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George Maharis, ‘Route 66’ Star, Dead At 94


After early appearances in his career in a roster of TV series including The Philco Television Playhouse, sitcoms Mister Peepers and The Phil Silvers Show, and the cri.
Actor George Maharis, who rose to fame in 1960 in the action/adventure series Route 66, died Wednesday in Beverly Hills, California after contracting hepatitis. He was 94.
“George is well known for his stardom in Route 66, stage productions, singing, artist, and above all a great guy who would do anything for anyone. My dear friend, you’ll be terribly missed,” wrote his friend and caretaker Marc Bahan on Facebook.
Born on September 1, 1928 in Astoria, Queens, George Maharis studied at the Actors Studio and began as an actor in off-Broadway productions of the plays Deathwatch and The Zoo Story.

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