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Dabney Coleman

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Dabney Coleman Famous memorial Veteran

Original Name
Dabney Wharton Coleman
Birth
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Death
16 May 2024 (aged 92)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Cremated. Specifically: Ashes retained by family. Add to Map
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Actor. Known for numerous roles over a fifty year span, his career began on the stage in 1961 with his debut performance on Broadway. Transitioning to television, he landed a number of small parts on programs such as the Marlo Thomas sitcom "That Girl," the science fiction anthology "The Outer Limits," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "The Fugitive," and "I Dream of Jeannie." Early film roles came in the movies "Downhill Racer," "The Towering Inferno," and 1976's "Midway." In 1980 he was cast opposite Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton, serving as the antagonist in the comedy film "9 to 5." Finding his niche, he played a similar role two years later in the Dustin Hoffman comedy "Tootsie." The previous year he broke with character type, playing the loving fiancé of Jane Fonda's character in her father Henry Fonda's swan song, "On Golden Pond." Other contemporary films which featured Coleman included 1983's "WarGames" and 1987's "Dragnet." For his role in the TV series "Buffalo Bill", he earned his first Emmy nominations in 1983 and 1984. Another would follow in 1987 for his appearance in the television film "Sworn to Silence," with Coleman winning the award, then three more nominations including one for his lead role in "The Slap Maxwell Story," which also earned him a Golden Globe Award. Film leading roles were rare, but included 1984's "Cloak & Dagger" and 1990's "Short Time." As the '80s gave way to a new decade, he appeared in a number of comedies such as 1993's film version of the television classic "The Beverly Hillbillies." Coleman also found success in the field of voice acting, playing the part of cantankerous Principal Prickly in Disney's animated series "Recess." Later film roles in his career included parts in 1999's "Inspector Gadget," and the 2005 action film "Domino." Television appearances in "The Guardian, "Boardwalk Empire," and "Yellowstone" propelled his career into its fifth decade. In recognition of his service to the arts, Coleman was honored with a Primetime Emmy, a Golden Globe Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Actor. Known for numerous roles over a fifty year span, his career began on the stage in 1961 with his debut performance on Broadway. Transitioning to television, he landed a number of small parts on programs such as the Marlo Thomas sitcom "That Girl," the science fiction anthology "The Outer Limits," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "The Fugitive," and "I Dream of Jeannie." Early film roles came in the movies "Downhill Racer," "The Towering Inferno," and 1976's "Midway." In 1980 he was cast opposite Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton, serving as the antagonist in the comedy film "9 to 5." Finding his niche, he played a similar role two years later in the Dustin Hoffman comedy "Tootsie." The previous year he broke with character type, playing the loving fiancé of Jane Fonda's character in her father Henry Fonda's swan song, "On Golden Pond." Other contemporary films which featured Coleman included 1983's "WarGames" and 1987's "Dragnet." For his role in the TV series "Buffalo Bill", he earned his first Emmy nominations in 1983 and 1984. Another would follow in 1987 for his appearance in the television film "Sworn to Silence," with Coleman winning the award, then three more nominations including one for his lead role in "The Slap Maxwell Story," which also earned him a Golden Globe Award. Film leading roles were rare, but included 1984's "Cloak & Dagger" and 1990's "Short Time." As the '80s gave way to a new decade, he appeared in a number of comedies such as 1993's film version of the television classic "The Beverly Hillbillies." Coleman also found success in the field of voice acting, playing the part of cantankerous Principal Prickly in Disney's animated series "Recess." Later film roles in his career included parts in 1999's "Inspector Gadget," and the 2005 action film "Domino." Television appearances in "The Guardian, "Boardwalk Empire," and "Yellowstone" propelled his career into its fifth decade. In recognition of his service to the arts, Coleman was honored with a Primetime Emmy, a Golden Globe Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bio by: The Kentucky Hill Hunter



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