Robert Guillaume, the Emmy Award-winning actor best known for playing Benson DuBois in the groundbreaking TV series Soap and its spin-off Benson, has died at the age of 89.
Benson was one of the most successful spin-offs in TV history. In honor of Guillame’s life and career, let’s look back at ten of the most Iconic TV spin-offs of all time.
Benson is an American television sitcom which aired from September 13, 1979 to April 19, 1986 on ABC. The series was a spin-off from the soap opera parody Soap (the title character, portrayed by Robert Guillaume, had first appeared on the earlier series as the wise-cracking yet level-headed black butler for the highly dysfunctional Tate family); however, Benson discarded the soap opera format of its parent show in favor of a more conventional sitcom structure.
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