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December 28, 1998 | From Reuters
Richard Paul, 58, a character actor who played Jerry Falwell in the movie "The People vs. Larry Flynt," has died of cancer, a family spokesman said Sunday. The spokesman said Paul, who had battled the disease for almost two years, died Christmas morning at his Studio City home. Paul, whose career spanned 35 years, was credited with switching easily among television, motion pictures and the stage. He had a recurring role as Mayor Sam Booth on television's "Murder, She Wrote."
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December 15, 1998 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Norman Fell, a longtime character actor who played the irascible landlord Stanley Roper on the television sitcom "Three's Company", died Monday of cancer. He was 74. Fell died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home in Woodland Hills, said Stan Schneider, his business manager for many years. With his exasperated expression and droopy eyes, Fell was a supporting actor who many recognized but few could identify by name.
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July 26, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Brian Glover, the robust English character actor who liked to joke about his hefty size, died Thursday of complications from a brain tumor, his agent said. He was 63. Born in the Yorkshire town of Barnsley in the north of England, Glover began his career as a teacher and professional wrestler, turning to acting in his 30s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Kim Chan, a character actor who broke through in film playing Jerry Lewis' butler in "The King of Comedy," died Sunday in New York City. He was believed to be either 93 or 94, his niece told the New York Times. After emigrating as a boy with his family from the province of Canton, China, he worked at his family's Chinese restaurant in New York City's theater district and discovered show business. He started out appearing in small parts in plays. In 1957, he made his film debut as a radio announcer in "A Face in the Crowd."
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June 20, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Luisi, a character actor adept at portraying hard-boiled detectives and gangsters and remembered for his long-running role as Lt. Doug Chapman on television's "The Rockford Files," has died. Luisi, 73, died June 7 in Los Angeles of cancer. A professional basketball player with the Baltimore Bullets for two years, Luisi got into acting in the late 1950s after hearing that a neighborhood friend, Anthony Franciosa, was appearing in a Broadway show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2014 | By Steve Chawkins
He was a neurosurgeon, a shipping magnate, a pompous headmaster, an autocratic father: He was the self-inflated, often weaselly authority figure whose long, narrow, aristocratic face was as well-known in films and television as his name was obscure. James Rebhorn, a journeyman character actor seen most recently as the father of super-spy Carrie Mathison on "Homeland," died Friday at his home in South Orange, N.J., of melanoma, his wife Rebecca Linn said. He was 65. Rebhorn had more than 100 TV and movie credits, including roles in "Scent of a Woman" and "My Cousin Vinny" - both released in 1992 - and "Meet the Parents" (2000)
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August 13, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
John Quade, a veteran character actor who specialized in playing heavies and appeared in several Clint Eastwood movies, including "Every Which Way But Loose" and its sequel "Any Which Way You Can," has died. He was 71. Quade died in his sleep of natural causes Sunday at his home in Rosamond, near Lancaster, said his wife, Gwen Saunders. In a more than two-decade career in films and television that began in the late 1960s, Quade played character roles in numerous TV series and in films such as "Papillon," "The Sting" and Eastwood's "High Plains Drifter" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2001
David Byrd, 68, character actor in television, stage and such films as "The Hudsucker Proxy." Byrd's most recent appearances were as Sal Capetti in the 1999 motion picture "Thick as Thieves" and in his occasional role as Harry Stipe on the television series "Everybody Loves Raymond" last year. He memorably played an archbishop in the 1997 cable television docudrama "Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor." Popular in small theaters, Byrd played Henry Higgins' friend Col.
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