“Forgotten Hollywood”- Goodbye to George Gaynes

Posted on February 19, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

george gaynes   George Gaynes, the star of cult 1980s classics like Punky Brewster and Police Academy. Even though he started acting in the 1950s, the actor received his first big break in the 1982, when he was cast in Tootsie. Starring opposite Dustin Hoffman, Gaynes’ lustful soap opera star was a hit, and the film went on to receive ten Academy Awards that year. Two years later, he was cast in the misfit comedy Police Academy. The lowbrow humor didn’t sit well with critics, but audiences loved it. The comedy would become the sixth highest grossing film of 1984 and spawned six sequels, all of which included Gaynes. He also had a recurring role in the soap opera, Search for Tomorrow.                                          GEORGE GAYNES —>

   He rapidly built a reputation as a Broadway musical comedy performer in the 1940s and 1950s, which led to guest-starring roles on television. He appeared on Cheyenne, Bonanza, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Patty Duke Show, Mission Impossible, Hawaii 5-0, Hogan’s Heroes, MannixColumbo, The Six Million Dollar Man, McCloud, Cannon, McMillan & Wife, WKRP in Cincinnati, Quincy M.E., Matlock, Cheers, and Chicago Hope. Gaynes also had a prominent part in the mini-series, Rich Man Poor Man. In cinema, he co-starred in PT 109, The Group, Marooned, The Way We Were, Altered States, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, and Wag the Dog.

   George Gaynes was 98.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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