“Marion brought with her the kindness and penetrating light that instantly filled a room when she arrived. The dimming of her light is already felt by those who knew her well. We will miss her and will always love her,” the statement said.
Born in Philadelphia, Ramsey’s entertainment career began on stage. She has appeared on Broadway shows, including “Eubie!” Productions. and “Grind” and toured the nation in the musical “Hello Dolly.”
Ramsey began his television career as a guest on the hit series “The Jeffersons” and is a regular in “Cos”, Bill Cosby’s comedy series.
Her most famous role was in the 1984 film “Police Academy” as Officer Cookie, whose soft demeanor was interrupted by memorable outbursts. Ramsey starred in five additional films, Police Academy, in the 1980s.
He began sounding in the animated series “The Adams Family” in the early 90’s, which aired for two seasons.
Ramsey was deeply involved in AIDS awareness and gave her voice to charitable causes, performing at Divas Simply Singing, an annual fundraising event.
Later in her television and film career, she had guest appearances on adult swimming shows “Robot Chicken” and “The Tim and Eric Show Great, Great Work!”
In 2015, she reunited with Academy of Music stars Steve Gutenberg and Michael Winslow in the Syfy camp film “Lavalantula” and its sequel “2 Lava 2 Lantula!” The following year. Her last acting role was in the independent film for 2018 “When I Sing”.
She is survived by her three brothers.