Weeks passed away of undisclosed causes on 10 October (15).

The Broadway veteran made his debut on the Great White Way at the age of 10 in 1958 musical comedy The Body Beautiful, and went on to appear in nearly 20 more shows.

The dancer was featured in the original 1964 Broadway cast of Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand, and also appeared in the original runs of The Wiz, Ain't Misbehavin' and George M.

His last show on Broadway was 1992's The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club, a musical revue he directed and choreographed.

Weeks also had a number of film credits, including small roles in Shaft, Brighton Beach Memoirs and The French Connection, in which he played a drug pusher chased down by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider.

In his later years, Weeks taught theatre classes in Poughkeepsie, New York and also and directed productions for the Capital Repertory Theater in Albany, New York.