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Actor Louis Nye Dead at 92

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No more “Hi, ho! Steverino!”

According to the Hollywood Reporter.com, actor Louis Nye, who made that phrase famous on the groundbreaking Steve Allen TV show in the ’50s, died Sunday in Los Angeles after a long battle with lung cancer.

Nye’s son Peter, who made the announcement, said his father had continued to work regularly in nightclubs and on television until only a couple of years ago. Louis Nye also supplied voices for characters like “The Great Wambini” in Inspector Gadget in the ’80s and ’90s, and had a recurring role as playboy Sonny Drysdale on The Beverly Hillbillies.

Nye most recently made an occasional appearance in the role of the father of Jeff Garlin’s character on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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