Marion Ramsey, best known for her role as the quiet, grieving officer Lauren Hooks in Police Academy franchise, died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles as well Diversity reports. She was 73. The cause of death has not yet been revealed, but a spokesman for Ramsey’s management agency said the actress had recently been ill.
Ramsey started his professional career in theater. She appeared in a Broadway production in 1964. Hello, Dolly! and its tournament versions, and in 1974 she co-starred with Beth Davis in Miss Moffat. In 1978, she landed a role in the hit Broadway biographical musical Yubi!, who showed the work of jazz pianist Yubi Blake.
Along with her theatrical honors, she has made television appearances on shows, including Jefferson and had a recurring role in the comedy series Kos. But it was her run in the 1
Her Hooks character was first seen as a cadet when she took office in 1984. Police Academy. Ramsey said she originally landed the role because of some inspiration from Michael Jackson, whom she met while working. A little horror shop the night before her audition at the cinema. “I imitated Michael Jackson,” she said, adding that the script described the character as speaking in a low voice. “So I based my voice on him, but all the manners … shyness, I made it all up.”
After leaving the franchise, which released another film and two series after her departure, she appeared in several television shows, including one-time roles in MacGyver,, Beverly Hills, 90210 and The nanny. She later reprized her role as Cookie in 2006 Chicken Robot. In 2015 Lavalantula and 2016 2 Lava 2 Lantula!, Ramsey reunited with Police Academy teammates Steve Gutenberg and Michael Winslow.