Freddie Prinze

Freddie Prinze

American actor and comedian
Frederick James Prinze Sr. was an American stand-up comedian and actor. Prinze was the star of the NBC-TV sitcom Chico and the Man from 1974 until his death in 1977. Prinze was the father of actor Freddie Prinze Jr.Wikipedia
BornJune 22, 1954
HometownNew York City, New York, United States
Height6'2" (1.88m)
SpouseKatherine Cochran (m 1975 - 1977)
PartnerPam Grier
ChildrenFreddie Prinze Jr.
ParentsMaria Pruetzel , Karl Pruetzel


George Lopez was such a fan of Freddie Prinze that he stole his tombstone

On Thursday, comedian George Lopez appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he revealed he has a bizarre memento of his idol Freddie Prinze. Prinze, who starred in Chico and the Man, died in 1977. Lopez would often visit his grave, and one day he ended up stealing his headstone.“I stole his headstone,” said Lopez. He claimed that he was resting his own head against the stone when he noticed that it was loose. After some jiggling, the stone apparently broke and Lopez took it home with him.He admitted that at first he felt quite guilty. “I go to the store,” Lopez recalled, “look down and "The Globe" has a picture of his mom and it says, "Grave robbers are trying to steal my son."Lopez said he found out 25 years later that Prinze’s widow knew he had the headstone, and that she didn’t mind. He also somewhat made up for the thievery by getting Prinze a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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The Million Dollar Rip-Off
The Million Dollar Rip-Off
1h 13min
Chico and the Man
Chico and the Man
0h 30min


1977Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or ComedyChico and the ManNominated