'Dobie Gillis' actor Steve Franken dies at 80

steve-franken-dobie-gillis.jpg Steve Franken, a veteran television actor, has passed away at the age of 80. His wife Jean tells the AP died Aug. 24 after losing a battle with cancer.

Franken was in dozens of television programs and films over the years, spanning from the late 1950s to as recently as the 2013 release "Reach" starring Catherine Hicks. Franken's largest recurring role was as the snobbish Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis." Franken also appears on seven episodes of "Bewitched" -- as six different characters.

Franken is survived by his wife and their daughter Anne; two daughters from a previous marriage, Emily and Abigail; and two grandchildren. A public memorial is scheduled for Sept. 22 at Theatre West in Los Angeles.


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