“Police Academy” star Marion Ramsey has died at 73-years-old.
The comedic actress’ administration confirmed the information on Thursday afternoon – although no reason for dying has been decided. Nevertheless, Deadline reported that she had been sick not too long ago.
Marion was finest recognized for taking part in Officer Laverne Hooks in “Police Academy.” The star’s signature function got here within the 1984 hit that starred Steve Guttenberg. Her high-pitched voice and comedic timing made her character a standout within the movie.
“Police Academy” was so successful, 5 sequels spawned over the subsequent 5 years with Marion showing in all of them.
She additionally appeared within the hit 1978 Broadway present “Eubie!”
Marion, who was born in Philadelphia, started her on-stage profession simply 4 years earlier than, performing in productions of “Howdy, Dolly!” The entertainer later starred alongside appearing legend Bette Davis within the musical “Miss Moffat” – which went on to develop into an enormous flop.
Round this time, Marion transitioned from stage to display and scored a visitor function on a 1976 episode of “The Jefferson’s.”