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Brian Dennehy, the Tony- and Golden Globe-winning actor who career spanned five decades, has died. He was 81. He died Wednesday of natural causes at his home in New Haven, CT.

His agency ICM Partners confirmed the news.

Dennehy broke out with the franchise-launching 1982 actioner First Blood opposite Sylvester Stallone and went on to star in appear in such varied films as Gorky Park (1983), Silverado (1985), Cocoon (1985), F/X (1986), Presumed Innocent (1990), Romeo + Juliet (1996) Tommy Boy (1997) and most recently Knight of Cups (2015). He also voiced of the father of the lead rat in Pixar’s Ratatouille (2007).

His earlier film work included the hit comedies Semi-Tough (1978), with Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson; Foul Play (1977), opposite Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn; and the Dudley Moore-Bo Derek romp 10 (1980).

A six-time Emmy nominee, he most recently recurred as Dominic Wilkinson on NBC’s The Blacklist. His other 2000s TV work includes Hap and Leonard, Public Morals, The Good Wife and the finale of The Big C.

Dennehy won Golden Globe and SAG awards and scored an Emmy nom for his lead role as Willy Loman in the 2000 miniseries Death of a Salesman, reprising his role from the 1999 revival of Arthur Miller’s classic play. All six of his Emmy noms were for miniseries, ranging from 1990’s A Killing in a Small Town to 2005’s Our Fathers. All were for supporting roles except Death of a Salesman — which he also produced and shared a PGA Award for — and 1992’s To Catch a Killer, in which he starred as the notorious serial murderer John Wayne Gacy.

Dennehy won a pair of Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Play, for Death of a Salesman and later for playing playing James Tyrone in the 2003 revival of Long Day’s Journey into Night. His extensive Broadway credits began with Brian Friel’s Translations in 1995 and also included 2007’s Inherit the Wind, 2009’s Desire Under the Elms and opposite Mia Farrow in 2014’s Love Letters.

He was inducted into the American Theatre Hal of Fame in 2011.

Born on July 9, 1938, in Bridgeport, CT, Dennehy joined the Marine Corps in 1958 and served on Okinawa for five years. Early on he drove a truck, was a butcher and also worked as a stock broker alongside Martha Stewart at Moness, Williams, & Seidel in New York City.

While juggling day jobs, Dennehy acted in plays all over Long Island, honing his skills in dinner theaters, then at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA. That experience led to roles in off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theaters in Manhattan. Encouraged by good reviews for his role in David Rabe’s production of Streamers, he moved to Los Angeles, where he became a professional actor at the age of 38.
 

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Leading Indian actor Irrfan Khan has died at the age of 53 after being admitted to a Mumbai hospital this week with a colon infection. The sad news has been confirmed to us by the actor’s representatives.

The Life Of Pi, The Lunchbox and Jurassic World star was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018 but continued to act.

 

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This might be considered a cold observation and something out of left field like the old @Mak Manto would do, but our overlords have probably been planning this for a while now with all them meetings at Bohemian Grove and Bilderberg. I mean check this out; the Georga guide stones.

 

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This might be considered a cold observation and something out of left field like the old @Mak Manto would do, but our overlords have probably been planning this for a while now with all them meetings at Bohemian Grove and Bilderberg. I mean check this out; the Georga guide stones.

Yeah, I don't do conspiracy theories. Two or more politicians can't keep an affair secret, let alone something important. lol
 

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