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Dennis Farina

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    Obit: Dennis Farina, Chicago Cop Turned Character Actor, Dies at Age 69 (1988 INTERVIEW)

    Between his early career as a Chicago cop and his recent gig as Xfinity Internet pitchman, Dennis Farina, character actor par excellence, amassed an impressive resume of distinctive performances in movies (including "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight" and the under-appreciated "Sidewalks of New York") and ...

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    R.I.P. Dennis Farina (1944-2013)

    There are all kinds of actors. Big, A-list names that get all the juicy leading roles, thesps who command the awards season with one flashy turn after another, year after year, and then there are the guys who show up, do the work and move on. They don't always get the recognition they deserve becaus...

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    Actor Dennis Farina Dead at 69

    Veteran character actor Dennis Farina, best known for playing his fair share of weathered tough guys in films like "Out of Sight," "Get Shorty," "Midnight Run," has died at 69, his publicist confirmed today. A former Chicago police officer, Farina is best known to most for his portrayal of Detective...

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