Steve Franken, the actor who starred on The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis, has died, he was 80. Franken succumbed to cancer and passed away peacefully with his family by his side.
Franken’s wife, Jean, confirmed his Aug. 24 death to The New York Times. The type of cancer he suffered was not specified.
The actor’s film credits include “The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu,” “Which Way to the Front?,” “Hardly Working,” “The Missouri Breaks,” “The Party” and “The Americanization of Emily.” He was a frequent guest on TV shows such as “Bewitched,” “Love, American Style,” “Mission: Impossible” and “Seinfeld.”
Franken is survived by his wife and their daughter, Anne; two daughters from his marriage to ex-wife Julia Carter — Emily Franken and Abigail Glass — and two grandchildren.