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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 TV dramas (including "Law & Order," the cult-fave "Crime Story" and last year's undeservedly short-lived "Luck").
  • By Joe Leydon
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  • July 22, 2013 3:53 PM
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