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Alex Karras

Actor/sportsman

Born - 15 July 1935, Gary, Indiana, USA
Died - 10 October 2012

Fair-haired, latterly moustachioed football star who moved into beefy film roles as his sporting career neared a close. His first acting impact came with the starring role in the TV movie The 500 Pound Jerk in 1973. Never quite a star in movies, he nevertheless put quite a few under his belt, among them Blazing Saddles (1974), Win, Place or Steal (1975), Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1978), When Time Ran Out... (1980), Victor/Victoria (1982) and Against All Odds (1984). From 1983 to 1990, he starred opposite his second wife, actress Susan Clark, in the TV comedy series Webster, appropriately as a retired football star. Later films include The Street Corner Kids (1994) and Buffalo '66 (1998), his last. He died from kidney failure.