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Benedict, actor in `The Jeffersons,' dies at 70

BOSTON — Paul Benedict, the actor who played the English neighbor Harry Bentley on the sitcom "The Jeffersons," has died. He was 70.

Benedict was found dead Monday on Martha's Vineyard and his brother, Charles, said authorities were still investigating the cause of death.

Benedict began his acting career in the 1960s in the Theatre Company of Boston, alongside such future stars as Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino.

Benedict went on to appear in a number of movies, including a role as the oddball director in "The Goodbye Girl" with Richard Dreyfuss. But he was mainly known for his role as Bentley in "The Jeffersons," which ran on CBS from 1975 to '85.

ETA: My apologies ... Seems as Marla and Sherman are the last one's standing.
ETA#2: Jenny is still around too.



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Dec. 5th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Now Sherman Hemsley Is The Last One Standing

Is Florence dead?
Dec. 5th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
Is Florence dead?

Just checked, nope. My bad. But she and Sherm need to be careful.
Dec. 5th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
I know. I remember going WAT when Wheezie died. And I suck at remember folks' names. :(
Dec. 5th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but she was nearly 90 so it wasn't that much of a surprise.
Dec. 5th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
WOW and I'm done.
Dec. 5th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
Both Lionels are alive, right?
Dec. 5th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
Nope Mike Evans -- which I think was the first Lionel died in 2006.
Dec. 5th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
well if nobodys going to do it.

Dec. 5th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Re: well if nobodys going to do it.
Damn! *Bows Head*
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Dec. 5th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
Dec. 5th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
walking on a back in his honor
Dec. 5th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
Ralph the doorman is still alive also.
Dec. 5th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
Damn :(
Dec. 5th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I loved Mr. Bentley and his big ass chin!
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