bosco, who has died aged 88, was well known for his work on stage and in film - he appeared in Working Girl, the 1988 Harrison Ford romantic comedy-drama, and The Savages, the Laura Linney comedy-drama about two siblings caring for their elderly father, played by Bosco.

Bosco was a Broadway veteran who won a Tony Award in 1989 for best actor for his role as the head of an opera company in the comedy Lend Me a Tenor. He received nominations for his performances in The Rape of the Belt, Heartbreak House, You Never Can Tell and Moon Over Buffalo. He also starred in a 2004 production of Twelve Angry Men.

Before acting, Bosco worked in a carnival as a trailer truck driver.

The actor's daughter, Celia Bosco, said her father died at his home in Haworth, New Jersey. She said her father had complications with dementia.

THE sculptor Robert Morris, who has died aged 87, was one of the founders of the minimalist movement that emerged in the 1960s.

The Castelli Gallery, which is currently exhibiting his work, confirmed that Morris died of pneumonia in Kingston, New York.

Morris studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute. After a stint in the Army Corps of Engineers he began making abstract expressionist paintings.

In 1956, he moved to New York City where he joined the avant-garde scene and began producing and exhibiting neo-Dada sculptures.

He later went on to expand on the minimalist style using a variety of media, from performance to plywood. One of his large-scale works was composed of piles of earth and felt. A common theme was fear of nuclear war.