Steve Franken, who played the snobby, rich kid Chatsworth on the 1960s TV show The Many Lives Of Dobie Gillis, has died after battling cancer, the New York Times reports. He was 80. His wife says Franken passed away August 24 at home in Los Angeles. In a television and film career that spanned more than 50 years, Franken appeared on numerous TV shows including Bewitched, Love, American Style, The Lieutenant and Seinfeld. Franken was born in Queens in 1932, graduated from Cornell University and began his acting career on the stage in New York City. He nabbed the role of Chatsworth when he went to Los Angeles to appear in José Ferrer’s production of Edwin Booth. Franken’s film credits include The Party, The Fiendish Plot Of Dr. Fu Manchu, Which Way To The Front?, Hardly Working, The Missouri Breaks and The Americanization Of Emily.
R.I.P. Steve Franken
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