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Chick Vennera Dies at age 74


THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY, Chick Vennera, 1978

Chick Vennera wasn’t the most well known star to pass away this year, but he had an impact in his craft and that’s the most important thing.

I actually remember him best as Enrique on the Golden Girls, but he really made his name for his scene-stealing disco dance performance atop parked cars in the 1978 hit comedy Thank God It’s Friday.

He died Friday from cancer.

Vennera, who voiced characters for Animaniacs and Batman Beyond, among many other series, and appeared during the late 1980s in the recurring role of Enrique on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls, was 74. His death was confirmed by his daughter Nicky Vennera.