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R.I.P. Gary Dubin, star of 'The Partridge Family'

Danny Partridge's friend passed away at 57.

Gary Dubin, the former child actor best known for a guest starring role on The Partridge Family, passed away Saturday at the age of 57. 

Born in 1959, Dubin started to land spots on popular television shows during the mid-'60s. Some of his earliest credits include shows like Jericho, Green Acres and Family Affair, pictured above.

In the 1970s, Dubin scored perhaps his most famous role of Punky Lazaar, Danny Partridge's friend on The Partridge Family. At the same time, the child star continued his streak of guest-starring roles on shows like Mannix, Mod Squad and Marcus Welby, M.D.

While most of his credits were on the small screen, Dubin had some impressive film roles to his name as well. In 1969, Dubin play Jack Lemmon's son in The April Fools. More than a decade later, he met an untimely fate as Eddie Marchand in Jaws 2. 

Behind the scenes, Dubin voiced Toulouse the kitten in the 1970 animated film The AristoCats. Later on, he dubbed several Japanese animated series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dubin died of bone cancer. He's survived by his wife, Marietha. 

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