Actor Marion Ramsey has died at the age of 73. While she recently fell ill, her cause of death is currently unknown.
Fans may best remember Ramsey for her role as Officer Laverne Hooks in the Police Academy films. However, Ramsey began her acting career well before landing her role in the comedy classic. She played several roles in live theater productions and films including Hello, Dolly. After the success of Police Academy, she continued acting, appearing on television shows such as Beverly Hills, 90210 and MacGyver.
In 2015, Ramsey reunited with her Police Academy co-star Steve Guttenberg for Lavalantula and 2 Lava 2 Lantula! in 2016. Her final role was in the 2018 film, When I Sing, which followed a woman finally accomplishing her dream of being in the music industry after years of disappointment.
Our hearts go out to Ramsey, her family, and friends at this time.
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