The actress, who was best known for starring in "Police Academy", passed away on Thursday (07.01.21) after a short battle with an unspecified illness, her representative has confirmed. "We will miss her, and always love her", the statement said. She was later in the ensemble of 1978's Tony Award-nominated Eubie! Ramsey was then featured in five of the six sequels that followed.
Marion Ramsey, best known for her role in the "Police Academy" films, has died at 73.
The actress had been ill over the past few days before her death.
The actress started her career on the stage and starred in the original Broadway and subsequent touring productions of "Hello, Dolly!', as well as opposite Bette Davis in the musical 'Miss Moffat". She played the timid, sensitive Hooks, whose high voice would turn into a mighty shout when she needed to assert authority. The hit film was followed by five sequels over the next five years, with Ramsey appearing in all of them.
Her TV debut was in 1976, when she had a guest appearance on the sitcom The Jeffersons.
In 1984, she got her most famous role in the Police Academy.
It was during that time that she branched out into TV and film.
Born on May 10, 1947, Ramsey began her career as a performer by working in theater.
Her latest roles were in 2017, in When I Sing and Vendetta, and she may also be recognised from her role in Modern Family.
Ramsey's acting career stretched all the way into the 2010s as she reunited with fellow Police Academy cast member Steve Guttenberg for 2015's Lavalantula and 2016's 2 Lava 2 Lantula. Although she wasn't in the seventh installment, she reprised the role in 1993 for the direct-to-video John Virgo: Playing for Laughs and a 2006 episode of the animated series Robot Chicken.