Just this morning, I learned that entertainer George Gaynes has just passed away at age 98. He was know for his roles in Tootsie and the Police Academy movies, but I also remember him as photography/building manager/foster parent Henry Warnimont on Punky Brewster. George was also a singer with a very powerful baritone voice, and one of my favourite vocal performances of his was featured in an episode of Punky (in which the late Andy Gibb guess starred as a piano teacher) where he sang the following lyric:

Don’t say salami
Don’t say bananas
Don’t say minestrone
Say cheese, baby, say cheese!

Rest in peace, George, and keep having them saying cheese in the afterlife!


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