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Ed Lauter
Birth: Oct. 30, 1938
Long Beach
Nassau County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 2013
West Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Television and Movie Actor. Born Edward Matthew Lauter II, he attended C. W. Post College on an athletic scholarship, graduated in 1961, and served in the Army for two years. He studied acting at the Herbert Berghof School, and was a stand-up comedian before obtaining regular work as an actor. Often cast as villains or authority figures including police officers, his best known film roles included: Captain Knauer, the nemesis of Burt Reynolds's character in 1974's "The Longest Yard"; Carnahan in the remake of "King Kong" (1976); Joseph P. Maloney in "Family Plot" (1976) (Alfred Hitchcock's last film); Joe Camber in "Cujo" (1983); the Legion Commander in "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989); and the butler in the Oscar-winning film "The Artist" (2011). His best-known TV roles included: Sheriff Cain on "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo" and "B.J. and the Bear" (1979-1980); General Crewes on "Golden Years" (1991); and Fire Captain Danaker on "ER" (1998-2002). He continued to work until near the end of his life, and died at home from the effects of mesothelioma. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Body donated to medical science
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Oct 16, 2013
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