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CORRECTED: “Heaven Can Wait” star Jack Warden dies at 85

July 21, 2006

Corrects to show Warden was nominated for Emmy for “Crazy
Like a Fox,” won Emmy for “Brian’s Song”

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-nominated character actor
Jack Warden, best known for starring alongside Warren Beatty in
“Shampoo” and “Heaven Can Wait,” has died at 85, his longtime
business manager said.

Warden, who appeared in dozens of films and starred in the
1980s TV series “Crazy Like a Fox,” which earned him an Emmy
nomination, died on Wednesday in New York, business manager
Sidney Pazoff said.

Warden won an Emmy for his role in the TV movie “Brian’s
Song.”

Warden, who was born John Lebzelter in New Jersey and began
acting after serving in World War Two, had a breakthrough role
in “Twelve Angry Men” in 1957.

Pazoff said the veteran character actor had retired several
years ago and had been suffering from medical problems in
recent years.


Source: reuters



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