Edd Byrnes has died. He was 87.
“His is the story of an ambitious young kid who, in his 20s drove out to Hollywood from New York City with a few hundred dollars and a dream of making it big in the entertainment business,” read the release.
It continued: “He soon landed a staring role on the wildly popular TV series ’77 Sunset Strip’ as the cool-talking ‘Kookie.’ He went on to star in dozens of motion pictures and television series popular around the world, including playing the suave and debonaire ‘Vince Fontaine’ in ‘Grease.'”