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Dabney Coleman, a legendary character actor known for his roles in films like “9 to 5” and “Tootsie,” has passed away at the age of 92. With a career spanning two decades, Coleman first gained recognition for his role as the corrupt mayor in the satirical soap opera “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.” This led to a successful career in popular films like “War Games” and “The Towering Inferno.” He was also known for his roles in TV shows, winning a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for his work.

In the 1980 hit “9 to 5,” Coleman played the sexist boss who tormented his female underlings until they turned the tables on him. He also appeared in films like “On Golden Pond” and “Tootsie,” showcasing his versatility as an actor. Despite his success in film, Coleman struggled to find the same level of success on television with shows like “Buffalo Bill” and “The Slap Maxwell Story.” He did find success with shows like “The Guardian” and the Disney animated series “Recess.”

Despite his onscreen persona as obnoxious characters, Coleman was known to be reserved and shy in real life. He attributed his shyness to his childhood and his early experiences growing up. As he aged, he began to play more pompous authority figures, including a memorable role as the egotistical president in “My Date With the President’s Daughter.” Coleman was born in Austin, Texas and began pursuing acting after meeting actor Zachary Scott.

Throughout his career, Coleman appeared in a variety of TV shows and films, including Broadway productions and voice acting roles. His most recent role was as Kevin Costner’s father on the popular TV show “Yellowstone.” Coleman is survived by his four children, Meghan, Kelly, Randy, and Quincy. His legacy as a talented character actor who defined a unique archetype in Hollywood will continue to be remembered by fans and colleagues alike.

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