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RIP George Gaynes, aka Commandant Lassard and Punky Brewster's dad

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Baron Scicluna, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    George Gaynes, who was the commandant of many, many, many Police Academy movies and played the adoptive dad on Punky Brewster died at 98.


    Also was one of the stars in Tootsie.

    Always enjoyed the Police Academy films, and watching him start out as the grumpy old man in Punky with a soft heart.

  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    “The two things an actor dreads most are children and
    dogs,” he told The Times in 1984. “I have both in this series.”

    That's a great legacy quote.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Single man in dingy apartment in Chicago gets clearance to adopt unrelated pre-pubescent girl. Uh-huh, nothing fishy there.

    Oh, and RIP.
  4. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Damn, just when we were about to appoint him as Abe Vigoda's replacement.
  5. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    RIP to a very, very good actor who had many, many good roles.
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