Paul Reubens Dies At 70 - Known For Playing Pee-Wee Herman
Paul Reubens dies at 70. He was best known for playing Pee-wee Herman. On Monday, Reubens's rep revealed that he had died. The actor had been sick with cancer for years before he died. Before now, no one knew that Reubens had been diagnosed with cancer.
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Best known for playing Pee-wee Herman, Paul Reubens dies at 70. On Monday, Reubens's rep revealed that he had died. The actor had been sick with cancer for years before he died.
Before now, no one knew that Reubens had been diagnosed with cancer. In a personal statement that was part of the newsof his death, the actor talked about why he had kept his medical situation a secret.
His spokeswoman said that Paul Reubens has died. He was best known for playing the strange man-child Pee-wee Herman. He turned 70.
Last night we said farewell to Paul Reubens, an iconic American actor, comedian, writer and producer whose beloved character Pee-wee Herman delighted generations of children and adults with his positivity, whimsy and belief in the importance of kindness.- Paul Reubens representative
Paul bravely and privately fought cancer for years with his trademark tenacity and wit. A gifted and prolific talent, he will forever live in the comedy pantheon and in our hearts as a treasured friend and man of remarkable character and generosity of spirit.- Paul Reubens representative
The post had a quote from Reubens saying that he was sorry to his fans for dealing with his health secretly.
Please accept my apology for not going public with what I’ve been facing the last six years. I have always felt a huge amount of love and respect from my friends, fans and supporters. I have loved you all so much and enjoyed making art for you.- Paul Reubens
Paul Reubens is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer, best known for his iconic character Pee-wee Herman. He was born on August 27, 1952, in Peekskill, New York, USA.
Paul Reubens created the character Pee-wee Herman in the late 1970s and first portrayed him on the stage. Pee-wee Herman is a quirky, childlike man with a distinctive high-pitched voice, wearing a gray suit, red bow tie, and white loafers. The character quickly gained popularity and became a pop culture icon.
In 1981, Reubens brought Pee-wee Herman to the small screen with the TV special "The Pee-wee Herman Show," which was later adapted into a successful Saturday morning children's television show called "Pee-wee's Playhouse." The show ran from 1986 to 1990 and earned critical acclaim and multiple awards, including 22 Emmy Awards.
Reubens also portrayed Pee-wee Herman in two feature films: "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" (1985) directed by Tim Burton and "Big Top Pee-wee" (1988).
While Pee-wee Herman's character and TV show, "Pee-wee's Playhouse," were beloved by audiences, the show itself was also critically acclaimed and received numerous awards. Throughout its run from 1986 to 1990, "Pee-wee's Playhouse" earned a total of 22 Emmy Awards nominations and won a total of five Emmy Awards, highlighting the show's impact and success.
In 1991, Paul Reubens faced a public scandal when he was arrested for indecent exposure in an adult movie theater. The incident temporarily impacted his career and led to a hiatus of the Pee-wee Herman character for several years.
However, in the late 1990s and 2000s, Paul Reubens made a comeback and revived the Pee-wee character with various appearances in films and TV shows. He continued to perform as Pee-wee Herman in live shows and even brought back the popular stage production "The Pee-wee Herman Show" to Broadway in 2010.
Beyond Pee-wee Herman, Reubens has had a versatile career, appearing in various films and TV shows, often in guest roles. He has lent his voice to animated characters in shows like "Batman: The Animated Series" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas."
Reubens' contribution to the world of animation also garnered appreciation. He lent his voice to several characters, most notably portraying the character of The Riddler (Edward Nygma) in the critically acclaimed "Batman: The Animated Series." The show itself received critical acclaim and won multiple Emmy Awards, further solidifying Reubens' talent in voice acting.
Paul Reubens, an actor, and comedian whose character Pee-wee Herman, an overgrown kid in a tight gray suit with a memorable laugh, became a pop culture phenomenon in the 1980s, has died at the age of 70.
In "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" and "Pee-wee's Playhouse," Reubens played a character that fans loved. He died Sunday night after a six-year battle with cancer that he kept secret, his publicist said in a statement.