‘Get Smart’ actor Dick Gautier dead at 85

He was nominated for a Tony for his stage turn as Conrad Birdie

Celebrities dish out the makings of a complete Thanksgiving turkey dinner in a food line at the Los Angeles Mission in downtown's Skid Row Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997. From right are Justine Bateman, Jayne Meadows, Dick Gautier, mission president Mike Edwards, Pat Sajak, Dan Lauria and Jerry Vale. The mission planned to serve some 4,000 meals to the needy and homeless. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical “Bye Bye Birdie” and went on to play Hymie the Robot on TV’s “Get Smart,” has died. He was 85.

His daughter Denise tells the Hollywood Reporter that Gautier died Friday at an assisted living facility in Los Angeles County.

Gautier, who started out as a standup comic, was nominated for a Tony for his stage turn as Conrad Birdie.

In addition to his popular role on “Get Smart,” Gautier appeared in films including “Divorce, American Style,” ”Billy Jack Goes To Washington” and “Fun With Dick And Jane.”

Gautier, who was also a cartoonist, worked as a voice actor for cartoons including “Transformers” and “Smurfs.”

He is survived by three children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


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