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    Default 'Barney Miller' actor Ron Carey dead at 71

    'Barney Miller' actor Ron Carey dead at 71
    POSTED: 7:51 a.m. EST, January 21, 2007
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    •Ron Carey died Tuesday from a stroke
    •He was best known for his role on hit TV series "Barney Miller"
    •Carey launched his stand-up comedy career in 1956

    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Ron Carey, an actor best known for his work as a cocky, height-challenged policeman on the 1970s TV comedy "Barney Miller," has died. He was 71.

    Carey died of a stroke Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Michael Ciccolini, an extended relative and family spokesman.

    Carey had a recurring role on "Barney Miller" from 1976 to 1982 as Officer Carl Levitt, who yearned for a promotion to detective in the New York squad room run by Capt. Barney Miller (Hal Linden).

    Carey also appeared in several Mel Brooks movies, including "High Anxiety" and "History of the World Part I."

    "Ron Carey was truly talented, very funny and one of the dearest men I've ever worked with," Brooks said in a statement.

    Carey played a Boston cab driver in the 1970 Jack Lemmon comedy "The Out of Towners." He also appeared in scores of commercials, and took pride in being a supporting player and a character actor.

    "Stars are stars," he told Newsday in 1989. "But without us, the show wouldn't go on."

    Carey was born Ronald Joseph Cicenia on December 11, 1935, in Newark, New Jersey.

    He launched his stand-up comedy career in New York after earning a bachelor's degree in communications from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, in 1956. He made his first national television appearance a decade later on "The Merv Griffin Show." Appearances on "The Tonight Show" and the "Ed Sullivan Show" followed.

    Carey is survived by his wife, Sharon, and his brother, Jimmy Cicenia.
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    I used to wonder why he was grinning all the time(Michael Ian Black talkin about EVH on VH1 I love the 80's) but then i realized the reason he's grinning is because he's Eddie F*#king Van Halen

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    One of my all-time favorite shows and his character fit in perfectly. I do have to say...if I could sign up for a guaranteed 71 right now I probably would.
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