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September 14, 2012

Steve Franken, Actor Known for Dobie Gillis and More

Franken played Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on Dobie Gillis, and also had roles on Bewitched, Love, American Style, The Love Boat and many other shows.

Steve Franken, an actor known for the role of playboy Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the 1060s TV comedy The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, died August 24, 2012. He was 80.

According to news reports, Franken had cancer.

Following his breakout on Dobie Gillis, Franken enjoyed a long successful career with roles on dozens of other primetime comedies and dramas, including series as disparate as Bewitched and ER.

He also appeared in several feature films, including The Party and, more recently, Angels & Demons.

Additional details about his life and work are available at:


New York Times

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