Harry Holcombe, a prominent character actor of the 1960s and '70s, made his film debut with a bit part as a Nazi pilot in the 1943 war drama "The Purple V. " It'd be another 10 years before Holcombe would find his way to television, where he landed the lead in the small-town drama series "The Wonderful John Acton." The show failed to catch on, but Holcombe became a familiar face on television, earning a string of one-off roles on popular programs throughout the 1960s, including the Miami-set cop drama "Surfside 6," the science-fiction family-comedy "My Favorite Martian," and the witch-in-suburbia comedy "Bewitched." It was his work in sitcoms that led to comedic roles in films like the Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau buddy comedy "The Fortune Cookie" and the Lucille Ball/Henry Fonda blended-family comedy "Yours, Mine and Ours." By the 1970s, Holcombe had become a recurring figure in commercials, playing Grandpa in the admired Country Time Lemonade TV spots. He also branched out into exploitation movies with a role in the pivotal Pam Grier blaxploitation feature "Foxy Brown." After a role opposite a boxing kangaroo in the crime caper "Matilda," Holcombe retired, having appeared in more than 80 film and television productions.