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Benson Star James Noble Dead At The Age Of 94

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It's been reported that James Noble died on Monday at 94 years old.

The veteran stage and TV actor was best known for his role as the bumbling governor Eugene Gatling on the hit 1980s sitcom Benson.

Spokesperson for the family Douglas Moser confirmed Noble died at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut after suffering a stroke last week.

Born in 1922, Noble later studied drama and engineering at Southern Methodist University then left to join the Navy during World War II.

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He studied acting under Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York before making his Broadway debut in a 1949 production of The Velvet Glove.

In addition to appearing in four more Broadway shows, Noble starred in shows like The Love Boat, Perfect Strangers, Law & Order; soap operas like One Life to Live and Another World, as well as the hit film 10.

The TV vet is survived by his daughter Jessica Katherine Noble Cowan — our hearts go out to her and Noble's loved ones at this trying time.

[Image via ABC.]

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