‘Police Academy’ and Broadway star Marion Ramsay has died at the age of 73

“Marion filled a room with a kind and penetrating light immediately upon her arrival. The dimness of her light was already felt by those who knew her well. We will miss her and always love her,” the statement said.

Born in Philadelphia, Ramsay’s career began on stage. “UP!” He has co-starred in Broadway shows including Productions. And toured the country to the music of “Grind” and “Hello Dolly”.

Ramsay began appearing on television as a guest on the hit series “The Jefferson”, and was a regular on the “Cos” Bill Cosby sketch comedy series.

His most famous character was Officer Hooks in the 1984 film “Police Academy”, whose soft-spoken demeanor was halted by unforgettable explosions. Ramsay starred in five additional “Police Academy” films in the 1980s.

He began voice acting in the cartoon series “The Adams Family” from the early 1990s, which aired for two seasons.

Ramsay was deeply committed to AIDS awareness and gave his voice to charitable causes, participating in the annual fundraising event “Divas Simple Singing”.

Later in his TV and film career, the adult swimming shows “Robot Chicken” and “Tim and Eric Wonderful Show, Great Work!”

In 2015, he co-starred with “Policy Academy” stars Steve Gutenberg and Michael Winslow in the Sify camp movie “Lavalandula” and its sequel “2 Lava 2 Landula!” Next year. His final acting role was in the 2018 indie film “When I Sing”.

He is survived by his three brothers.

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