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Paul Benedict

Born: 1938-09-17 - Died: 2008-12-01
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Death Summary: Paul Benedict was found dead at his Martha’s Vineyard home by his brother on December 1, 2008. He was 70 years old.

Who was Paul Benedict : Benedict was a famed character actor who is probably best remembered for his roles of The Number Painter on Sesame Street, and the English neighbor “Harry Bentley” on the classic television show The Jeffersons.

On top of his various television and film careers, Benedict was an accomplished theater actor as well. He was most recently in The Music Man, which ran from 2000 – 2001.

He also directed theater productions as well, some of his credits include Frank Conroy’s “Any Given Day”, Terrence McNally’s “Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune”, and Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney’s “The Cathy and Mo Show”.
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  1. david adams Says:

    you are missed…thank you mr. bentley

  2. Stacy Says:

    I didnt know he had passed away. Thank you and god bless you sir.

  3. John Says:

    Mr. Bentley you will be missed, If you see Mrs J in heaven tell her we said hello.

  4. Keith (Doodles) McCormack Says:

    Thanks for the fond memories. RIP

  5. Nelda D. Fairley Says:

    To Nick Benedict,
    I am sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I loved him on The Jeffersons. He provided me and other fans many years of laughter.

  6. Lisa Weiner Says:

    To Paul Benedict,
    I’ve watched you on the sitcom The Jeffersons and I thought you were just fantastic as Harry Bentley. I will miss seeing on t.v. If you see Mrs. Jefferson please tell her that Lisa says Hi! Lisa Weiner

  7. Velma Brchmiller Says:

    I Did not know that he had passed away, that kind of put a sad feeling into the day. I just loved him on the Jefferson’s. He had a cheerful feel to him. May God be with his family and friends always. R.I.P. PAUL BENEDICT.

  8. Velma Brchmiller Says:

    You were a great guy. You will be missed. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. r.i.p paul benedict.

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