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Star Of Early Hollywood, Actor George Maharis, Dies at age 94

Actor George Maharis, Dies at age 94

Tall, dark and handsome, not to mention a charismatic rebel of 1960s Hollywood, actor George Maharis was born in 1928 in Astoria, New York. His lead actor role in the big hit 1960s TV series “Route 66”, coupled with his good looks, resulted in him becoming a sensational icon to the American youth.

Maharis’ close friend and caretaker Marc Bahan reported he died on Wednesday aged 94 at his home in Beverly Hills, California, after contracting hepatitis, a very sad loss to Hollywood.

George Maharis’s Great Accomplishments

Initially, Maharis developed an interest in singing and pursued it as a career but he subsequently veered towards an acting career which brought him unexpected success. He started s a stage actor but made his way to television soon enough. He acted in many movies like  “Sylvia,” “The Satan Bug,” and “The Happening” etc. ending his movie career in the 1993 film “Doppelganger.

Mainly, the turning point of his career was when he played the lead character of Buz Murdock in “Route 66”, where he starred alongside Martin Milner. After the profound success of the first TV series he went on to star in “The Most Deadly Game”. ” He made guest appearances on various TV shows such as “Fantasy Island,” “Night Gallery,” “Barnaby Jones,” and “Medical Center.”

Additionally, Maharis was a determined singer and released his first famous Album, Teach Me Tonight. He became the center of gossips after appearing as a centerfold in Playgirl magazine in 1973. Despite his numerous achievements, he was known for his kindness and willingness to help others.

George Maharis will stay a role model for many people because of his talent and warm heartedness. His remarkable contributions to the entertainment will always be remembered.