Goodbye, George Gaynes
(May 16, 1917 – February 15, 2016)
Two roles defined George Gaynes’ career for those who grew up in the 1980s: Commandant Eric Lassard in the Police Academy series and Henry Warnimont on the Punky Brewster television sitcom. He also had roles in The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, Trilogy of Terror, Tootsie, and Roger Corman’s unreleased The Fantastic Four movie. Gaynes died at the age of 98 at his home in Washington on Monday.