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Mr. George Gaynes

16 May 1817 - 15 Feb 2016

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  • Name: Mr. George Gaynes
  • Date of Birth: 16 May 1817
  • Passed Away On: 15 Feb 2016
  • Religion: christian
  • Location: North Bend , Washington
  • Address: Washington, North Bend, US

Life Summary

George Gaynes, the bushy-eye browed opera singer and actor was famous for playing the older fops, blustery vain fools etc on the series, Punky Brewster. Before World War II, George played opera on the stages of Italy and France. He was also a comedy performer of stage, screen and television.

Biography

In 1917, Gaynes was born in Finland. Gaynes, grew up in France, Switzerland and England. During World War II, he served in the Royal Netherlands Navy. Soon after that, he shifted to the United States and became a citizen. In 1953, Gaynes was married to the famous dancer, stage and television actress, Allyn Ann McLerie. They had two children named Matthew and Iya.

He also began his acting career on Broadway. In 1940s and 1950s, he gathered fame as a  musical comedy performer. He tried to keep his musical stage performances and plays both dramatic and comic alternately. In cinema, his role of Commandant Eric Lassard in the Police Academy series was praiseworthy. In television, he was best known for his role on the NBC series Punky Brewster of that of the foster parent Henry Warnimont. On February 15, 2016, at the age of 98, Gaynes passed away in North Bend, Washington.   

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