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Subject: Archive: Marvin Kaplan, Aug. 25, 2016

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Date Posted: Sunday, August 25, 04:23:02pm

Marvin Kaplan, a prolific comedy character actor who played the diner patron Henry the telephone repairer on the sitcom "Alice," died Aug. 25, 2016, according to multiple news sources. He was 89.

The death was confirmed in a statement on the website of the Hollywood theater company Theatre West, of which Kaplan was a member.

"It is with a sad and heavy heart to inform you our very own Marvin Kaplan passed away today at 5AM in his sleep," the statement read. "There will be a memorial at the theatre, in addition to any other service for him. We loved Marvin. He truly will be missed."

Kaplan was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York. During the early 1950s, he first acted on the radio version of "Meet Millie," continuing with the show when it moved to television. He played Alfred Prinzmetal, who longed to be a famous poet and composer.

Kaplan was known to cartoon fans for providing the voice of Choo-Choo on the 1960s "Top Cat" cartoon series. In 1987, he reprised the role for "Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats." Kaplan's other voice-over credits include "Garfield and Friends," "Johnny Bravo," and, as late as 2011, "The Garfield Show."

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Felsenburg, in 1976.

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Brief obit fails to mention his role as gas station owner Irwin in "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" (NT).Sunday, August 25, 04:24:21pm

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