Dabney Coleman, actor from ‘9 to 5’ and ‘Tootsie’, dead at 92

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Dabney Coleman

LOS ANGELES, May 18: Renowned actor Dabney Coleman, known for his versatile roles in Hollywood, has died at the age of 92, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Coleman passed away on Thursday, May 16, at his residence in Santa Monica, California, as revealed by his daughter Quincy Coleman in a statement to PEOPLE.

In her tribute, Quincy described her father as a man who lived his life with curiosity, generosity, and a vibrant sense of humor that resonated with audiences worldwide. She expressed gratitude for his enduring legacy and the impact he made through his work.

Survived by his sister, Beverly Coleman McCall, and his children Meghan, Kelly, Randy, and Quincy Coleman, along with grandchildren, Coleman leaves behind a remarkable career spanning over six decades.

Born in Austin in 1932, Coleman’s journey into acting began after his college years at the University of Texas. Following his service in the Army, he pursued his passion for acting, training under Sanford Meisner in New York City.

Coleman’s career flourished with notable roles in both television and film. From appearances in classic TV series like “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” and “The Fugitive” to memorable performances in films like “9 to 5” and “Tootsie,” Coleman showcased his versatility as an actor.

However, it was his portrayal of Franklin Hart Jr. in the 1980 film “9 to 5” alongside Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton that earned him widespread recognition. The success of the film catapulted him into the spotlight and solidified his status as a Hollywood icon.

Throughout his career, Coleman continued to captivate audiences with his talent, earning accolades such as six Emmy nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.

Beyond his contributions to entertainment, Coleman was also known for his passion for tennis, earning a reputation as one of the best celebrity players in Hollywood.

As news of his passing spreads, tributes pour in from fans and colleagues, honoring the legacy of a beloved actor whose impact will be felt for generations to come.

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