Marion Ramsey, Police Academy star, dies at 73

Marion Ramsey, Police Academy star, dies at 73

Her most well-known role was in the 1984 movie "Police Academy" as Officer Hooks, whose soft-spoken demeanor was punctuated by memorable outbursts. "I had the opportunity to meet Marion once, and she was lovely". She then starred alongside Bette Davis in the musical "Mis Moffat", which famously flopped, but relaunched her career four years later in "Eubie!".

Ramsey's Broadway credits include Eubie!, Uptown.It's Hot!

Marion Ramsey, who co-starred in the 1980s Police Academy franchise, has died at the age of 73.

Marion Ramsey, best known for her role in the "Police Academy" films, has died at 73.

The actor continued her career well into the 2010s, reuniting with fellow Police Academy cast member Steve Guttenberg for Lavalantula (2015) and 2 Lava 2 Lantula!

Ramsey was deeply committed to AIDS awareness and lent her voice for charitable causes, performing in "Divas Simply Singing", an annual fundraising event.

Marion began her career on stage and starred in the original Broadway and the next touring productions of Hello, Dolly!. By the mid-1970s, Ramsey was also appearing on television with recurring roles on the sketch comedy shows Keep on Truckin' and Bill Cosby's Cos and a guest role on The Jeffersons. In addition to her work in the movie series, she achieved success in the NY theater world with her work in the Broadway show Eubie back in 1978.

Ramsey is survived by her brother. I loved her as Hooks in the Police Academy movies, she was so sweet.

The star was also known to be a talented singer, who wrote songs with composer Haras Fyre.

She also reprised the same role in 1993's "John Virgo: Playing for Laughs", and in an episode of the animated series "Robot Chicken" in 2006.

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