Chick Vennera dead at 74: The Golden Girls actor passed away at home

Chick Vennera dead at 74: The Golden Girls actor passed away at home
Chick Vennera dead at 74: The Golden Girls actor passed away at home
Chick Vennera dead at 74: The Golden Girls and Thank God It's Friday actor passes away at home in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer

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Chick Vennera died on Wednesday at home at the age of 74 after a long battle with cancer.

The star was best known for dancing on top of parked cars in the 1978 disco movie Thank God It's Friday starring Donna Summer, Debra Winger and Jeff Goldblum.

And Chick also had a recurring role on the popular and long-running sitcom The Golden Girls starring Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty.

Sad loss for Hollywood: Chick Vennera died on Wednesday at home at the age of 74 after a long battle with cancer; seen in the Eighties

Sad loss for Hollywood: Chick Vennera died on Wednesday at home at the age of 74 after a long battle with cancer; seen in the Eighties

Dance machine: The star was best known for dancing on top of parked cars in the 1978 disco movie Thank God It's Friday starring Donna Summer, Debra Winger and Jeff Goldblum

Dance machine: The star was best known for dancing on top of parked cars in the 1978 disco movie Thank God It's Friday starring Donna Summer, Debra Winger and Jeff Goldblum

His daughter Nicky Vennera confirmed his passing on Thursday. 

Chick also found voice work in the Nineties on the animated shows Capitol Critters, Batman: The Animated Series, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain. 

The star had a wide ranging career but he was most beloved for one character: he made a lasting impression as the club goer known as The Leatherman who danced his way over several parked cars in the comedy Thank God It's Friday which is better known for its music than its plot. 

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Golden guy: On The Golden Girls in the late Eighties he played Enrique who dazzled the senior set who were roommates

Golden guy: On The Golden Girls in the late Eighties he played Enrique who dazzled the senior set who were roommates

He had his dance moves down: The star trying to exercise with Betty White

He had his dance moves down: The star trying to exercise with Betty White

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