Dick Gautier RIP
Dick was a presence for over 20 years on stage (Bye Bye Birdie on Broadway, television, film and animation.
Dick Gautier, who starred on Broadway in the original production of Bye, Bye Birdie and then famously played Hymie the Robot on the sitcom Get Smart, has died. He was 85.
Gautier died Friday night at an assisted living facility in Arcadia, Calif., after a long illness, his daughter Denise told The Hollywood Reporter.
Gautier, who started his career as a stand-up comic, received a Tony nomination in 1961 for playing Conrad Birdie, the character based on Elvis Presley, in the memorable, original 1960 production of Bye, Bye Birdie, starring Dick Van Dyke.
According to his wife, Tess Hightower, comedic actor Dick Gautier passed away Friday, Jan. 13.
Gautier, who was 85, had a long career in countless tv series notably as Hymie the robot in Get Smart.
He also starred as Robin Hood in Mel Brooks ” When Things Were Rotten”, Mr. Terrific and countless others.
He was in many films from Divorce American Style to Fun With Dick and Jane. He also did countless voice overs ( The Transformers). He was also a noted artist.
He was formerly married to the late Barbara Stuart (Bunny on Gomer Pyle).
While it has not been reported yet in the media, he has passed away.
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