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George Gaynes

Actor

Born - 16 May 1917, Helsinki, Finland
Died - 15 February 2016

Big, hearty Hollywood actor, often in comedy, and probably best remembered for his broad portrayal of the hapless Commandant Lassard in all seven Police Academy film comedies. After stage experience, he began making TV appearances from the early 1950s, with films a decade later: P T 109 (1962), Joy House (1964), The Group (1966), Marooned (1969), Doctors' Wives (1971), The Way We Were (1973), Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976), Nickelodeon (1976), Altered States (1980), Tootsie (1982), Police Academy (1983, and six sequels), Micki + Maude (1984), The Numbers Game (1987), A Taxi Driver in New York (1992), The Fantastic Four (1994), The Crucible (1996), Wag the Dog (1997) and Just Married (2003), his last. Born George Jongejans, he was married for more than 60 years to the actress and singer Allyn Ann McLerie.