The actor George Maharisknown for being the protagonist of the series “Route 66”, died last Wednesday at the age of 94, but the news was spread today by his friend and caretaker Marc Bahan through the social network Facebook.
Bahan wrote of Maharis noting that he was “above all a great guy who would do anything for anyone. My dear friend, you will be missed terribly.”
The actor rose to prominence in the 1960s as Buz Murdock, Tod Stiles’ partner (directed by Martin Milner) in a series of adventures where the two traveled in a Chevrolet Corvette, in a role for which he received an Emmy Award nomination at 1962.
Despite the success of the black-and-white show, Maharis had to withdraw from the series without completing its third season after contracting infectious hepatitis.
“I have to protect my future, if I keep going at the current rate, I’ll be a fool. Even if you have 4,000,000 in the bank, you can’t buy another liver,” he said in an interview in 1963 and “Route 66“, without him, he was declining until finishing his story.
In his double character of actor and singer, Maharis released seven albums and took part in films and series such as “Fantasy Island”, “Kojak” and “The Bionic Woman”, as well as being one of the first celebrities to pose nude. for Playgirl magazine.
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