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Feb 17 2016
Stage & TV Character Actor George Gaynes Dies @ 98 Comments (0)

George-Gaynes-punky-brewster-597246_428_540May 16, 1917—February 15, 2016 (Image via NBC)

George Gaynes, a character actor many will remember from Punky Brewster (1984-1988), has died at 98.

Gaynes was a reliable musical comedy man on Broadway in the '40s, and later made his mark in films and on episodic television. He was in the first Police Academy movie (1984) and on General Hospital (1994), among many other gigs.

At the time of his death, Gaynes had been married for 62 years to another long-lived stage and film actress, Allyn Ann McLerie, who will turn 90 this year.