On May 24, George Maharis, who was 94, passed away. The actor received a lot of praise for his portrayal of Buz Murdock in the CBS drama series “Route 66,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy.
During the filming of the third season in 1962, Maharis was identified as having hepatitis, and he was hospitalized for a month. The result was that he was unable to continue.
He eventually returned to the program, but left again after having a relapse. In a 2007 interview with Route 66 News, Maharis disclosed the following information: “The doctor said, “If you don’t get out right away, you’re either going to be dead, or you’re going to have chronic liver damage. Maharis explained his difficult illness and said it took him about three years to recover and start working again.
Following Maharis’ passing, fans paid their respects to him on Twitter. One user said, “Oh, very sad.”. “I fell in love with him on Route 66. I looked forward to watching it every Friday night. I’ve known him for more than 30 years, and I’ve always admired his work on television and in movies, said a supporter. We frequently spoke on the phone while I was employed by Equity, and when I retired in 2019, he sent me a card with a really sweet note he promised to keep. Despite having health issues, Maharis had a fruitful acting career.
George Maharis was an accomplished performer who appeared in a lot of stage productions, TV shows, and movies.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that in the middle to late 1960s, the famous person acted in films like “Sylvia,” “A Covenant With Death,” “The Satan Bug,” and “The Happening.”.
The 1993 thriller “Doppelganger,” which starred Drew Barrymore in the lead role, is said to have been one of his final roles, according to the New York Post. Maharis had a successful television career, landing several roles, including one on the ABC program “Fantasy Island.”. ”.
He established himself in the music industry as well, with his song “Teach Me Tonight” peaking at No. 25, according to Billboard. In 1973, Maharis became the second actor in history to take part in a Playgirl magazine naked photo shoot.
His loved ones remember Maharis as a gifted performer and adored individual. Marc Bahan, a friend and Maharis’ caregiver, paid tribute to the actor on Facebook.
According to the Marc, “George is well known for his fame on Route 66, theatrical productions, singing, and painting, but most of all, he is a lovely guy who would do anything for anyone.”. “My sweet friend, you will be sorely missed. ”.