‘9 to 5’ Actor Dabney Coleman Passes Away at Age 92

Dabney Coleman, a renowned Hollywood legend famous for his memorable role as a villain in “9 to 5,” has sadly passed away, as reported by TMZ.

Dabney Wharton Coleman, the actor, peacefully passed away in his home on Thursday, May 16th, 2024 at 1:50 PM, as confirmed by his daughter, Quincy Coleman.

“My father embraced life with a curious mind, a generous heart, and a soul filled with passion, desire, and a delightful sense of humor. As he journeyed through his final chapter, he exuded grace, brilliance, and unparalleled expertise.”

Quincy expresses his admiration for Dabney Coleman, describing him as a teacher, a hero, and a king. He believes that Dabney Coleman is a gift and a blessing in both life and death, as his spirit will continue to shine through his work, his loved ones, and his lasting legacy. Quincy believes that Dabney Coleman’s impact will be eternal.

The exact cause of Dabney’s death has not been disclosed. However, it is reported that he had to cancel his April appearance at the Chiller Theatre in New Jersey due to his declining health.

Dabney is best known for his notable performance in the movie “9 to 5”. Additionally, he gained recognition for his portrayal of the sexist director in the 1982 comedy “Tootsie”, starring Dustin Hoffman.

Throughout his illustrious career, he amassed an impressive repertoire of nearly 200 acting credits, leaving an indelible mark on both the small and big screens. His notable appearances include beloved classics like “You’ve Got Mail,” “WarGames,” and “Buffalo Bill,” as well as memorable contributions to TV shows such as “Recess.”

During his impressive 60-year career, Dabney received recognition for his exceptional talent, earning 6 Emmy nominations. He secured a well-deserved victory in 1987 for his remarkable contribution to the film “Sworn to Silence.” Additionally, his outstanding performance in “The Slap Maxwell Story” garnered him a prestigious Golden Globe award in 1988. Dabney’s remarkable abilities were further acknowledged as he received 2 SAG Awards for his exceptional work alongside the talented ensemble of “Boardwalk Empire.”

In August 2018, we had the chance to catch up with Dabney in Hollywood. During our conversation, we discussed the rumors surrounding a possible “9 to 5” sequel. Although he didn’t express any opposition to the idea, he remained secretive about whether a project was already in progress.

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