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Booth Colman: ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Star & Veteran Actor Dies At 91

Mon, December 22, 2014 9:52am EDT by Lauren Cox Add first Comment
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So sad! Booth Colman, who starred on the TV series ‘Planet Of The Apes’ in the 1970’s, has passed away.

Booth Colman died at 91 years old after a long, successful life — and more than five decades in Hollywood. The character actor who appeared on countless television series over the span of his career is said to have died peacefully in his sleep.

Booth Colman Dead At 91: ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Star

How sad.

On Monday, Dec. 15, Portland, Oregon born actor Booth Colman passed away in his sleep in Los Angeles, California, reports Variety.

Booth’s most notable role was as Dr. Zaius on Planet of the Apes, but he appeared in just over 170 different shows and movies over the years. He was definitely passionate about his craft!

His most recent TV role was on the Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody in 2008, and his final movie role was in the 2003 romantic comedy, Intolerable Cruelty.

Booth Made His Mark On TV

As an actor, Booth started his career by appearing in uncredited “extra” roles in the early 190’s.

However, he eventually made a name for himself and appeared on some very high-profile television shows, including Gilligan’s Island, Bonanza, The Monkees, I Dream Of Jeannie, and My Three Sons.

In 1986, Booth also had a recurring role as Dr. Felix Burke on the hit soap opera, The Young and The Restless.

Booth is definitely an actor who  made his mark on Hollywood, especially in television history!

Our thoughts go out to Booth’s family during this difficult time.

— Lauren Cox

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