American actor Dabney Coleman dies at 92

American actor Dabney Coleman dies at 92
American actor Dabney Coleman dies at 92

Actor Dabney Coleman, star of 9 to 5, Tootsie And Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, notably, died on May 16. Coleman died at his home in Santa Monica, said his daughter, singer Quincy Coleman, on Saturday May 18, reports The Hollywood Reporter. He was 92 years old.

For twenty years, Dabney Coleman starred in films and television shows as a talented but largely unnoticed performer. His notoriety suddenly changed in 1976 when he was cast as the corrupt mayor in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartmana satirical soap opera so over-the-top that no network touched it.

A show that has become cult

Producer Norman Lear eventually put together the series, which starred Louise Lasser in the title role. The show quickly became cult. Mr. Coleman’s character, Mayor Merle Jeeter, was particularly popular. His masterful and comic performance was praised by the world of cinema and television.

The man, very tall (1.90 meters) with a large mustache, then left his mark in many popular films, notably War Games, You’ve Got Mail And The Towering Inferno.

Recognition awards

He won a Golden Globe for his role in the show The Slap Maxwell Story and one Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Legal Drama Sworn to Silence. Some of his recent appearances include Ray Donovan and a recurring role in Boardwalk Empirefor which he won two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Twice divorced, Dabney Coleman is survived by four children: Meghan, Kelly, Randy and Quincy.

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