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George Gaynes Dead - 'Police Academy' Actor Dies at 98

George Gaynes Dead - 'Police Academy' Actor Dies at 98

George Gaynes, a character actor known for his work in seven Police Academy movies, has died at age 98.

The versatile actor passed away on Monday (February 15) in North Bend, Wash, according to Variety. He is survived by his wife Allyn Ann McLerie, his daughter, one granddaughter, and two great-granddaughters.

George is also well known for his work on the sitcom Punky Brewster as the title character’s foster parent and eventual adoptive father, as well as his role opposite Dustin Hoffman in the movie Tootsie.

We send our thoughts and condolences to George‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • Anna

    My condolences to the family but damn, 98 is a very long time. I wish I’m lucky enough to live that long and happy one day.

  • Koos

    he enjoyed life………………..must be.

  • Anna

    Of course, he must have. I highly doubt anyone miserable could live that long. He probably lived very happy. 98…that’s 2 years shy of 100. 100!!!

  • Anna

    Of course, he must have. I highly doubt anyone miserable could live that long. He probably lived very happy. 98…that’s 2 years shy of 100. 100!!!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 Christopher I. Gomes

    “Frank Smith” He was a great actor and he lived a great life!!! I hope he is given a tribute.

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