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Richard Dysart


Born - 30 March 1929, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died - 5 April 2015

Stocky, concerned-looking, often bespectacled American actor with thinning dark hair and stubborn lower lip, little known to TV and movie viewers until his iconic role - the patriarch Leland McKenzie in the long-running L.A.Law - arrived in 1986. Later, now in demand for administrative roles, he twice played President Harry S Truman, to whom he bore a passing resemblance. TV movies were many, films surprisingly scattered: Love with the Proper Stranger (1963), Petulia (1967), The Lost Man (1969), The Terminal Man (1974), The Day of the Locust (1975), Meteor (1978), Prophecy (1979), Being There (1979), The Thing (1982), Pale Rider (1985), Wall Street (1987), Back to the Future, Part III (1990), Panther (1995) and Hard Rain (1997), his last. He died from cancer.