Entertainment "Punky Brewster" Dad- dead. Hope her cans are ok

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  1. Beer Chugger

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...ewster-patriarch-george-gaynes-dies/80499472/

    George Gaynes, best known to TV viewers as the foster father to Soleil Moon Frye's Punky Brewster and her dog Brandon, has died at 98.
    Gaynes was born George Jongejans in Helsinki in 1917 to a Russian artist mother and Dutch businessman father. He was raised in France, England and Switzerland and studied opera in Italy before World War II and a brief internment in Spain derailed his schooling. He spent the rest of the war serving in the Royal Dutch Navy.
    At the war's end, he headed to America, where he performed with the New York City Opera, as well as Broadway, where he joined the cast of 1950's Out of This World.
    1953 was a momentous year for him. He was cast in Leonard Bernstein's Wonderful Town, changed his last name to Gaynes and married actress Allyn Ann McLerie, with whom he spent the rest of his life. They had a daughter, Iya, and a son, Matthew, a world-class kayaker who missed out on the Olympics due to the 1980 boycott.
    He died in a 1989 car accident in India.
    The majority of Gaynes' career was spent in on the small screen, where he eked out a living doing TV movies and guest roles on shows like
    Columbo, Hawaii Five-0, Quincy, M.E. and the soap opera General Hospital. Viewers recognized him but could never quite name him, making Gaynes the "Hey, It's That Guy" of his time.
    The perpetual TV character actor's star rose with two films, 1982's Toostie and the Police Academy series, which spanned seven movies. (He also played a supporting role in 1973's The Way We Were.)
    Then finally, 1984, at the age of 64, he graduated from character actor to leading man when he was cast as Chicago building manager-turned-foster dad Henry Warnimont. But it came at a cost: In an interview that year, he told the New York Times, "The two things an actor dreads most are children and dogs. I have both in this series."
    He played the role for four seasons, as well as in a short-lived animated spinoff. He would also find steady gigs on CBS' Hearts Afire and NBC's The Days of Nights of Molly Dodd, which allowed him to work alongside his wife.
    Gaynes called it a career after 2003 Ashton Kutcher film Just Married. He spent several years of his retirement in Santa Barbara, Calif., before moving to Washington State to live with his daughter's family.
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    She had some serious milk wagons!


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    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    Who the fuck watched that faggot show
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I woulda picked him for my death pool if I knew who in the fuck he was.
     
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    Dude was also in "Police Academy".

     
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    Remember when Cherie locked herself in the fridge?


    That was intense ._.
     
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    It is one great hiding spot who thinks someone is going to be dumb enough to hide in a fridge, A classic episode
     
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    "I did.... just yesterday."
     
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    Howard was just about to send him a beautiful note.
     
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    Dead at 98... makes you think.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    It's just so unexpected. Give me a minute.
     
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    she's really quite a good looking lady





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    and i also watched this show
     
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    Even the bad Police Academy movies were hilarious. They were on cable all the time when I was growing up. Commandant Lassard was a great character. The funny characters literally saved the shitty movies by themselves.
     
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    I was pretty bummed when I found out she got a breast reduction.
     
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    RIP funny man.
     
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    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez Gold

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    That was 24 years ago. She had the milkers chopped off when she was 16. The era of Punky Boobster was brief.

    Full article > http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20110250,00.html

    FOR FOUR YEARS, UNTIL SHE WAS 12 years old, Soleil Moon Frye had the title role on the NBC sitcomPunky Brewster, playing a pint-size, pig-tailed orphan whose sunny disposition brightened the lives of everyone around her. But when Soleil, now 16, started to grow up, she developed an unexpected problem. By the time she was 15, the 5'1" Soleil had an unwieldy size 38-DD bust line. She couldn't even jog around the corner from her Burbank, Calif., home without boys taunting, "Hey, Punky Boobster!" And, Soleil says ruefully, "people started to think of me as a bimbo."

    Usually 16 is the earliest age recommended for such a procedure, yet the time when a girl's physical development is likely to be complete varies with each patient. And so, last May 15—three months shy of her 16th birthday—Soleil submitted to an arduous six-hour operation at Century City Hospital in LA. First Dr. Zax removed segments of each breast, including skin, nipples and tissue. He then recontoured the breasts into a size 36-C by elevating them, centering them on the chest and replacing the nipples. The surgery required 4,000 stitches and left both breasts bruised.​