Marion Ramsey, best known for playing Laverne Hooks on the ‘Police Academy’ series of films in the 1980s, has died at age 73. Nail Sheet put together a nice tribute:
Born in Philadelphia, Ramsey began her show business career on the stage, appearing in both the original Broadway and subsequent touring productions of Hello, Dolly! In 1974, she starred opposite Bette Davis in the legendary flop musical Miss Moffat, an adaption of Davis’ classic 1945 film The Corn Is Green.
Marion went on to perform in a Eubie Blake musical on Broadway starring Gregory and Maurice Hines. Her philanthropy included a lot of work supporting AIDS/HIV causes.
Here’s a nice clip of her performing the Tina Turner classic “What’s Love Got To Do With It“
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