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Dabney Coleman Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

6 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

From his breakout turn as mayor Merle Jeeter in Norman Lear’s twisted parody “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” in 1976 Dabney Coleman has built a career on playing the smarmy comedic villain. He earned raves in the 1980 blockbuster “9 to 5” as the sleazy boss on whom, in a pioneering nod to mainstream feminism, a trio of female employees (Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin) enact revenge; in 1982’s “Tootsie” he played a sexist soap opera director who gets kneed in the cojones by Dustin Hoffman in drag; and in satirical sitcom “Buffalo Bill” — cancelled in 1984 after a critically acclaimed two-season run on NBC — Coleman’s condescending, narcissistic talkshow host insulted everyone from the stage manager to Jesus.

But if Coleman, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 6, had to pick his favorite all-time antagonist, he says that it would most definitely be Jeeter, the character that helped »

- Malina Saval

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