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OTRC: Steve Franken, 'Dobie Gillis' actor, dead at age 80

Steve Franken appears in a still from 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.' (CBS)

Steve Franken, an actor who appeared in "The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis," has died at age 80.

The character actor died on Friday, August 24 in Los Angeles, Calif. of cancer, his wife Jean told the Associated Press.

Franken is best known for his role as rich kid Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. in the comedy series, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," which ran from 1959 until 1963.

He also portrayed a drunken waiter in the film "The Party" and appeared in films like "Nurse Betty" and "Angels & Demons."

Franken also guest-starred on series like "Bewitched," "Seinfeld," "ER," "Murphy Brown" and "The King of Queens."

Franken was born in Queens, New York in 1932 and is survived by his second wife Jean and their daughter Anne and two daughters from his first marriage to Julia Carter - Emily Franken and Abigail Glass.

The actor was the second cousin of Minnesota senator and humorist Al Franken.

Franken appeared on "Bewitched" six different times, portraying six different characters. Watch a clip of him on the comedy series below.

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